20 terms

Fifth Grade Vocabulary Tier Two Word List 14


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Respite (noun)
a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant
Respite (verb)
postpone (a sentence, obligation, etc.)
Atrocity (noun)
an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury
Situation (noun) (1)
a set of circumstances in which one finds oneself; a state of affairs
Situation (noun) (2)
the location and surroundings of a place
Situation (noun)
a position of employment; a job
Thrive (verb)
prosper; flourish
Mechanism (noun) (1)
a system of parts working together in a machine; a piece of machinery
Mechanism (noun) (2)
a natural or established process by which something takes place or is brought about
Primal (adjective)
essential; fundamental
Remnant (noun)
a small remaining quantity of something
Remnant (adjective)
Discord (noun) (1)
disagreement between people
Discord (noun) (2)
lack of harmony between notes sounding together
Discord (verb)
(of people) disagree
Perjury (noun)
the offense of willfully telling an untruth in a court after having taken an oath or affirmation
Superior (adjective)
higher in rank, status, or quality
Superior (noun)
a person or thing superior to another in rank, status, or quality, especially a colleague in a higher position
Harmony (noun) (1)
the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect
Harmony (noun) (2)
agreement or concord