61 terms

Mysteries: Nonfiction stories

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crew
n. a group of people working together
clue
n. a piece of information to help you solve a mystery.
explaination
n. a statement of how something is done or why it exists
deserted
adj. left behind or abandoned
diary
n. a book where people write about their thoughts and things that happen to them
inspect
v. to look at carefully
mystery
n. something that is secret and unknown
damage
n. injury or harm that reduces value or usefulness
appearance
n. the way that someone or something looks
curse
n. the cause of evil, trouble or misfortune
sink
v. to go down below the surface of water, mud, etc.
violence
the use of physical force to harm someone, to damage property, etc.
huge
very big
eager
full of energy and desire to do something
identical
the same
descendant
someone who is related to a person or group of people who lived in the past
war
a contest carried on by force of arms, as in a series of battles or campaigns
vanish
v. to disappear
fight
v. to engage in battle or in single combat
compare
v. show how two things are similar as well as different; include details or examples
odd
adj. strange
disappear
v. when you can not see something anymore.
hostile
adj. unfriendly; unfavorable; warlike, aggressive
absence
n. not present or available.
statue
n. a form of a human, animal or other creature usually made of stone, wood or metal
giant
n. any creature of large size
theory
n. an explanation of how or why something happens
crater
n. a bowl-shaped area formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb
cliff
n. steep, high wall of rock, earth, or ice
location
n. the position of anything
realize
v. be aware of, conceive, understand, grasp
inhabitant
n. one living permanently in a given place
present
adj. at this time, now
prevent
v. to stop from happening
isolated
alone
solemn
adj. not cheerful or smiling; serious;
roll
v. to move in a circular motion
bright
adj. very light
site
n. a place
in addition
also
report
v. to tell or/give a written story of something
meteor
n. a small piece of ice, rock, or metal that enters Earth's atmosphere
cover
v. to place something over
so far
adv. until now
flat
adj. horizontally level
shake
v. to move something to and fro, mix
explosion
n. a sudden and noisy burst
plateau
n. an area of high, flat land
suggest
v. give a solution, hypothesis or other possible answer.
ground
n. earth or soil
offspring
n. children or young of a person, animal, or plant
journey
n. a traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time; trip
reproduce
v. to make more of the same kind;
to have young
tiny
adj. very small
volunteer
n. a person who does a job without being paid for it
generation
n. the time between the birth of parents and the birth of their children
wonder
v. to want to know about
imagine
v. to think of or create something in one's mind that is not real
track
v. follow, chase, trace; observe
tag
v. to attach a label, price
cycle
n. a series of events that happen over and over again.
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