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rain guage
a weather instrument that measures rainfall.
metaphor
a comparison without using the words like or as; saying that one thing is another
simile
a comparison using the words like or as
vertex
the point at which the rays or lines segments of an angle, the sides of a polygon, or the edges of a polyhedron meet.
United Nations
an organized formed in 1945 that promised that its 50 member nations would work to find peaceful solutions to international problems.
alliteration
repetition of beginning consonant sounds
barometer
a weather instrument that measures air pressure.
wind vane
a weather instrument that shows the direction the wind is coming from.
edge
a line segment where two faces of a polyhedron meet.
onomatopoeia
words that sound like the noise they name
geometric solid
a three dimensional shape bounded by surfaces.
anemometer
a weather instrument that measures wind.
Rosa Parks
a woman who inspired the Montgomery Bus boycott.
personification
comparison in which something that is not human is described with human qualities
Marshall Plans
a program established by US President Harry S. Truman to help the nations of Western Europe recover from World War II.
polyhedron
a closed 3 dimensional shape, all of whose surfaces are flats.
Internet
a worldwide network of computer developed in the 1960s as a communication system that would continue working even after a nuclear attack.
seismograph
a science tool that measures the strength of earthquakes.
hygrometer
a weather instrument that measures relative humidity (water vapor in the air).
Civil Rights
the right that are guaranteed to all citizens by the Constitution.

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