Flashcards in literacy word of the day weeks 16-20 Deck (20):
She was vehement about finishing the
project by herself.
the act of bringing
something back to its
The restoration of the old house took more
than a year.
a line formed
The queue to buy tickets wrapped all around
the theater and extended into the parking lot.
1. to entertain
2. to cause to smile
The boys read comic books to amuse
themselves during the long cross-country
flight. The antics of the comic-book characters
to set apart for a
special purpose or use
We will dedicate the new building for use
as a computer lab.
to stare in an angry way
a strong, bright light
The driver glared at us when my mom pulled
out in front of him. She didn’t see him because
of the glare on the windshield.
to make an audible
sound with your voice
We tried not to utter a sound as we watched
the deer and her fawn walk through our
1. to become calm
2. to create by putting
together words or
The pianist took a moment to compose
himself before he stepped onstage to perform
the music he had composed.
a person who
chooses to work
without being paid
The Red Cross counts on many volunteers to
help out during natural disasters.
expecting things to
turn out badly
Andrea is so pessimistic! She is sure that it
will rain on the day of the class picnic.
to dislike very much
know that spinach contains lots of iron and is
a healthy food, but I still detest it.
willing to respect
people who think or
act differently than you
To have a harmonious classroom, we all need to
recognize and be tolerant of our differences.
When the bus reached its ultimate
destination, only two passengers remained.
the circulation of air
The cabin was hot and stuffy because there was
from someone whose
name is not known
The ancient Greek poem is by an
the knowledge of how
to do something
A carpenter has real know-how when it
comes to building things.
the layer of
extends from about
11 miles to 30 miles
The stratosphere contains the ozone layer,
which absorbs solar radiation, helping the
temperatures in the stratosphere to remain
1. to provide with
an ability, talent,
or other positive
qualities at birth
2. to give money or
The scientist was endowed with an astounding
ability to invent new technologies. With his
fortune, he has endowed science programs
in many schools.
an unusual ability to
and inspire devotion
Kali’s charisma made her a popular choice
for class president.