23 terms

Vocabulary March 27 - April 3

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inertia
A property of an object that resists change in motion; objects at rest tend to stay at rest and objects in motion tend to stay in motion
velocity
Includes the speed of an object and the direction of it's motion.
gait
The way a person or animal moves on foot.
plains
an extensive area of level and rolling, treeless country, often covered by rich, fertile soil.
boast
To talk with too much pride in oneself or in what one owns or has done; to brag.
shriek
A high pitched cry or yell
union
A general term for the United States during the Civil War which also was used to refer to the Northern army.
union
An association of workers, formed to bargain for better working conditions and higher wages.
union
Act of combining separate items into one
dictator
A ruler who has complete power over a country
republic
A form of government in which the people select representatives to govern them and make laws.
revolt
A violent uprising against a ruler or government
summarize
To capture all the most important parts of the original story, but express them in a much shorter space, and in the readers own words.
quest
a search, especially for something valuable
relinquish
To abandon or give up
parody
A humorous imitation of a piece of literature or music
pinnacle
A high peak or point
parcel
Package, a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
surpass
To do better than; go beyond in achievement or quality
dwarfed
caused to appear small by comparison
persist
to continue on, refusing to give up
distraction
an obstacle to attention
prowl
to roam about stealthily in search of something
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