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4th grade Unit 4 Reading - Vocabulary & Word Unit

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prefix
an affix placed before a base or another prefix, as un- in unkind, un- and re- in unrewarding
multiple meaning word
words that have different meanings according to how they are used in the sentence
dictionary
a book containing a selection of the words of a language, usually arranged alphabetically, giving information about their meanings, pronunciations, etymologies, inflected forms, etc., expressed in either the same or another language
thesaurus
a dictionary of synonyms and antonyms
synonym
a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another
antonym
a word opposite in meaning to another
homophone
a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning
context
the parts surrounding a word or passage that can help explain its meaning
vocabulary
a list or collection of words
root word
the main part of a word