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Columbia Elementary Third Grade High Frequency Words

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able
(usually followed by 'to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something adjective
across
placed crosswise adjective
Ex. "spoken with a straight face but crossed fingers"; "crossed forks"; "seated with arms across"
air
a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing (noun)
also
in addition adverb
Ex. "he has a Mercedes, too"
almost
not quite, but near a point, condition, or place, etc . . .
always
at all times adverb
anything
a thing of any kind
become
enter or assume a certain state or condition
behind
in or to or toward the rear (adverb)
between
in the interval (adverb)
bring
take something or somebody with oneself somewhere (verb)
brother
a male with the same parents as someone else (noun)
buy
an advantageous purchase
call
assign a specified, proper name to
called
given or having a specified name (adjective)
carry
the act of carrying something (noun)
change
the action of changing something (noun)
children
more than one child
close
*not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances (adjective)
*finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.) (verb)
cold
*(noun) the absence of heat
*(noun) a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
dry
(adjective) free from liquid or moisture
during
through the whole time; while (something is happening)
enough
an adequate quantity (noun)
ever
at all times (adverb)
every
all of something
few
an indefinite but relatively small number
fire
*the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy (noun)
*the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke (noun)
free
(adjective) costing nothing
(adjective) not held in servitude
friend
(noun) a person with whom you are acquainted
girl
(noun) a young woman
grade
assign a rank or rating to
great
(used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation (adjective)
hand
physical assistance, the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
hold
secure and keep for possible future use or application
house
a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
keep
allow to remain in a place or position
later
at some eventual time in the future (adverb)
less
smaller in amount; not as much
light
(adjective) (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent
(adjective) of comparatively little physical weight or density
made
produced by a manufacturing process
men
adult human males
more
A greater amount
never
not ever
nothing
a nonexistent thing
old
(adjective) (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
own
have ownership or possession of
paper
medium for written communication
party
an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment
place
assign a rank or rating to
read
look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
real
being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
ride
a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else
rest
freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
ship
a vessel that carries passengers or freight
shot
(noun) the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination,
(noun) informal words for any attempt or effort, a (noun) chance to do something