attitude. attitude [at t(y)oo d] n. a way of thinking orfeeling; a point of view: Food servers get goodtips when they give restaurant patrons excellentservice and have a friendly attitude. . barrier. barrier [bar r] n. anything that blocks theway, stops movement, or separates: A barr
1. Lesson 15: Consonant and Syllable Patterns If a word has a double consonant, the accent often falls on the syllable that goes with the first of the double consonants.
2. attitude at·ti·tude [at´ ·t(y)oo —d´] n. a way of thinking or
feeling; a point of view: Food servers get good
tips when they give restaurant patrons excellent
service and have a friendly attitude.
3. barrier bar·ri·er [bar´ · r] n. anything that blocks the
way, stops movement, or separates: A barrier
was put up to keep cars away from that
street while the traffic signals were being
4. buffalo buf·fa·lo [buf´ ·l ] n. an animal that is similar
to an ox, with a large, round body and
curved horns: In many movies about the old
West, buffalo roam the plains.
5. cinnamon cin·na·mon [sin´ ·m n] n. an aromatic reddishbrown
spice that comes from the bark of a
tropical tree: Cinnamon is used as a flavoring
in apple pie.
6. corridor cor·ri·dor [kôr´ ·d r] n. a narrow hallway with
rooms opening onto it: We are not supposed
to run in any corridor at school.
7. gallery gal·ler·y [gal´ r· ] n. 1. a place where works of
art are on display: There is an exhibit of
photos at the art gallery. 2. an indoor balcony,
especially the highest balcony, as in a theater
or church: We had seats in the gallery and
could barely see the dancers.
8. gorilla go·ril·la [g ·ril´ ] n. a large, powerful ape
found in the jungles of central Africa:
The gorilla has a broad, heavy chest and
shoulders; long arms; and short legs.
9. hurricane hur·ri·cane [hûr´ ·k n´] n. a severe tropical
storm with strong winds and heavy rain:
A hurricane is a storm with winds of 75 or
more miles per hour.
10. massacre mas·sa·cre [mas´ ·k r] n. a cruel and violent
killing of many people: The government of
the small country feared there would be a
11. moccasin moc·ca·sin [mok´ ·sin] n. a slipperlike shoe
with a soft sole and no heel: Moccasins may
be adorned with embroidery or beading.
12. opossum o·pos·sum [ ·pos´ m or pos´ m] n. a small,
furry mammal that is native to North
America: When they are in danger, opossums
lie motionless and appear to be dead.
13. pinnacle pin·na·cle [pin´ ·k l] n. the highest point of
achievement: Michael Jordan retired from
pro basketball at the pinnacle of his career.
14. syllable syl·la·ble [sil´ ·b l] n. a single sound that forms
a word or part of a word: The accent is on
the first syllable of the word “swallow.”
15. tobacco to·bac·co [t ·bak´ ] n. a tall plant with large
leaves that are dried and used for smoking
and chewing: Tobacco was grown in the
southern colonies and exported to England.
16. tomorrow to·mor·row [t ·mor´ ] n. the next day after
today: If today is Monday, tomorrow will be
17. umbrella um·brel·la [um·brel´ ] n. a circular piece of
cloth or plastic stretched on a folding frame
that is held overhead for protection from rain
or sun: I keep an umbrella in my backpack
in case of rain.