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Sixth Grade Vocabulary

This is the sixth grade vocabulary list for 2008-2009

Terms

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resolution
(n) a solution, accommodation, or settling of a problem, controversy, etc.
perspective
(n) point of view
intrepid
(adj) resolutely fearless; dauntless: an intrepid explorer
empathy
(n) sharing of feelings
hyperbole
(n) obvious and intentional exaggeration
influence
(n) the effect of one thing (or person) on another
synonym
(n) words with the same meaning
prejudiced
(n) any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable
mood
(n) a prevailing emotional tone or general attitude
prominent
(adj) important
irony
(n) the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, "How nice!" when I said I had to work all weekend
main idea
The main point of the story/paragraph
paraphrase
(v) express the same message in different words
mechanics
(n) spelling, punctuation, capitalization
possessive
(adj) of or pertaining to possession or ownership
abstract
(adj) general; not concrete
elaborate
(v) to add details to; expand
interpret
(v) explain the meaning of
audience
(n) the person or persons to whom the writing is addressed
trait (as in character)
(n) a distinguishing characteristic or quality, esp. of one's personal nature: bad traits of character.
antonym
(n) a word opposite in meaning to another
tone
(n) a particular style or manner, as of writing or speech; mood: the macabre tone of Poe's stories
foreshadowing
(v) to present an indication or a suggestion of beforehand
plural irregular
does not follow regular rules for forming plurals
symbolism
(n) symbolic meaning or character
figurative
(adj) of the nature of or involving a figure of speech, esp. a metaphor; metaphorical; not literal: a figurative expression
concrete
(adj) well defined
analogy
(v) a comparison of two similar things
summarize
(v) to make a summary of; state or express in a concise form
alliteration
(n) the commencement of two or more words of a word group with the same letter, as in apt alliteration's artful aid
dominate
(v) be in control
literal
(n) true to fact; not exaggerated; actual or factual: a literal description of conditions.
plagiarism
(n) the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work
distinguish
(v) recognize as different
chronological
(adj) arranged in the order of time: a chronological list of events
imagery
(n) the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively: the dim imagery of a dream

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