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the number of years that a person serves as president; the amount of time a person is allowed to work in an elected or appointed job

term

2

to give something such as objects or money away for free, usually to help others

to donate

3

to keep something in good condition and safe for many years

to preserve

4

the money, objects, and land that a person owns when he or she dies

estate

5

an account held by private institutions like universities or libraries that people give money to that helps pay for creating or maintaining a building or other things

endowment

6

an object that has cultural or historical importance

artifact

7

a story that is told for many years by many generations of people that sounds true but may not have actually happened

legend

8

a vision of a dead person or animal that seems real to the person who sees it

ghost

9

to come from or be related to a group of people

to descend

10

a mean joke or trick that someone plays on another person to make them look silly or to embarrass them

prank

11

the seat, usually made of leather (dried animal skin), a person sits on when riding a horse

saddle

12

a person who is hurt by another person, usually while committing a crime

victim

13

used to describe human beings collectively or as a group; plural of “person”; citizens of a country

people

14

a person who holds a position of authority in the military, the police, or a large organization, such as a company

officer

15

a person who holds a position in government or in large organizations

official

16

to go on; to not stop with a particular action, task, or condition

to continue

17

to continue doing, pursuing, or moving

to carry on

18

valuable and worthy of admiration and praise, usually because something or someone is beautiful

precious

19

adorable, beautiful, and nice

darling

20

a phrase said softly in a high-pitched voice while talking to a baby, especially while touching under the baby’s chin as a gentle tickle

coo chi coo

21

to give someone a lot of attention, praise, and affection

to fawn over

22

a human-shaped toy often played with by young girls; a word used to describe a beautiful baby girl or a young girl

doll

23

showing a lot of emotion, especially by the way one moves one’s face, hands, or body

expressive

24

a spoiled and rude child who is behaving badly and is used to getting what he or she wants without deserving it

brat

25

air trapped inside one’s body that makes one feel uncomfortable

gas

26

for a baby’s back or bottom to be patted many times in an effort to get gas trapped inside the body to come out of the baby’s mouth

to be burped

27

like an angel, very peaceful, kind, good, and beautiful

angelic

28

a person’s characteristics and mood; temper and disposition; how one normally reacts to things that happen

temperament

29

easy to love, especially because someone is good, kind, and beautiful

lovable

30

very attractive and pretty, and easily liked by others

adorable

31

attractive in a youthful, child-like way

cute

32

having qualities that make one want to pick up and hold a baby or child, or put something into one’s arms because it feels good

cuddly