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TEST # 5. hover – verb – to stay near or very closely to one place. “All afternoon the relatives hovered over Julius.” Julius: The Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes. ghastly – adjective – horrible; frightening.

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TEST # 5


hover – verb – to stay near or very closely to one place

“All afternoon the relatives hovered over Julius.” Julius: The Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes


ghastly – adjective – horrible; frightening

“Lilly had glorious dreams about Julius. And ghastly nightmares, too.” Julius: The Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes


restrain – verb – to hold back; to keep under control

“Lilly, let’s restrain ourselves, please.”

Julius: The Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes


exuberance – noun – the state of being exuberant: healthy and lively; full of good humor.

“Why don’t you put some of the verbal exuberance to good use?”

Julius: The Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes


marvel - (verb) - to wonder or be amazed

“One night, in a phosphorescent sea, he marveledat the sight of some whales spouting luminous water; and later, lying on the deck of his boat gazing at the immense, starry sky, the tiny mouse Amos, a little speck of a living thing in the vast living universe, felt thoroughly akin to it all.” Amos and Boris by William Steig


spout – (verb) - to shoot water up in a stream

“One night, in a phosphorescent sea, he marveled at the sight of some whales spoutingluminous water; and later, lying on the deck of his boat gazing at the immense, starry sky, the tiny mouse Amos, a little speck of a living thing in the vast living universe, felt thoroughly akin to it all.”

Amos and Boris by William Steig


luminous – (adjective) - glowing in the dark

“One night, in a phosphorescent sea, he marveled at the sight of some whales spouting luminouswater; and later, lying on the deck of his boat gazing at the immense, starry sky, the tiny mouse Amos, a little speck of a living thing in the vast living universe, felt thoroughly akin to it all. “

Amos and Boris by William Steig


gaze – (verb) - to stare; a long look

“One night, in a phosphorescent sea, he marveled at the sight of some whales spouting luminous water; and later, lying on the deck of his boat gazingat the immense, starry sky, the tiny mouse Amos, a little speck of a living thing in the vast living universe, felt thoroughly akin to it all. “

Amos and Boris by William Steig


jaunty – adjective – happy, carefree, showing a cheerful confidence

“And best of all, she had a brand new purple plastic purse that played a jaunty tune when it was opened.” Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes


expressed – verb – to put into words; to show

“They expressed their ideas creatively through drawing and writing.”


lurched – verb – to lean or roll suddenly forward or to one side

“Lilly’s stomach lurched. She felt like crying.


unique – adjective – being the only one; unusual

“During Sharing Time, Lilly demonstrated the many uses and unique qualities of her purple plastic purse, her shiny quarters, and her glittery movie star sunglasses.”


model – noun – an example to follow

“My husband’s aunt, Clay Haggard, was a role model for me.” Miss Clay, Pioneer Teacher by Geraldine Haggard


raise – verb – to take care of someone

“Miss Clay, her sister, and her brothers helped their parents raise mules to sell to the army and others.”Miss Clay, Pioneer Teacher by Geraldine Haggard


apprehensively – adverb – nervous; anxious; fearful about what may happen

“Then she returned home to wait apprehensively for the results by mail.”Miss Clay, Pioneer Teacher by Geraldine Haggard


abundant – adjective – a large amount of something

“She remembered helping her mother prepare an abundant table of food for guests.” Miss Clay, Pioneer Teacher by Geraldine Haggard


collapse – verb – to fall down; to lose strength suddenly

“They wanted to avoid the problem of the turkeys collapsing.” Meet Ruby Begonia by Geraldine Haggard


claim – verb – to demand or ask for something that one thinks has a right to

“They also claimed the turkey title.” “The town claims the title, ‘The Turkey Capital of the World’ for the next year.”Meet Ruby Begonia by Geraldine Haggard


penalty – noun – a punishment for breaking a law or rule

“Once the race begins, I receive a five-second penalty if there is physical contact between my team and me.”


strut - verb – to walk in a confident way, usually to attract attention

“As many as twenty thousand turkeys strutted their way through town.” Meet Ruby Begonia by Geraldine Haggard


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