27 terms

4th Grade Wordly Wise Lesson #9

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advantage
n. Something that is helpful or useful.
advantage
v. To make use of; to benefit oneself by treating others unfairly.
astonish
v. To surprise or amaze.
astonishment
n. Great surprise or amazement.
confirm
v. 1. To show or prove to be true.
confirm
v. 2. To approve or give one's agreement to.
distant
adj. 1. Very far away in time.
distant
adj. Very far away; not near or close by.
founder
n. A person who sets up something that lasts.
founder
v. To sink below the surface of the water.
hamlet
n. A small village
host
n. 1. A large number.
host
n. 2. One who greets and enetertains guests and takes care of their needs at a party or restaurant.
misgiving
n. A feeling of doubt uncertainty, or concern about what may happen in the future.
parch
v. To make or become very dry.
parched
adj. Lacking water; thirsty.
prospect
n. Something that is waited for; expected, or hoped for.
prospect
v. To look in the ground for valuable metals like gold and silver.
prospector
n. A person who explores an area to look for valuable metals.
scarce
adj. In short supply; not plentiful.
scarcity
n. A shortage.
shrewd
adj. Clever; good at understanding what is needed and acting on it.
sole
adj. Being the only one of its kind; belonging to only one person or group.
sole
n. 1. The bottom surface of the foot or a shoe or boot.
sole
n. 2. A flat fish that is caught and eaten for food.
torment
n. Greater pain or suffering.
typical
adj. Being like others of its kind.