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Language Arts 6th grade vocab

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abduct
to kidnap or carry off by force
guerrillas
members of an irregular military force; operating in small bands behind enemy lines
buffoon
one who amuses with jokes and tricks
flounder
to move clumsily
culture
a pattern of ones knowledge, beliefs, and behavior
elegant
characterized or exhibiting elegance
inhabit
to live or dwell in
goad
to urge prick or push
fertile
able to reproduce children, seeds, and fruits
aqueduct
a large pipe or conduit for carrying water from a distant location
prance
to act or walk about in a lively manner
encroach
to intrude gradually upon the rights of another
smitten
very much in love
allude
to refer to casually or indirectly
fleet
a group of cars, boats, or other types of vessels
parallel
running along side
horizontal
parallel to the ground
vertical
straight up and down
bliss
great happiness
drench
to wet thoroughly, to soak
shun
to keep away from
resident
one who lives in a place
ruthless
having no compassion or pity
obsolete
out of date
magnate
a rich powerful or successful business person
despite
in spite of, not withstanding
conceal
to keep from being seen
climate
refers to weather conditions
swelter
to become exceedingly hot
wean
to withdraw from any type of habit
shoddy
of poor quality or make, dishonest
transpire
to happen, to become known
hoax
a practical joke, something intended to deceive
qualm
a feeling of illness, a disturbing feeling
harsh
unpleasant to the senses or conditions
famine
a drastic wide reaching shortage of food
adjacent
adjoining, next to, near or close
wary
alert cautious, on guard, watchful
dread
to be in terror of, to fear greatly
hypnotize
to put into a sleep like state
succor
help, relief, assistance
fowl
any type of bird, the meat of that bird
runt
undersized, a small animal or person
prevail
to be victorious, to persuade
fervor
intensity of feeling or expression
wad
a small mass of soft material squeezed into a ball
avert
to ward off; to turn away; to keep from happening
zigzag
a series of turns in a different directions that precede in a general direction
whimsical
erratic behavior, unpredictable; having a quaint or fanciful quality
scamper
to run; to go hastily of lightly
agility
the quality of being nimble; quick in movement or adaptable
wail
to cry out loudly
passive
in active; acted upon but not acting in return
catamaran
a boat with two parallel hulls
acclaim
enthusiastic; public phrase and approval
innate
possessed at birth; inborn; a natural characteristic
underdog
a loser or predicted loser in a struggle or contest
retrieve
to recover; to find and bring back; to get back
colossal
enormous; gigantic; huge in size
parapet
a low wall or railing