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100 Words 6th Graders Should Know

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access
the act of approaching or entering
accommodate
provide a service or favor for someone; make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
accumulate
to increase in number or amount; to pile up, collect, or gather
alien
(n.) a citizen of another country; (adj.) foreign, strange
alternate
do something in turns
ambitious
having a strong desire for success or achievement
anticipate
make a prediction about
appropriate
suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc.
barren
not productive, bare
barrier
something that blocks the way; an obstacle
betray
to be disloyal; turn against
bewilderment
confusion resulting from failure to understand; the state of being puzzled or confused
brink
the edge of a steep place; the limit beyond which something happens or changes
chaos
a state of extreme confusion and disorder
collide
crash together with violent impact; be incompatible
compassion
the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
comprehend
get the meaning of something; to understand
conceal
prevent from being seen or discovered; to hide
confide
tell someone about a secret or private matter while trusting them not to repeat it to others, to trust another with information or a secret
confirm
To show or prove to be true; verify, support, validate
consequence
having important effects or influence the result of an action
conserve
keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; to preserve; to keep from being damaged, lost, or wasted; to save
desolate
deserted, without inhabitants, barren; crushed by grief; feeling or showing misery, unhappiness, or loneliness
document
(n.) writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature); (v.) to record in detail,
establish
set up or lay the groundwork for; to bring about
exceptional
standing out from others; unusually good; extraordinary
frustrate
to prevent from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; to cause feelings of discouragement
gauge
(n.) a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.; (v.) to determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation
generosity
act of giving to others, willingness to contribute
hazard
a danger or risk
hesitant
unsure or slow in acting or speaking; to pause or wait
hostile
very unfriendly
humanity
(n.) the human race; all human beings; (v.) being kind and merciful
hysterical
emotionally out of control
immigrate
migrate to a new environment; come into a new country and change residency
indifferent
showing no care or concern in attitude or action; lack of interest
industry
the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; all the businesses that make one kind of product or provide one kind of service
ingenious
showing inventiveness and skill; clever, resourceful
interference
the act of hindering, obstructing, or impeding; getting in the way
interpret
make sense of; give an interpretation or explanation to
invade
to enter by force in order to take over
investigate
to look into closely; to study in great detail
management
act of directing and controlling; people in charge of a business; the act of organizing something
maneuver
a plan for attaining a particular goal; an action aimed at evading an opponent; (n.) a planned movement; a skillful plan; a scheme; (v.) to perform or carry out such a planned movement
manual
(n.) a small handbook; (adj.) requiring human effort
meaning
the message or idea that is intended or expressed
melancholy
gloomy, depressed, sad; a feeling of thoughtful sadness; a gloomy state of mind
migration
the periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding; a movement from one country or region to another
moral
arising from the sense of right and wrong; concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human behavior
notorious
famous for something bad; infamous; widely and unfavorably known
nourish
to feed; to support or make grow
observant
paying close attention especially to details; , quick to notice
obsessed
influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion; thinking about something too much
obstacle
something that prevents one from moving forward; something that gets in the way or hinders progress
occupant
a person who resides or is present in a house, vehicle, seat, place etc., at a given time
occurrence
something that takes place; an incident or event
ominous
giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
oppose
be against; , fight against or resist strongly
outcome
result; the way something ends; the outcome of something
outwit
outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly; trick
paralyze
make powerless and unable to move or function; to stop movement or feeling in
pedestrian
a person who travels by foot
penetrate
pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; come to understand
persist
refuse to stop; to continue steadily in a course of action, refuse to stop or be changed; to last, remain
political
of or relating to the government or the public affairs of a country
popularity
the quality of being widely admired or accepted or sought after
precaution
a measure taken in advance to prevent harm, something dangerous, unpleasant, or inconvenient from happening
proposal
a suggestion or plan, especially a formal or written one, put forward for consideration or discussion by others; an offer of marriage
prosper
grow stronger, gain in wealth, to succeed (especially in terms of money)
recognition
coming to understand something clearly; identification of a thing or person from previous encounters or knowledge
regulation
the act of controlling or directing according to rule; an official rule made by government
reluctance
unwillingness; the state of not wanting to do something
remote
inaccessible and sparsely populated; far away; distant; very unlikely
resource
a source of aid or support that can be used when needed; available source of wealth; any necessity of life, such as water, nutrients, light, food, or space
retrieve
to get; to retain possession of; to recall knowledge from memory
reunite
to bring together again; to unite or join again, as after separation.
rigid
unable to bend or be forced out of shape; not flexible; fixed and unmoving
sacrifice
something given up for the sake of another; o surrender something of value;
sarcastic
the use of witty language used to insult or show displeasure; said in a sneering or mocking way, often indicating the opposite of what is obvious; speaking with sharp mockery intended to hurt another
security
the state of being free from danger or threat; procedures followed or measures taken as a precaution against theft, espionage, terrorism, or sabotage etc.
souvenir
a thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event; something of sentimental value;
spectator
a person who watches something, such as a show, a game, or other event
stench
a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant; strong foul odor or stink; a horrible smell
stimulate
cause to do; to encourage interest or activity in; to make more active
strategy
a plan of action;
submit
accept or yield to a superior force, or to the authority, will, or control of another person; to present for consideration or judgment.
sufficient
enough to fill a need; adequate
supporter
a person who approves and encourages someone or something
suspend
to stop; to put on hold; to temporarily prevent from continuing
sustain
establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; strengthen or support physically or mentally; cause to continue or be prolonged for an extended period of time or without interruption
sympathy
sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish); to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
telescopic
visible only by means of a telescope; having the ability to make something distant seem nearer or larger
terrain
an area of land; a piece of ground having specific characteristics; the landscape, especially considered with regard to its physical features or fitness for some use
typical
characteristic of a particular type of person or thing; common, ordinary, usual, normal
unconscious
not conscious; done or existing without one realizing; the part of the mind that is inaccessible to the conscious mind, but that affects behavior
utensils
tools used in cooking or eating; objects that are useful in doing or making something
wage
a fixed regular payment made by an employer; money earned for hours worked; or to carry on (a war or campaign)
waver
shake with a quivering motion; be unsure or weak; pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
withdraw
remove or take away (something) from a particular place or position; draw back; take back; retreat
yield
to give up someone or something; to surrender; letting others go first; to produce or provide (a natural agricultural or industrial product); production of a certain amount