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  1. How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots pages 360-377 Vocabulary

  2. Used with permission from Declan McCullagh

  3. glos sy

  4. glossy John’s gift was wrapped in glossy, silver paper that shined under the tree.

  5. glossy A long time ago, when everything had just been made, Nganga the Guinea Fowl had glossy black feathers all over.

  6. Glossymeans bright and shiny.

  7. de li cious

  8. delicious The pie was so delicious, I ate a second slice.

  9. delicious One day, Guinea fowl was crossing the river to meet Cow on the most delicious hill they knew. The grass was juicy and thick.

  10. Deliciousmeans pleasing to the taste or smell.

  11. slink ing

  12. slinking My cat loves slinking across the kitchen table. She moves slowly and secretively so I don’t catch her.

  13. slinking But...what was that Nganga saw slinking toward Cow? Was it…? Yes, it was LION!

  14. Slinking means moving slowly or secretly.

  15. scram bled

  16. scrambled Although I was half asleep, I scrambled to answer the phone before it rang a second time.

  17. scrambled She scratched and scrambled up the bank as fast as she could and whirred right between Cow and Lion, kicking and flapping in the dust.

  18. Scrambled means moved or climbed quickly.

  19. cau tious ly

  20. cautiously Move cautiously as you cross the busy street, looking both ways to be sure there are no cars coming.

  21. cautiously Soon she saw Cow cautiously crossing the river to join her-shlip, clop, shlop.

  22. Cautiously means carefully.

  23. craned

  24. craned Sue craned her neck so she could see the parade better.

  25. craned Guinea fowl craned her head and admired the delicate speckles covering her back.

  26. Craned means stretched out the neck to see better.