100 Words 6th Graders Should Know

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access

the act of approaching or entering

accommodate

provide a service or favor for someone; make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

accumulate

to increase in number or amount; to pile up, collect, or gather

alien

(n.) a citizen of another country; (adj.) foreign, strange

alternate

do something in turns

ambitious

having a strong desire for success or achievement

anticipate

make a prediction about

appropriate

suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc.

barren

not productive, bare

barrier

something that blocks the way; an obstacle

betray

to be disloyal; turn against

bewilderment

confusion resulting from failure to understand; the state of being puzzled or confused

brink

the edge of a steep place; the limit beyond which something happens or changes

chaos

a state of extreme confusion and disorder

collide

crash together with violent impact; be incompatible

compassion

the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it

comprehend

get the meaning of something; to understand

conceal

prevent from being seen or discovered; to hide

confide

tell someone about a secret or private matter while trusting them not to repeat it to others, to trust another with information or a secret

confirm

To show or prove to be true; verify, support, validate

consequence

having important effects or influence the result of an action

conserve

keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; to preserve; to keep from being damaged, lost, or wasted; to save

desolate

deserted, without inhabitants, barren; crushed by grief; feeling or showing misery, unhappiness, or loneliness

document

(n.) writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature); (v.) to record in detail,

establish

set up or lay the groundwork for; to bring about

exceptional

standing out from others; unusually good; extraordinary

frustrate

to prevent from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; to cause feelings of discouragement

gauge

(n.) a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.; (v.) to determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation

generosity

act of giving to others, willingness to contribute

hazard

a danger or risk

hesitant

unsure or slow in acting or speaking; to pause or wait

hostile

very unfriendly

humanity

(n.) the human race; all human beings; (v.) being kind and merciful

hysterical

emotionally out of control

immigrate

migrate to a new environment; come into a new country and change residency

indifferent

showing no care or concern in attitude or action; lack of interest

industry

the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; all the businesses that make one kind of product or provide one kind of service

ingenious

showing inventiveness and skill; clever, resourceful

interference

the act of hindering, obstructing, or impeding; getting in the way

interpret

make sense of; give an interpretation or explanation to

invade

to enter by force in order to take over

investigate

to look into closely; to study in great detail

management

act of directing and controlling; people in charge of a business; the act of organizing something

maneuver

a plan for attaining a particular goal; an action aimed at evading an opponent; (n.) a planned movement; a skillful plan; a scheme; (v.) to perform or carry out such a planned movement

manual

(n.) a small handbook; (adj.) requiring human effort

meaning

the message or idea that is intended or expressed

melancholy

gloomy, depressed, sad; a feeling of thoughtful sadness; a gloomy state of mind

migration

the periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding; a movement from one country or region to another

moral

arising from the sense of right and wrong; concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human behavior

notorious

famous for something bad; infamous; widely and unfavorably known

nourish

to feed; to support or make grow

observant

paying close attention especially to details; , quick to notice

obsessed

influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion; thinking about something too much

obstacle

something that prevents one from moving forward; something that gets in the way or hinders progress

occupant

a person who resides or is present in a house, vehicle, seat, place etc., at a given time

occurrence

something that takes place; an incident or event

ominous

giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

oppose

be against; , fight against or resist strongly

outcome

result; the way something ends; the outcome of something

outwit

outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly; trick

paralyze

make powerless and unable to move or function; to stop movement or feeling in

pedestrian

a person who travels by foot

penetrate

pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; come to understand

persist

refuse to stop; to continue steadily in a course of action, refuse to stop or be changed; to last, remain

political

of or relating to the government or the public affairs of a country

popularity

the quality of being widely admired or accepted or sought after

precaution

a measure taken in advance to prevent harm, something dangerous, unpleasant, or inconvenient from happening

proposal

a suggestion or plan, especially a formal or written one, put forward for consideration or discussion by others; an offer of marriage

prosper

grow stronger, gain in wealth, to succeed (especially in terms of money)

recognition

coming to understand something clearly; identification of a thing or person from previous encounters or knowledge

regulation

the act of controlling or directing according to rule; an official rule made by government

reluctance

unwillingness; the state of not wanting to do something

remote

inaccessible and sparsely populated; far away; distant; very unlikely

resource

a source of aid or support that can be used when needed; available source of wealth; any necessity of life, such as water, nutrients, light, food, or space

retrieve

to get; to retain possession of; to recall knowledge from memory

reunite

to bring together again; to unite or join again, as after separation.

rigid

unable to bend or be forced out of shape; not flexible; fixed and unmoving

sacrifice

something given up for the sake of another; o surrender something of value;

sarcastic

the use of witty language used to insult or show displeasure; said in a sneering or mocking way, often indicating the opposite of what is obvious; speaking with sharp mockery intended to hurt another

security

the state of being free from danger or threat; procedures followed or measures taken as a precaution against theft, espionage, terrorism, or sabotage etc.

souvenir

a thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event; something of sentimental value;

spectator

a person who watches something, such as a show, a game, or other event

stench

a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant; strong foul odor or stink; a horrible smell

stimulate

cause to do; to encourage interest or activity in; to make more active

strategy

a plan of action;

submit

accept or yield to a superior force, or to the authority, will, or control of another person; to present for consideration or judgment.

sufficient

enough to fill a need; adequate

supporter

a person who approves and encourages someone or something

suspend

to stop; to put on hold; to temporarily prevent from continuing

sustain

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; strengthen or support physically or mentally; cause to continue or be prolonged for an extended period of time or without interruption

sympathy

sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish); to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion

telescopic

visible only by means of a telescope; having the ability to make something distant seem nearer or larger

terrain

an area of land; a piece of ground having specific characteristics; the landscape, especially considered with regard to its physical features or fitness for some use

typical

characteristic of a particular type of person or thing; common, ordinary, usual, normal

unconscious

not conscious; done or existing without one realizing; the part of the mind that is inaccessible to the conscious mind, but that affects behavior

utensils

tools used in cooking or eating; objects that are useful in doing or making something

wage

a fixed regular payment made by an employer; money earned for hours worked; or to carry on (a war or campaign)

waver

shake with a quivering motion; be unsure or weak; pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

withdraw

remove or take away (something) from a particular place or position; draw back; take back; retreat

yield

to give up someone or something; to surrender; letting others go first; to produce or provide (a natural agricultural or industrial product); production of a certain amount

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