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memory

the power of retaining or recalling past experience

embraced

held in the arms; accepted

ridiculous

extravagantly humorous

ruined

destroyed

streaked

marked with or as if with stripes or linear discolorations (streaked hair)

crept

moved slowly

delighted

greatly pleased

consoled

made less sad; comforted

yanked

To pull something quickly with force

mentioned

talked about something briefly

stranded

left behind or in a helpless situation

reflect

think deeply about a subject

required

Necessary; essential

swayed

moving back and forth

boasted

bragged

flustered

Nervous and confused

social

living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups

spiral

move in a spiral or zigzag course, in the shape of a coil

disguised

wearing something that keeps people from knowing who you are

suggested

to give someone an idea

rehearsed

to practise a play, a piece of music, etc. in order to prepare it for public performance

versions

a story told in different ways

drifts

moves along without direction

shelters

something that protects you and keeps you safe

absences

not being present

emotional

refers to feelings and includes dealing with love, hate, joy, fear, excitement, and other similar feelings

observed

1) to watch, to notice; 2) to obey a law or keep a custom.

cluttered

messy, disorderly

sprinkle

distribute loosely

shallow

not deep or strong

expand

become larger in size or volume or quantity

rotate

turn on or around an axis or a center

erupt

start abruptly

confirm

To show or prove to be true

magnify

increase in size, volume or significance

appear

come into sight or view

generated

produced, prepared, to cause something to happen

homophones

sound exactly alike, but have different spellings and meanings

homographs

words that are spelled the same but have different meanings

antonyms

words that have opposite meanings

synonyms

words that have similar meanings

suffixes

one or more letters added to the end of a word to alter its meaning.

prefixes

Is a word part that is added to the beginning or a word. It changes the meaning of the base word. Examples-dis-not disappear, re-again-rebuild, un-not-untie

theme

a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work

inferences

Drawing conclusion from evidence

main idea

what a piece of writing is mainly about, central thought or message

sequence

the action of following in order

opinions

thoughts and feelings about a given topic

facts

Information that is true or demonstrable.

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