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3rd Trimester Vocabulary for 5th Grade

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allusion
indirect reference
archetype
perfect example or idea
bias
prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair
century
a period of 100 years
characteristics
a specific feature that helps identify something that can be physical or behavior
chronological
ideas presented in the order they happen
classify
to arrange or organize into groups or types; place in a category
connotation
idea or feeling a word invokes other than its literal meaning
data point
an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
equality
the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status
exaggeration
enlarge beyond the truth
excerpt
selected passage
field guide
illustrated manual to identify natural elements
figure of speech
a word or phrase that describes one thing in terms or another and is not meant to be taken on a literal level
flashback
going back to an earlier time
foreshadowing
hints to what will happen
guide words
words at the top of a dictionary page which help locate words
homonym
words spelled alike but with different meaning
homophone
words pronounced alike but with different meaning
horizontal
going straight across from side to side
infer
to use available evidence to form a conclusion; an educated guess
mile
a unit of length equal to 1760 yards
moral
a lesson taught by a literary work.
obtuse angle
an angle between 90 and 180 degrees
omniscient
all knowing
paradox
statement that is opposed to common sense; contradictory
persuasive
to persuade or convince
prefix
a syllable added to the beginning of a word
primary source
original document or statement
prime number
an integer that has no integral factors but itself and 1. Ex. 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41
probability
a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur
pun
humorous use of a word's different meaning
radius
the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere
reference
to consult or refer
satire
to use humor, irony or exaggeration to expose and criticize people's stupidity
science fiction
a type of fantasy that uses science and technology.
secondary source
not the original document or person
sequence
the order in which things happen or should happen
similar
resembling
stereotype
fixed image or idea about a person or group of people
successive
following in order
suffix
word ending
biosphere
a system of interacting living organisms on Earth
carbohydrate
a nutrient, such as sugar and starch, that provides energ
classification
the process by which scientists identify and organize objects and organisms, such as plants
ecosystem
a community of organisms interacting with each other and with the nonliving environment
microorganism
microscopic organisms such as bacteria and fungi
zooplankton
microscopic animals in aquatic environments