Wonders Vocabulary Review - Units 1, 2, and 3

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invasive
Something that is _______ spreads even though it is unwelcome.
advocates
_______ are people who strongly support or defend a cause.
commonplace
Something that is _______ is ordinary or unremarkable.
designate
When you _______ a person for a task, you choose him or her to accomplish the task.
initial
An _______ idea, action, or object is the first one.
insulation
_______ is material that prevents heat and cold from escaping or entering something.
irrational
_______ thoughts and behaviors are not based on reasonable thinking.
optimal
_______ means "best or most appropriate."
spectators
________ are people who are part of an audience.
adept
Someone who is ________ is very skilled and knowledgeable.
aristocracy
The ________ is a group of people who occupy a high social class of wealth or power.
collective
A ________ action is one that is taken by a group of individuals working together.
perseverance
________ is a steady course of action, especially in spite of difficulty.
prevail
When you ________ you succeed or win at something.
prominent
A ________ person or thing is important or easily recognized.
trailblazer
A ________ is someone who leads others into something new or unfamiliar.
abundant
When something is ________ , it is present in large quantities.
impoverished
Someone who is ________ has few resources or little wealth.
ingenuity
If you have ________ , you show cleverness or skillfulness.
productivity
________ is the rate at which a person or business makes or does something.
sharecropper
A ________ is a farmer who rents part of another farmer's land by paying the farmland owner with money or a portion of the crop.
solitude
When you are in ________ , you are alone.
unearthed
If you ________ something, you discovered it, dug it up, or got it out of the ground.
windswept
A ________ place is not protected from the wind.
dilemma
A ________ is a difficult problem or choice to be made.
feebly
An action done ________ is done weakly.
persistent
When something is ________, it continues in spite of interference or opposition.
recoiled
Someone who ________ fell back suddenly in fear or shock.
roused
When you are ________, you are woken up from sleep or rest.
skewed
________ means "took an indirect route."
summon
If you ________ something, you call upon it for a certain action.
vastness
Something that has ________ is very large.
capacity
________ is the maximum amount or number that can be received or held.
enthralled
To be ________ is to have your attention held by someone's or something's skill or appearance.
fallow
A ________ field is not in use but is still able to grow crops.
insight
To have ________ is to clearly understand the true nature of something.
negotiate
When you ________, you bargain with someone in order to come to an agreement.
regulation
Something that is described as being ________ is in agreement with official rules or laws.
resemblance
A ________ is a similarity that is easy to see.
unseemly
If someone's appearance or behavior is ________, it is inappropriate or improper.
commemorate
When you ________ something, you do something to honor or remember it.
contemplate
To ________ is to think about something seriously for a long time.
forlorn
A ________ person is lonely and miserable.
majestic
Something is described as ________ if it is grand and impressive.
benefit
A _________ is an advantage.
deftly
_________ means that something is done in a skillful, quick, and clever way.
derision
_________ is ridicule or a lack of respect.
eaves
_________ are the lower overhanging edges of a roof.
expertise
A person has _________ when he or she has mastered a skill.
impudence
_________ is behavior that is rude, bold, or disrespectful.
legacy
A _________ is something handed down from the past.
symmetry
_________ is beauty and balance in shape and appearance.
fluent
Someone who is _______ in a language speaks or writes it well.
stifling
_______ means "suffocating or extremely close."
upheaval
_______ is a major or sudden change that often creates problems or distress.
utmost
______ means "of the greatest or highest degree or amount."
alcove
An ______ is a small space set back in a wall or room.
commerce
________ is the buying and selling of products to make money.
domestic
Anything that is ________ is related to family or life at home.
exotic
A person, place, or object that is ______ is unusual and interesting.
aspiring
When you are _______ to reach a goal, you are seeking to accomplish it.
foundation
A _________ is the basis on which something is developed.
preceded
Something that came before something else ________ it.
principal
The _________ part of something is the most important part.
promote
When you ______ an idea, you help it grow or progress.
restrict
If you _______ something, you limit or confine it.
speculation
_________ is ideas or discussion about why something has happened or might happen.
withstood
To have _______ something is to have resisted or held out against it.
artifact
An ________ is a human-made object, usually from a particular period in history.
communal
Something that is ________ is shared by a group.
derived
When something is _______ from a source, it can be traced back to its origin.
inscription
An __________ is something that is written, engraved, carved, or painted as a lasting record.
millennium
A _________ is a period of 1,000 years.
stationery
_________ is writing paper or envelopes.
utilize
To utilize something is to use it.
yields
______ are the amounts or quantities of something produced or grown, such as crops.
available
Something that is ____________ is ready for use or purchase.
basically
___________ means "in the main or most important ways."
factors
_________ are things that contribute to a result.
fluctuate
To ______________ means "to move back and forth or up and down."
formula
A ___________ is a rule or method for doing something.
inventory
___________ is the amount of goods or products that is available.
manufactured
Items that are ______________ are made by machines, often in large numbers. (-ed suffix)
salaries
__________ are the amounts of money workers earn for doing jobs. (plural)
adversity
a condition of misfortune that is often out of a person's control.
alliance
if people or groups have come together to achieve a common goal.
confinement
a way to keep someone or something from moving about freely.
inflicted
Something on a person, place or thing causes injury or harm.
reminisce
you remember and talk about something that happened in the past.
retrieved
A lost object that is found.
smuggle
you bring it in or take it out secretly or without permission.
spindly
Someone or something that is tall, thin, and weak.
classification
the act of placing items into groups.
compartment
a separate section.
engulfs
it completely surrounds it or takes it over. (plural)
flanked
it is alongside you. (past tense)
maneuvering
guiding or moving position with skill. (ing suffix)
obscure
to hide it from view.
species
a group of related living things with very similar characteristics. (plural and singular)
submerged
is covered with water. (paste tense)
cascaded
Something that has ___________, such as water, has fallen or poured down. (-ed suffix)
documentation
________________ is support of a claim with facts, usually by providing proof in writing.
dynamic
Something that is ____________ is full of energy or is forceful.
exerts
________ means puts energy or power into doing something. (-s suffix)
plummeting
______________ is the act of suddenly dropping or falling from a high place. (-ing suffix)
pulverize
If you ___________ something, you crush it into small pieces. (-ize suffix)
scalding
A ____________ liquid is extremely hot to touch. (-ing suffix)
shards
_________ are sharp, pointed pieces of glass, metal, pottery, rock, or other material. (-s suffix)
consolation
the bright side of something that is really not good, a second prize
glimmer
a little bit of something, usually non-tangible meaning that you cannot touch it.
heinous
bad or naughty, disgusting, horrible
indispensable
something that someone needs and cannot do without
perception
feeling or idea about something without having all the facts
phobic
fearful, morbid fear of something
sarcastic
saying something when you don't mean it in a nasty way.
threshold
the doorway or entrance to someplace.
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