20 terms

Sixth Grade Tier Two Vocabulary Word List 12


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Altercation (noun)
a noisy argument or disagreement, especially in public
Alteration (noun)
the action or process of altering or being altered
Delegate (noun)
a person sent or authorized to represent others, in particular an elected representative sent to a conference
Delegate (verb)
entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior than oneself
Harmony (noun) (1)
the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect
Harmony (noun) (2)
agreement or concord
Union (noun) (1)
the action or fact of joining or being joined, especially in a political context
Union (noun) (2)
an organized association of workers formed to protect and further their rights and interests; a labor union
Orbit (noun) (1)
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution
Orbit (noun) (2)
a sphere of activity, interest, or application
Orbit (verb)
(of a celestial object or spacecraft) move in orbit around (a star, planet, or moon)
Shroud (noun) (1)
a length of cloth or an enveloping garment in which a dead person is wrapped for burial
Shroud (noun) (2)
a thing that envelops or obscures something
Shroud (verb)
cover or envelop so as to conceal from view
Ambient (adjective)
of or relating to the immediate surroundings of something
Ambient (noun)
a style of instrumental music with electronic textures and no persistent beat, used to create or enhance a mood or atmosphere
Inquire (verb) (1)
ask for information from someone
Inquire (verb) (2)
investigate; look into
Liability (noun) (1)
the state of being responsible for something, especially by law
Liability (noun) (2)
a person or thing whose presence or behavior is likely to cause embarrassment or put one at a disadvantage