OCR vocabulary # 3

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Mar Vista OCR grade 3

biologist

NOUN
(biology) a scientist who studies living organisms

skyscraper

NOUN
a very tall building in the city

urban

ADJECTIVE
having to do with a city or city life

migrating

ADJECTIVE
moving from one place to another when the seasons change in the fall and in the spring

laboratories

NOUN
places where science studies and experiments are done

observation

NOUN
the act of noticing or paying attention (carefully noticing details)

dwellings

NOUN
houses or places where people live

examine

VERB
to look at and study carefully

discard

ADJECTIVE
unwanted, put aside as having no use

fragrant

ADJECTIVE
Good smelling

flourishing

ADJECTIVE
growing strong and healthy

vacant

ADJECTIVE
empty

immature

ADJECTIVE
Not full-grown

passage way

NOUN
A narrow place to walk between two buildings

exploration

NOUN
the act of searching or looking closely at a new area

crops

NOUN
plants grown for food or to sell to make money

decorated

ADJECTIVE
made to look better by adding pretty things to it

mound

NOUN
small hill or pile of dirt, rocks, or other material

abandoned

AJDECTIVE
left behind or unused; either unprotected, unneeded, or unwanted

cavity

NOUN
hollow place or hole

clamor

NOUN
loud noise, usually for a long time

originally

ADJECTIVE
at first, in the beginning

species

NOUN
kind or type of plant or animal that scientists group together because the share many of the same characteristics.

suburbs

NOUN
area of homes, stores, and businesses that are NEAR OR RIGHT NEXT TO a city or urban center

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