Glossary of 6th Grade WW Lesson 11-1-23-06
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- Abbreviate a'bree'vee'ate
v-To shorten by leaving out certain parts
Abbreviation,n-The result of abbreviating
- Main Street can be abbreviated to Main St.
- Appropriate a'pro'pre'et
adj-Suitable or right for the purpose
v-To set aside for a particular purpose
- Congress appropriates money for various programs.
- Exclude ex'cloode
v-To leave out;to keep from being a part of
- The major leagues excluded Black baseball players until 1947.
- Fanciful fan'si'ful
adj-1.Not based on reason;unrealistic
- One inventor came up with the fanciful idea to turn water into gasoline.
*Way to remember this word:Fantasy*
- Futile few'tile
adj-Certain to fail;hopeless or useless
- Before giving up, we made several futile attempts to retreive the keys that had fallen in the lake.
- Grudge gruge
n-A feeling of resentment
v-To be unwilling to give
Grudging,adj-Done or said with reluctance
- Do you grudge me this food when you see how ravenous I am?
- Inspire in'spi'er
v-To fill with emotion or great exitment
Inspiration,n-The power to affect the mind or emotions;anything that has this effect
- Einstein's discoveries inspired me to become an inventor.
- Majority ma'jor'ity
n-1.The greater # or part, more than half
2.The amount by which one # of votes is greater than the other
- The vote was 97 to 91, a majority of six.
- Persevere per'se'veere
v-To refuse to give up despite difficulties
Perseverance,n-Continued efforts in spite of difficulties
- The captives persevered in their efforts to escape.
- Possess po'ses
v-1.To have or to own
2.To get power or control over
Possesion,n-1.The fact of owning or holding
2.The thing that is held or owned
- The children possess tree pairs of shoes.
- Prejudice pre'joo'dis
n-An opinion or strong feeling fromed without careful thought or regard to the facts
v-To cause to have such a feeling
Prejudiced,adj-Having such a feeling
- One cannot expect a fair verdict from a prejudices judge.
- Resolute res'o'loote
adj-Detemined not to give in;unyeilding
- The shelter was resolute about finding good homes for the kittens.
- Sneer snear
v-To look down on with scorn;to mock or insult by words or manner
n-A scornful look;a mocking or insulting remark
- The entire audience jeard someone sneer loudly about the bad acting.
- Unanimous you'nan'i'mus
adj-Without any disagreement
Unanimity,n-The condition of being unanimous
- The motion passed by a unanimous vote of 57 to 0.
- Unruly unrooly
2.Hard to control
- This hair spray might help keep your unruly hair in place.
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