Unit 2- 6th grade- vocabulary
|adverse|| unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile, difficult, trying|
Ex. Some people suffer an adverse reaction if they eat peanut butter with peanuts.
|arid|| extremely dry; uninteresting dull; boring, waterless, parched, unimaginative|
ex. Crops will not grow in most arid regions.
|assailant|| a person who attacks violently ( with blows or words), attacker, mugger|
ex. The jogger was mugged by an unknown assailant.
|billow|| a large wave; to rise or swell like a wave; surge, bulge, balloon, breaker|
ex.The American flag billowed over the stadium field.
|confront|| to meet face to face, especially as a challenge; come to grips with, encounter|
ex. Sally's mom confronted her when she found out Sally didn't do her homework.
|constrain|| to force, compel; to restrain, hold back,pressure, restrict, confine, limit|
Ex. You can't constrain me against my will.
|contemporary|| belonging to the same period of time as oneself; a person of the same time, present day, modern, current; peer|
ex. Rather than ask parents for help, teens often turn to a contemporary for advice.
|depict|| to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture; sketch, draw, picture, illustrate|
ex.The painter chose to depict a plain prairie landscape using bold colors and shadows.
|disinterested|| fair-minded, free from selfish motives; indifferent, neutral, impartial, unbiased, apathetic|
ex. A judge must remain disinterested in order to render a logical decision.
|encompass|| to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class; surround, envelop, comprise|
ex. Oceans encompass about 3/4 of the surface of our planet.