Scorching – extremely hot and dry. The scorching sun wilted all of the flowers. What is a synonym for scorching?
Gushed – flooded out with sudden force. The water gushed from the fire hydrant. What is an antonym for gushed?
Landscape – a scene or view. Sandy watched the desert landscape from her car. Describe your favorite landscape.
Parched – very dry or thirsty. Plants become parched when they are deprived of water. How does it feel when your throat is parched?
Brimming – filled to the top and almost overflowing. Lisa’s eyes were brimming with tears. How are brimming and gushed similar and different?
Scrawny – very thin or skinny. Scrawny has a negative connotation because it means something is too skinny: The plants were scrawny due to a lack of sun. What other things can be described as scrawny?
Gnarled – something that has a rough, twisted look. The gnarled roots of the swamp cypress grow above land and water. What is an antonym for gnarled?
Progress – forward movement or improvement. Doug was making admirable progress on the set design for the play. How has progress in science helped people?