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2nd Trimester Vocabulary Review 4th Grade

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blithe
happy and untroubled
free verse
a poem without rhyme scheme or set pattern of beats
leer
an unpleasant look
preside
rule over or be in charge of
stern
strict or harsh
visage
face or the expression on it
airborne
in flight
botanist
a scientist who studies plants
cultures
growths of microorganisms in a nutrient medium
deter
discourage
greasy spoon
slang for cheap and unsanitary restaurants
inventory
a complete list
manure
a substance made from animal poop that is spread on plants to help them grow
primates
a category of mammals that includes humans, monkeys, and apes
vaccines
medicines to make people immune to diseases
algebra
a branch of mathematics
arid
very dry
astronomy
the study of stars and planets
caliph
an Islamic spiritual and religious leader claiming succession from Muhammad
communal
shared by a community
folktales
traditional stories that came back from a particular group or culture
geometric
patterned with shapes
pilgrimage
a journey to a place or shrine that is important to a religion
sacred
holy
scribes
people who copied documents before modern printing was invented
unity
absence of disagreement
engineering
a type of science that designs, builds and tests solutions for problems
earthquake
a shaking of Earth's crust caused by rock slabs moving against each other deep below Earth's crust
erosion
the movement of weathered materials by water, win, or ice.
fossil
a bone, leaf, egg, shell, footprint, or feather that has been preserved in rock or impressions of these thing
plate tectonics
a theory that explains how parts of Earth's crust have moved over time
trenches
a strep crack in the ocean floor
volcano
a mountain built up from hardened lava, rocks, and ash that erupted out of Earth
adaptation
structure, behavior, or other trait in an organism that helps it to survive in its environment.
reflection
bouncing back of a wave from a surface
reproduction
the ability of a plant, animal, or any living thing to make more of its species
canyon
a deep gorge that has been carved by the water erosion of a river.
external structures
the parts of a living thing that are on the outside(like thorns, fur, or antlers)