Chapters 7-10 Genre: Fiction
neglectedpage 45 • Meaning: ignored; unnoticedSentence: My neighbor’s neglected baby played dangerously close to our pool.
reproach page 49 • Meaning: criticize; scold • Sentence: After we reproach our puppy for having an accident in the house, it gives us this sweet, little, sad face.
vigorouslypage 53 • Meaning: energetically; enthusiastically • Sentence: This ball player plays vigorously and seems to really enjoy what he is doing.
shriek page 53 • Meaning: a squealing sound; yellSentence: You should have heard the shriek that came from my sister when we threw the mouse on her.
tripod page 53 • Meaning: a three-legged stand used for holding something • Sentence: I use a tripod to hold my camera, whenever I need to be in a picture that I happen to be taking.
extinct page 54 • Meaning: vanished; non-existent • Sentence: The first animal that comes to mind may be a dinosaur, when asked to think of an animal that no longer exists, but the Wooly Mammoth is also extinct.
surveyedpage 60 • Meaning: inspected; examined; studiedSentence: My dad surveyed the woods, with binoculars, looking for deer.
sulkingpage 63 • Meaning: pouting; feeling sorry for yourself • Sentence: This little girl is sulking, or pouting, because she wasn’t allowed to go to her best friend’s birthday party.
Mopeypage 63 • Meaning: sad • Sentence: The girl was very mopey because it was a rainy Saturday and she couldn’t go out and play.
climate page 64 • Meaning: surroundings; average weather conditions in a place • Sentence: The desert climate is generally hot and dry during the daytime.
stupor page 66 • Meaning: trance; daze • Sentence: After taking her cough syrup this morning, my baby sister wondered around the house in a medicated stupor.
Curator page 66 • Meaning: keeper; overseer; caretaker of a museum or exhibit • Sentence: The curator of the Museum of Natural History makes sure that the Wooly Mammoth’s tusks are displayed so everyone can easily see.