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Unit 16 Spelling Words with a VCV Pattern

Sixth grade words from Houghton Mifflin Spelling and Vocabulary, unit 16, including basic and challenge words.
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adopt
(verb) To accept and use
alert
(adjective) 1. Mentally quick; intelligent
2. Watchful; attentive
balance
1. (noun) An equality between the debit and credit sides of an account
2. (verb) To make or keep equal in weight or importance
beware
(verb) To watch out for ; be on guard against
crevice
A narrow crack or opening; a fissure; cleft
decade
(noun) A period of ten years
delete
(verb) To strike out; remove; eliminate
deserve
(adjective) To be worthy of; have a right to
flourish
1. (noun) An added decorative touch
2. (verb) To grow well; thrive
item
(noun) A single article or unit
minus
1. Reduced by the subtraction of
2. Without; lacking
panic
(noun) A sudden overwhelming terror
pirate
(noun) An outlaw who robs ships at sea or plunders the land from the sea
poison
(noun) Any substance that causes injury, sickness, or death, especially by chemical means
recent
(adjective) Of a time immediately before the present
relief
(noun) Ease from or lessening of pain, discomfort, or anxiety
rebel
(verb) To resist or oppose openly any authority based on law, custom, or convention; disobey
release
(verb) To set free; liberate
require
(verb) To need; demand; call for
spirit
(noun) A particular mood marked by vigor, courage, or liveliness
secure
(adjective) Free from danger or risk of loss
stupid
(adjective) Not sensible or clever; unintelligent
vital
(adjective) Having great importance; necessary
vigor
(noun) Physical energy or strength
unite
(verb) To bring together or join so as to form a whole