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Weekly Vocab/ Spelling Words

 

“Jason and the Golden Fleece”

Vocabulary Words

 

1. assassin – a person who murders a public figure, such as a government leader

 

2. challenge – call to take part in a contest

 

3. worthy – having enough value; deserving

 

4. throb – a heavy, fast beat or sensation

 

5. hideous – extremely ugly; horrible

 

6. strait – a narrow channel between two larger bodies of water

 

7. destiny – what happens to a person, especially when it seems to be determined in advance; fortune

 

8. glistening – shining with reflected light

 

9. pity – a feeling of sorrow and sympathy for the troubles of another

 

10. gaping – wide open

Spelling Word Definitions – Unit 6/2

 

1. nautical – having to do with ships, sailors, or navigation

 

2 .cosmonaut – a Russian or Soviet astronaut

 

3. nautilus – a shellfish that has a spiral shell with a series of air pockets

 

4. astronauts – persons trained to travel in a spacecraft or work in outer space

 

5. geology – the scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of the earth

 

6. geometry – the branch of mathematics that deals with the measurement and relationship of points, lines, surfaces, angles, and solids

 

7. geographic – relating to geography; belonging to or characteristic of a particular region

 

8. geological – relating to geology

 

9. geometric – of or relating to geometry; made up of simple shapes formed from straight lines or curves

 

10. geothermal – of or relating to the heat in the interior of the earth

 

11. understand – to get the meaning of

 

12. understood – past tense of understand; to agree on

 

13. teach – to give instructions

 

14. taught – past participle of teach

 

15. forgive – to stop being mad at someone

 

16. forgave – past tense of forgive

 

17. forgiven – past participle of forgive

 

18. break – to separate into two or more pieces

 

19. broke – having no money at all; to not work properly

 

20. broken – shattered in pieces; not working properly

 

Bonus: eloquent, which, genre