Unit 17 Spelling Words with Unstressed Syllables

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25 terms · Sixth grade words with unstressed syllables from Houghton Mifflin Spelling and Vocabulary book.

admiral

The commander in chief of a navy or fleet

ambulance

A large automobile especially equipped to rush sick and injured people to a hospital

awake

To rouse or emerge from sleep

accept

To take something that has been offered

company

1. A business enterprise; a firm 2. A guest or guests

crisis

A decisive, crucial point or situation in the course of anything; a turning point

difficult

Hard to do , accomplish or perform

document

An official paper that can be used to furnish evidence or information

desire

To wish or long for; want; crave

efficient

Acting or producing effectively with a minimum of waste, expense, or effort; capable

ethical

Conforming to accepted standards of right behavior or conduct; moral

example

1. A problem or exercise shown with its solution to serve as a model 2. One person or thing that is typical of a whole group

garage

A shed or building in which to park cars

ignore

To pay no attention to

morale

The state of a person's or group's spirits, as shown in confidence, cheerfulness, and willingness to work toward a goal

position

The place where someone or something is located

problem

Any question or situation that presents uncertainty, confusion, or difficulty

policy

A general management plan, principle, outlook, or course of action followed by a government, individual, or business

physical

Of the body rather than the mind or emotions

parallel

Having corresponding points always separated by the same distance

punctual

Acting or arriving on time; prompt

potential

1.(adj.) Possible or future, though not yet actual, definite or real 2.(n.) Capacity for further growth, development, or progress

quality

Any property or feature that makes something what it is

surprise

Something sudden and unexpected

success

The achievement of something desired or attempted

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