Wordly Wise Lesson 9: GACS 4th Grade

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advantage

something that is helpful or useful

astonish

to surprise or amaze

astonishment

great surprise or amazement

confirm

to show or prove to be true; to approve or give one's agreement to

distant

very far away in time; very far away; not near or close by

distance

the length of the space between two places

founder

a person who sets up something that lasts; to sink below the surface of the water

hamlet

a small village

host

a large number; one who greets and entertains guests and takes care of their needs at a party or restaurant

misgiving

a feeling of doubt, uncertainty, or concern about what may happen in the future

parch

to make or become very dry

parched

lacking water; thirsty

prospect

something that is waited for; expected, or hoped for; to look in the ground for valuable metals like gold and silver

prospector

a person who explores an area to look for valuable metals

scarce

in short supply; not plentiful

scarcity

a shortage

shrewd

clever; good at understanding what is needed and acting on it

sole

being the only one of its kind; belonging to one person or group; the bottom surface of the foot or a shoe; a flat fish that can be caught and eaten

torment

great pain or suffering; to cause pain or suffering

typical

being like others of its kind

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