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advantage
n. An advantage is something that helps you. Being tall is an advantage to a basketball player.
cause
v. To cause is to make something happen. The cold weather caused her to get sick.
choice
n. A choice is the act or possibility of picking something. I had my choice of five doors to open.
community
n. A community is a group of people who live together. The kids from my community usually play together.
dead
adj. To be dead is to not be alive. A dead person is usually buried in the ground.
distance
n. The distance between two things is how far it is between them. The distance between the Earth and the Moon is 384,400 kilometers.
escape
v. To escape is to run away from something bad. The butterfly could not escape from the cage.
face
v. If you face a problem, you deal with it. My sister and I have to find a better way to face our differences.
follow
v. To follow means to go behind someone and go where they go. The little boy followed his mother home.
fright
n. Fright is the feeling of being scared. She was filled with fright.
ghost
n. A ghost is the spirit of a dead person. Many people are afraid of ghosts.
individual
n. An individual is one person. Only one individual could win the bicycle race.
pet
n. A pet is an animal that lives with people. Out of all my pets, the dog is my favorite.
reach
v. To reach means to arrive at a place. I was happy to finally reach my destination.
return
v. To return is to go back to a place. I was happy to return home to my mom after school.
survive
v. To survive is to stay alive. My dog survived her fall into the water.
upset
adj. To be upset is to be unhappy about something. She was upset because she broke her toy.
voice
n. A voice is the sound a person makes when they talk or sing. He used a microphone, so everyone could hear his voice.
weather
n. The weather is the condition of the air: hot, rainy, windy, etc. The weather can be sunny, rainy, or cold.
wise
adj. To be wise is to use experience and intelligence to make good choices. Many people believe that owls are very wise animals.
allow
v. To allow something to happen means to let it happen. Having a ticket will allow you to enter the show.
announce
v. To announce something is to make it known. He announced to everyone his new idea for the company.
beside
prep. When someone or something is beside you, they are next to you. The two brothers stood beside each other.
challenge
n. A challenge is something difficult to complete. It was a challenge to climb to the top of the mountain.
claim
v. To claim means to say that something is true. He claimed to know why the country's laws were weak.
condition
n. The condition of someone or something is the state that they are in. The patient's condition was very good.
contribute
v. To contribute to something means to do something to make it successful. We decided to contribute money to the new hospital.
difference
n. A difference is a way that something is not like other things. The biggest difference between the birds is the color of their feathers.
divide
v. To divide something is to make it into smaller parts. We divided the pizza.
expert
n. An expert is someone who is very good at doing something. The wizard was an expert at magic.
famous
adj. If someone or something is famous, they are known to many people. The Eiffel Tower in Paris is very famous.
force
n. Force is a person's strength or power. He used all his force to try and open the door.
harm
n. Harm is hurt or problems caused to someone or something. A hot iron can cause great harm if you are not careful.
lay
v. To lay means to put or place in a horizontal or flat position. Don't lay your socks on the floor.
peace
n. Peace is a time without war. A white dove is a symbol for peace.
prince
n. A prince is the son of a king. The prince and the princess were married.
protect
v. To protect someone is to stop them from getting hurt. Firemen protect us from fires.
sense
v. To sense something is to know about it without being told. I could sense that he was watching me.
sudden
adj. When something is sudden, it happens very quickly. He felt a sudden pain in his chest.
therefore
adv. Therefore means for this reason. He is fat. Therefore, he will go on a diet.
accept
v. To accept something that is offered is to take it. I accepted the girl's very nice gift.
arrange
v. To arrange things is to put them in the right place. Please arrange the bowling pins in order so we can play.
attend
v. To attend something is to go to it. My sister and I attend the same school.
balance
v. To balance something is to keep it from falling. We saw an elephant balance itself on a ball.
contrast
n. A contrast is the sharp difference between two things. The contrast between my parents is very noticeable.
encourage
v. To encourage someone is to make them want to do something. My football coach will encourage us when we are losing.
familiar
adj. If someone or something is familiar to you, you know them well. The two friends were very familiar with each other.
grab
v. To grab is to take a hold of someone or something suddenly. rabbed a pear from the tree.
hang
v. To hang something is to keep it above the ground. I drew a picture of my family, and my mother hung it on the wall.
huge
adj. If something is huge, it is very big. At work, my father drives a huge truck.
