50 terms

Lvl 3 Ch 5 Reading for Speed and Fluency

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railway
(n.) a method of transportation using trains
fence
(n.) a structure which divides two areas of land, similar to a wall
harbor
(n.) a place of shelter for ships
whether
under any circumstances that
"You need to come to work ____ you are sick or not."
offer
(v.) to provide; to make available
emu
(n.) a large flightless bird native to Australia that is smaller than an ostrich
platypus
(n.) strange water mammal in Australia with a duck's bill, webbed feet, and a beaver-like tail that reproduces by laying eggs
bill
(n.) the hard, sometimes flat part of a bird's jaw
be surrounded by
(v.) to be completely enlcosed on all sides
reef
a ridge of coral, rocks or sand near the surface of the water
edge
(n.) the outer side
a great deal
very much; a lot
due to
because of
content
(n.) the proportion of a specified substance
float
(v.) to stay on top of a liquid; to stay up in the air
crack
(n.) a slight opening
rift
(n.) an opening made by splitting or breaking
frequently
(adv.) often
recent
(adj.) in the past, but not very long ago
waterway
(n.) a passage where water can flow freely to an agreed upon location
equator
(n.) an imaginary line around the Earth which is equal in distance from the North and South Poles
imaginary
(adj.) not real; existing only in one's mind
northern
(adj.) lying toward or situated in the north
although
despite the fact that; even though
consider
(v.) to think deeply of something or someone
at an angle
from the side; not straight on
"After the earthquake, the building was ____."
further
(adj.) more distant or remote
tend
(v.) to have a tendency; to probably do something or be a certain way
"People ____ to get sick more in winter."
darkness
(n.) not being light
season
(n.) a period of the year when a particular type of weather is expected
Athens
(n.) the capital city of Greece
civilization
(n.) the stage of human social development and organization that is considered most advanced
foundation
(n.) the basis on which a thing stands or is supported
ancient
(adj.) very old; referring to times long ago
philosopher
(n.) one who studies knowledge
democracy
(n.) a system of government where the people govern themselves or elect people to govern them
temple
(n.) a building used for religious worship
marketplace
(n.) in ancient times, the place where people went to socialize; a place where things are bought and sold
remove
(v.) get rid of, delete
hold
(v.) to engage in; carry on
mysterious
(adj.) difficult to understand or explain
either
(adj.) being one or the other of two
"This summer I will ___ work or travel."
direction
(n.) the point or region itself
tropical
(adj.) relating to the area near the equator, hot and humid
grassy
(adj.) having plentiful areas of grassland
stand out
(v.) to be noticeable
statue
(n.) a sculpture representing a human or animal
creature
(n.) a living thing
respect
(v.) to feel or show admiration and care for someone or something that you believe has good ideas or qualities
pyramid
(n.) an object with a square base and four flat, triangular sides which slope inward and meet to form a point at the top
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