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The Scarlet Ibis Vocabulary

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*vermilion
(adjective) of a vivid red to reddish-orange color

When the skinny girl dyed her hair __________, everyone said she looked like a matchstick.
*piazza
n. town square

n. a large covered porch, especially one attached to a house.

When we were in Italy, every morning we had coffee out on the ______ so we could enjoy the beautiful view.
*caul
n. membrane enclosing a baby during gestation that sometimes attaches to the baby's head during birth
imminent
"Once the storm was _______ we all went to the storm shelter."

"The angry look on my mother's face told me that punishment was ____"
invalid
(pronounced IN vah lid, not in VAL id)

The unexpected illness turned the formerly energetic girl into a bedridden ____.
reiterated
The teacher ______ the instructions at least 5 times, so none of the students could claim they didn't know what to do.
burden
She thought having twins would be a huge ______, but with everyone's help it became quite easy.

I need to ask a huge favor, but I don't want to _____ you.
careen
The bus _____ed into the cafe causing thousands of dollars in damages.
sullen
The depressing music she has been listening to matches the ____ mood she's been in since her cat passed away.
iridescent
Above is a picture of a rainbow boa. If you look closely where the sun is reflection off of its skin, you will see an iridescent quality.

The Rainbow Boa" got its name because of its _____ skin.
vortex
The boat began spinning it circles once it was sucked into the _____.
blighted
The _______ crops were a sure sign that the farm had been infested by millions of bugs.

Due to the drought, he was left with a field of ____ crops.
dogged
Even though John was miles behind the other runners, his ______ determination would not let him quit the race.
doggedness
She succeeded in everything she did due to her ambition and ______.
precariously
The glass of water was placed ______ on the edge of the table, just waiting for someone to knock it over.
precarious
Owing thousands of dollars, Austin is in a _______ financial situation.
evanesced
The smoke eventually _______ into the air and everyone could breath again.
heresy
'For Jim, a die-hard Eagles fan, wearing a Giants jersey would be like ______.'

'At the time, since Galileo's theories disagreed with the Bible, he was accused of ______.'
prim
"She looks so ___in her shawl-collared coat, with its horizontal weave, buttoned up high and proper."
loll
"Nothing's going to get done if you just spend all day ___ing around the house."
serene
"There were _____landscapes in muted blues, greys and browns."
withered
"The _____ plants are a clear sign that nobody watered them while I was gone."

"That provision is increasingly becoming a sore point as the island's economy has ___, schools are closed, taxes rise and other public services are cut."
scold
"And please believe that I have not come to ____you," said Philip.
scowl
Wipe that ___ off of your face or everyone is going to think your angry.

"Don't ___ at me; I didn't do anything wrong."
tremendous
Beating this team will take a ____ amount of work on our part.
poised
In order to be an effective public speaker, you must always appear ____.

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