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Language Arts Vocabulary

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adjacent
Next to, adjoining
extraterrestrial
Originating, located, or occurring outside Earth
obscure
out of sight, hidden; not readily noticed seen
archaeologist
a scientist who learns about ancient people by studying the things they left behind
remnant
something left over, remainder
impurities
contamination or pollution; not pure
mediocrity
the state or quality of being average; of moderate to low quality
succumb
to give up or give on
perimeter
the outer limit of an area
spectacles
a pair of glasses
surreptitious
obtained, done, or made by secretive means
cataclysmic
a violent upheaval that causes great destruction or brings about fundamental change
intricacy
the condition or quality of being complex
processional
a group of people, vehicles, or objects moving along in an orderly, formal manner
canopic
an ancient egyptian vase, urn, or jar use to hold the organs of an embalmed body
urn
a large vase that usually has a pedestal or feet
abyss
a bottomless gulf or pit
subsequent
following in time or order
euphoria
sense of great happiness or well-being
anarchy
absence of governing body; state of disorder
formica
water resistent, hardened plastic as on counter tops
drudgery
unpleasant, dull, or hard work
sanctuary
A sacred place; any place of refuge
funerary
of or suitable for a burial
tranquility
a state of peace and quiet
troupe
a group of touring actors, singers or performers
sarcophagus
a stone coffin (usually bearing sculpture or inscriptions)
rosetta stone
Stone that contained carved messages in hieroglyphics, Greek and demotic. Led to deciphering of hieroglyphics.
parchment
writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
bactrian
a civilization or group of people from an ancient country in asia