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4th Grade Making Meaning Vocabulary
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very odd or strange
works well or produces the result wanted.
Does not work well or produce the result that is wanted.
get up and go
sink or hang down
Make a sharp, squeaking sound
think or talk about events in the past
decorate or add ornaments. Cut or clip.
Excited or interested in something
to love or be very fond of someone or something
very large in number or area
having lots of green, healthy plants
to move closer to someone or something
not complete or not whole
show in pictures or words
to begin, create, or set up. Show or prove to be true
wild and noisy
more wild and noisy
strong effect on your mind. You notice and remember it.
study or examine carefully
the way in which something is changing
increase or improve. Push up from below
something that causes difficulty, pain, or suffering
try to find
keep within a certain amount or area
wild, confused, or violent
become very successful. Grow strong and healthy
sharp, quick, alert
run away from danger
look or be like something or someone else
spot or stain
deadly or able to kill
not similar or not alike
adjust the eyes to see something or concentrate your effort or attention on something.
a purpose, role, or job
keen or sharp, quick or alert. Also means easily offended or hurt.
extremely important or absolutely necessary
something that blocks or gets in your way.
snooping or looking around in a sneaky way
safe to eat
unsafe to eat
always the same
not always the same
in a way that is always the same
look over or inspect something carefully
shout or roar loudly
delicious, or extremely good to eat
plain and simple or modest and not proud
search for something by moving things around
cause someone to believe something that is not true.
an event that celebrates a special occasion or honors someone.
want, wish for, or long for something
to strike or hit something again and again
form a wrong or unfair opinion about a person or situation
make someone feel that he or she wants to do something and can do it!
in bad condition and likely to break
worried or nervous
Start or begin. Throw, hurl, or send off and put a boat into the water.
make someone feel afraid or timid
move or send from person to person
look forward to something with excitement or eagerness. Also means expect something will happen and prepare for it.
to tell the difference between things.
having a stale or moldy smell or taste.
fasten or attach one thing to another.
tease or make fun of someone cruelly
pay no mind
pay no attention, or ignore something or someone
fasten, hitch, or tie firmly. Also means safe and protected.
in a thorough way or completely
in a way that shows you are angry because you feel insulted or unfairly treated.
Keep going for a long period of time.
calm or peaceful
follow or hunt a person or animal quietly or secretly.
tough and strong. also, rough or uneven surface.
friendly and pleasant
uncertain, unsure, or doubtful
squeezed in between two people or things
you say something suddenly or without thinking
unhappy, gloomy, miserable
happy, delighted, or joyous
to be very angry or irritated
unwise or careless
wise and careful
destroy or break down completely. Make less, fewer, or smaller.
hate or strongly dislike
want badly, long for, or desire very much.
lend a hand
help someone or assist
meant to last for a long time or forever.
meant to last only a short time
the facts or events that affect or explain a situation.
extremely happy and excited.
sad and discouraged or in low spirits
expecting the worst to happen.
expecting the best to happen.
a strong desire to do or achieve something
wander about or roam
not enough or good enough
enough or good enough
look at very carefully
not allowed to do or have something
allowed to do or have something
treat badly, cruelly, or unfairly
worried or anxious that something bad may happen
shelter or protection from trouble or danger
great joy or complete happiness
brave or courageous
greatly respect and admire
skillful, or able to do something well
to take part in or do something. Also means promise to marry someone.
get in the way of, or make it difficult for someone to do something.
boring or dull
clothing, language, or behavior that is appropriate for business or special occasions.
clothing, language, or behavior that is appropriate for relaxed or casual occasions.
a way to do or make something that requires several steps
before or earlier
exact or accurate
done by hand rather than by machine.
notice or pay careful attention to something
the circumstances in which someone works or lives or in which something happens.
not kind, cruel
make certain/sure that something happens.
equal or fair for everyone
not fair or equal for everyone
risky or dangerous
limited or belonging to a single person or group. Not shared.
Involving or including a wide variety of people or things.
to annoy or bother repeatedly over a long period of time.
very happy or joyful
continue or last for a long time.
dive or fall suddenly
watchful and alert, especially for possible harm or danger.
thick or crowded
consistent or always the same.
an option or something you can have or do instead of something else.
confused or unable to think clearly.
surprises or shocks
the opinion people have of someone or something.
extremely difficult, serious, or dangerous.
perilous, dangerous, risky
an act or achievement that shows great courage, strength, or skill.
a danger or risk
wonder or guess why something happened or what will happen next.
picture in the mind, or imagine.
in the blink of an eye
in an instant or extremely quick
impressive because of great size or strength.
move back or fade gradually
strange and frightening
separate people or keep people apart b/c of race.
include everyone or allow everyone to join or participate.
protect or guard
resist or refuse to obey
bad luck or an unlucky event
deserve or be worthy
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