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Wordly Wise Lesson 9: GACS 4th Grade

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advantage
something that is helpful or useful
astonish
to surprise or amaze
astonishment
great surprise or amazement
confirm
to show or prove to be true; to approve or give one's agreement to
distant
very far away in time; very far away; not near or close by
distance
the length of the space between two places
founder
a person who sets up something that lasts; to sink below the surface of the water
hamlet
a small village
host
a large number; one who greets and entertains guests and takes care of their needs at a party or restaurant
misgiving
a feeling of doubt, uncertainty, or concern about what may happen in the future
parch
to make or become very dry
parched
lacking water; thirsty
prospect
something that is waited for; expected, or hoped for; to look in the ground for valuable metals like gold and silver
prospector
a person who explores an area to look for valuable metals
scarce
in short supply; not plentiful
scarcity
a shortage
shrewd
clever; good at understanding what is needed and acting on it
sole
being the only one of its kind; belonging to one person or group; the bottom surface of the foot or a shoe; a flat fish that can be caught and eaten
torment
great pain or suffering; to cause pain or suffering
typical
being like others of its kind