6th reading vocab lesson 1

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affection

n. A fond or tender feeling

appeal

verb- To make an earnest request; to ask. To be of interest to; to be attractive to.
noun- An earnest request for help. The power to attract or be of interest.

clasp

v. To grasp or hold tightly.
n. a strong grasp or hold.

conspicuous

adj. Easily or plainly seen

contribute

v. To give along with others who are giving. To have a part in bring about.

declare

v. To make known; to state openly.

eloquent

adj. Skilled at speaking or writing; having the power to move people.

exhibit

v. To show in public. n. An item or collection of items in a public show.

ferry

n. a boat that carries people and goods back and forth across a stretch of water.
v. To move people or good by boat across a stretch of water.

immigrant

n. A person who comes into a country to live there.

lofty

adj. Very tall or high. Noble in feeling or high in ideals. Showing a too-proud or superior attitude.

pedestal

n. A base or support on which something stands.

persecute

v. To treat cruelly or harshly because of political, religious, or other differences.

poverty

n. The state of being poor.

unveil

v. To remove a covering from. To make known or reveal for the first time.

affectionate

adj. gentle and loving

contributor

noun- (person) one who gives

contribution

noun- (thing) that which is given

declaration

noun- a public statement

eloquence

noun- skill at speaking or writing; the power to move people

exhibition

noun- a large-scale public show

persecution

noun- the state or condition of being treated harshly because of political or religious views

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