Vocabulary Strategies. Using Word Study for Ownership!. Word Chart: Examples and Characteristics. A teacher example……. Lacking confidence in one’s ability, worth, or fitness . diffident. timid. shy. insecure. timorous. mousy.
Using Word Study for Ownership!
A teacher example……
After the compliment, her diffident nature became apparent when she blushed and excused herself.
The diffidentcat ran for cover when the toddler approached.
Practice as a class….
Adj. Of vital or critical importance.