4th Grade Vocabulary List

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These words commonly appear in many state standardized tests. The word list originates from "The Word Up Project."

ability

the power or skill to do something

accurate

exactly correct

address

direct a question at someone

afford

have the financial means to do something or buy something

alert

an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

analyze

To examine carefully; study closely

ancestor

someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

annual

Happening once a year

apparent

Obvious; easy to see

appropriate

suitable for a particular person or place or condition

arena

Type of performance space with audience surrounding all sides of the stage.

arrest

the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

ascend

To move upward

assist

to aid; to help

attempt

To try; to make an effort

attentive

alert and watchful; considerate; thoughtful

attractive

pleasing to the eye or mind

awkward

lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance

baggage

a case used to carry belongings when traveling

basic

essential, fundamental

benefit

to gain or receive good results from something

blend

mix together different elements

blossom

develop or come to a promising stage

burrow

a hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter

calculate

to work out by using arithmetic

capable

have the skills and qualifications to do things well

captivity

the state of being held against one's will; loss of freedom

carefree

free from worries; having no problems

century

100 years

chamber

a natural or artificial enclosed space

circular

having the shape of a circle

coax

To persuade or urge in a gentle way

column

an article giving opinions or perspectives, usually in a newspaper

communicate

To make known; to give or exchange information

competition

an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

complete

to finish

concentrate

To focus all one's thoughts or efforts on.

concern

a feeling of sympathy for someone or something

conclude

decide by reasoning

confuse

mistake one thing for another

congratulate

to express pleasure over someone's success

considerable

great in amount, size, importance

content

satisfied

contribute

to give, along with others who are giving

crafty

skilled at tricking others

create

bring into existence

demonstrate

provide evidence for

descend

to go down

desire

expect and wish

destructive

causing harm or damage

develop

come into existence

disaster

something that causes great damage or harm

disclose

to make known

distract

draw someone's attention away from something

distress

To cause pain or sorrow; to trouble or worry.

dusk

the time of day immediately following sunset

eager

full of energy and desire to do something

ease

make easier

entertain

to interest and amuse

entire

Having nothing left out; whole; complete

entrance

something that provides access; a way to get into something

envy

jealousy

essential

absolutely necessary

extraordinary

beyond what is ordinary or usual

flexible

bending and snapping back readily without breaking

focus

direct one's attention on something

fragile

easily broken or damaged or destroyed

frantic

wildly excited

frequent

happening often

frontier

a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country

furious

very angry

generosity

act of giving to others, willingness to contribute

hail

greet enthusiastically or joyfully

hardship

something that is hard to bear; difficulty

heroic

showing extreme courage

host

a person who invites guests to a social event

humble

not proud; modest

Impact

influencing strongly

increase

make bigger or more

indicate

to show

inspire

to motivate, guide, or influence; to give hope and courage.

instant

without delay; happening at once

invisible

impossible or nearly impossible to see

jagged

having a sharp, pointed edge or outline

lack

to be without

limb

an arm, leg, or wing

limp

not having strength, or walking unevenly

manufacture

the act of making something (a product) from raw materials

master

be or become completely proficient or skilled in

mature

characteristic of maturity, characteristic of maturity

meadow

A field of grass or wildflowers.

mistrust

doubt about someone's honesty

mock

to make fun of

modest

Simple; not fancy or extreme

noble

showing greatness of character by unselfish behavior

orchard

a place where fruit trees grow

outstanding

distinguished from others in excellence

peculiar

unusual, strange

peer

an equal in age or position

permit

a legal document giving official permission to do something

plead

to beg

plentiful

in great supply, easily available; more than enough

pointless

serving no useful purpose

portion

a part or share of the whole

practice

learn by repetition

precious

very valuable

prefer

like better

prepare

to make or get ready

proceed

continue with one's activities

queasy

sick to one's stomach; nauseated

recent

of a time just before the present

recognize

to identify someone or something seen before

reduce

make smaller

release

to let go

represent

to stand for or in place of

request

to ask for

resist

to work or fight against

response

a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question, request, criticism, or accusation

reveal

make visible

routine

regular way of doing something

severe

very bad or serious

shabby

showing signs of wear and tear

shallow

not deep

sole

the underside of the foot

source

the place where something begins, where it springs into being

sturdy

Strongly built

surface

the outside layer; the top

survive

continue to live

terror

an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

threat

something that is a source of danger

tidy

neat and in good order

tour

A trip or journey in which one usually returns to the starting point.

tradition

values and beliefs passed from generation to generation

tragic

causing great sadness; terrible or dreadful

typical

regular; normal; usual

vacant

Empty; unoccupied

valiant

brave, courageous

variety

A number of different kinds; assortment

vast

very great or very large

venture

to go somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

weary

very tired

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