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The Sign of the Beaver. Key Vocabulary – Part 2. © Brent Coley 2009 | www.mrcoley.com. See if you can correctly define the following vocabulary words. If necessary, use the context clues from the sample sentences to help you. gourd. gourd. Sample Sentence:

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The Sign of the Beaver

Key Vocabulary – Part 2

© Brent Coley 2009 | www.mrcoley.com


See if you can correctly define the following vocabulary words.


If necessary, use the context clues from the sample sentences tohelp you.


gourd


gourd

Sample Sentence:

Native Americans often used gourds as bowls for their food.


gourd

Definition:

n.A kind of fruit that has a hard skin (cucumber, melon, squash, pumpkin)


goad


goad

Sample Sentence:

Bob tried to goad me into going with him, even though I knew I shouldn’t.


goad

Definition:

v.To urge someone or something on


nimbly


nimbly

Sample Sentence:

The ballerina nimbly danced across the floor.


nimbly

Definition:

adv.To do something quickly or with light movements


indifferent


indifferent

Sample Sentence:

When Mom asked if I wanted Chinese or Mexican food, I was indifferent.


indifferent

Definition:

adj.To feel that it doesn’t matter one way or the other


lustrous


lustrous

Sample Sentence:

The new silver candlesticks looked lustrous in the light from the lamp.


lustrous

Definition:

adj.Reflecting light evenly without glitter or sparkle; shining evenly


flaunt


flaunt

Sample Sentence:

Chris loved to flaunt his trophy he received for winning the tournament.


flaunt

Definition:

v.To display something in a showy way (“Ooooh! Look what I have!”)


boisterous


boisterous

Sample Sentence:

My next door neighbor’s party was so boisterous I couldn’t get to sleep.


boisterous

Definition:

adj.Loud or rowdy


reproach


reproach

Sample Sentence:

The teacher reproached the students for talking during the assembly.


reproach

Definition:

v.To express disapproval


disgruntled


disgruntled

Sample Sentence:

The employee was disgruntled by the poor working conditions.


disgruntled

Definition:

adj.Not happy or content with the situation.


spunky


spunky

Sample Sentence:

The cheerleaders were very spunky.


spunky

Definition:

adj.Full of spirit; having a lot of energy


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