necessary
adj. If something is necessary, you must do it. It is necessary to have a passport when you travel to a foreign country.
pattern
n. A pattern is a way in which something is done or organized. My pattern of brushing my teeth is the same as most people's.
propose
v. To propose something is to say that it should be done. Santa Claus proposed that I try to be a good boy all year.
purpose
n. A purpose is the reason that you do something. The purpose of exercising is to get into shape.
release
v. To release something is to stop holding it. She released the bird from her hands.
require
v. To require something is to say that it is necessary. We require teachers to have a university degree.
r single
adj. If something is single, then there is only one. I have a single key in my hand.
success
n. Success is doing something well that you choose to do. My daughter was a big success at school.
tear
v. To tear something means to pull it apart. It is easy to tear paper.
theory
n. A theory is an idea about how something works. We talked about Einstein's theory of relativity in class.
against
prep. To be against something is to be touching it or opposed to it. They both leaned against the wall.
beach
n. The beach is a sandy or rocky place by the ocean. The little girl built a sandcastle on the beach.
damage
v. To damage something is to break it. The car was damaged in the accident.
discover
v. To discover something is to find it for the first time. I discovered some new information in this book!
emotion
n. An emotion is how you feel. Anger is a common emotion that we all feel.
fix
v. To fix something is to make it work. My dad has many tools to help him fix broken things.
frank
adj. If you are frank, you are being very honest. The teacher had a frank discussion with her students.
identify
v. To identify something is to be able to name it. I used the file to identify his name.
island
n. An island is land in the middle of water. japan is a group of islands.
ocean
n. The ocean is all of the salt water that surrounds land. The ocean can make powerful waves.
perhaps
adv. Perhaps is used when you say that something could happen. Perhaps I will eat an apple for lunch.
pleasant
adj. If something is pleasant, you enjoy it. The character had a pleasant look on its face.
prevent
v. To prevent something is to stop it from happening. The handcuffs prevented me from moving my hands.
rock
n. A rock is a hard thing in the dirt. I stacked rocks on top of one another.
save
v. To save something is to keep it from being hurt. I want to help save the world.
step
v. To step is to walk. Be careful where you step.
still
adv. Still is used when you say that a situation keeps going on. They are still waiting in line to get tickets.
taste
n. A taste is the flavor something makes in your mouth. The taste of the fruit was sweet.
throw
v. To throw something is to use your hand to make it go through the air. The pitcher can throw the baseball very fast.
wave
n. A wave is a line of water that moves higher than the rest of the water. The water was filled with large blue waves.
benefit
n. A benefit is a good thing. Being able to fly is a good benefit to birds.
certain
adj. If you are certain about something, you know it is true. I am certain that zebras have stripes.
chance
n. A chance is an opportunity to do something. I had a chance to see the Roman Coliseum last summer.
effect
n. An effect is a change made by something else. The medicine had a good effect on the boy.
essential
adj. If something is essential, it is very important and necessary. It is essential to have oxygen when you scuba dive.
far
adj. If something is far, it is not close. It's far going from the east coast to the west coast of America.
focus
v. To focus on something is to think about it and pay attention to it. My mom always helps me to focus on my school work.
function
n. The function of something is what it does. The function of a flashlight is to help you see in the dark.
grass
n. Grass is the green leaves that cover the ground. The grass looked so soft and green.
guard
v. To guard something is to take care of it. The police officer will guard us from any harm.
image
n. The image of something is a picture of it. The image of her eye was very clear.
immediate
adj. If something is immediate, it happens quickly. An immediate response came from the pizza place.
primary
adj. If something is primary, it is the most important thing. His primary thoughts are about money.
proud
adj. If someone feels proud, they are happy about what they have done. She is proud of the picture she drew of her house.
remain
v. To remain somewhere is to stay there. My sister had to remain home since she was sick.
rest
v. To rest is to stop being active while the body gets back its strength. I rested on the couch after work.
separate
adj. If two things are separate, they are not together. New York and Los Angeles are in two separate parts of America.
site
n. A site is a place. We found the perfect site for our picnic.
tail
n. A tail is a part of an animal's body, sticking out from its rear or back. Our dog wags its tail when it's happy.
trouble
n. Trouble is a problem or a difficulty. I have trouble working with my boss.