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Vocabulary Words 1-75 for 6th Grade

concise

adj: To be short and to the point

perceive

v: To understand, know, or become aware of something

yield

v: To give up someone or something; to surrender

subordinate

adj: To be lower in rank or position, secondary
n: A person who is in a lower position or under the orders of someone else

glum

adj: To be sad or depressed

adhere

v: To stick to something

embellish

1st v: To decorate something
2nd v: To exaggerate by adding untrue details to a story

lament

v: To cry or mourn for something

plaintive

adj: To be sad or mournful

knack

n: A special talent or skill, the ability to do something easily

nostalgia

1st n: A longing for the past, or for events that happened in the past
2nd n: A feeling of homesickness

cordial

adj: To be friendly and sincere

prominent

1st adj: To be important
2nd adj: To be standing out

tangible

Adj: To be able to be touched or held; real, rather than imaginary.

inept

adj: Incompetent; unable to do something well

deluge

n: A flood or overwhelming rush of something

exploit

n: A heroic or noble deed
v: To take advantage of someone or something

onset

n: The beginning of something

cultivate

v: To make something grow

stifle

v: To suppress or smother something

arid

adj: To be dry

painstaking

adj: To be slow and deliberate, or to take a lot of work and effort

apparel

n: clothing

formulate

v: To come up with, to devise

resolute

adj: To be firm in ones beliefs

allegiance

n: Loyalty

likeness

1st n: The condition of looking like or being similar to someone or something else
2nd n: A picture or portrait

minute

1st adj: Very small in size or amount; tiny.
2nd adj: With attention to fine details

boisterous

1st adj: Loud, unrestrained, and in high spirits; rowdy
2nd adj: Rough and turbulent, as weather

marvel

n: A thing, person, or event that causes wonder or amazement
v: To be filled with wonder or amazement

omniscient

adj: infinite in knowledge, all-knowing; possessing great knowledge, seeming to know everything
n: the supreme deity

chronological

adj: according to the sequence in which things happen

paraphrase

n: a restatement of a passage or text in somewhat different words so as to simplify or clarify
v: to restate in somewhat different words

civic

adj: of or concerning a city, municipal; of or pertaining to citizenship

commend

v: to speak of with praise for some act or service

conspicuous

adj: easily seen; noticeable

cumulative

adj: becoming larger or greater by means of gradual addition

plethora

n: an amount that is more than enough; overabundance

connoisseur

n: a person with the experience, expertise, and sense of appreciation to make informed judgments in a fine art or in matters of taste

ubiquitous

adj: being or appearing to be in all places at the same time; omnipresent

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