20 terms

5th Grade Wordly Wise Lesson 8 Vocabulary

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assemble
v. 1. To bring together in a group; to gather
2. To put or fit together
assembly
n. 1. A group of people gathered for a certain purpose.
2. The fitting together of various parts.
banquet
n. A large meal for many people; a feast
cargo
n. The load carried by a plane or ship.
cask
n. A barrel-shaped container, especially one for holding liquids.
celebrate
v. To honor something in a special way
celebrated
adj. Famous
decrease
v. To become smaller or less
n. The amount by which something becomes smaller.
desperate
adj. 1. Reckless because of feelings of despair.
2. So serious to be almost hopeless
edible
adj. Safe or fit to be eaten.
n. An item of food; anything that can be eaten.
frivolous
adj. Not serious or important; silly
frivolity
Silly or lighthearted play
harvest
n. 1. The gathering of ripe crops for a season.
2. The quantity of crops gathered
v. To gather in the crops
hew
v. 1. To chop down or cut with blows from an ax.
2. To cut or shape with blows of an ax or similar tool.
hostile
adj. Unfriendly; of or like an enemy.
hostility
n. The expression of unfriendly feelings.
pledge
v. To make a serious promise.
n. A serious promise
prosper
v. To succeed, especially in terms of money.
prosperous
adj. Enjoying growth and success.
task
n. A piece of work that needs to be done.