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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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Key vocabulary part 2

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

See if you can correctly define the following vocabulary words.


If necessary use the context clues from the sample sentences to help you

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


Gourd

gourd


Gourd1

gourd

Sample Sentence:

Native Americans often used gourds as bowls for their food.


Gourd2

gourd

Definition:

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


Key vocabulary part 2

goad


Key vocabulary part 2

goad

Sample Sentence:

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


Key vocabulary part 2

goad

Definition:

v.To urge someone or something on


Nimbly

nimbly


Nimbly1

nimbly

Sample Sentence:

The ballerina nimbly danced across the floor.


Nimbly2

nimbly

Definition:

adv.To do something quickly or with light movements


Indifferent

indifferent


Indifferent1

indifferent

Sample Sentence:

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


Indifferent2

indifferent

Definition:

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


Lustrous

lustrous


Lustrous1

lustrous

Sample Sentence:

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


Lustrous2

lustrous

Definition:

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


Flaunt

flaunt


Flaunt1

flaunt

Sample Sentence:

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


Flaunt2

flaunt

Definition:

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


Boisterous

boisterous


Boisterous1

boisterous

Sample Sentence:

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


Boisterous2

boisterous

Definition:

adj.Loud or rowdy


Reproach

reproach


Reproach1

reproach

Sample Sentence:

The teacher reproached the students for talking during the assembly.


Reproach2

reproach

Definition:

v.To express disapproval


Disgruntled

disgruntled


Disgruntled1

disgruntled

Sample Sentence:

The employee was disgruntled by the poor working conditions.


Disgruntled2

disgruntled

Definition:

adj.Not happy or content with the situation.


Spunky

spunky


Spunky1

spunky

Sample Sentence:

The cheerleaders were very spunky.


Spunky2

spunky

Definition:

adj.Full of spirit; having a lot of energy


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