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  1. SAMPLE Copy the definitions of each word. Then, write your own story that proves you know the definition of each word. Illustrate your story. • Dim: (adjective) not bright, dull “I need the lights to be dim in order to fall asleep.” • Abundant: (adjective) to have more than enough of something, a large amount of “There was an abundant amount of turkey on Thanksgiving Day. We all at least five servings!”

  2. PRACTICEAugust 14, 2009 Copy the definitions of each word. Then, write your own story that proves you know the definition of each word. Illustrate your story. • Duplicate: (noun) an exact copy of something “Luckily he made a duplicate of the treasure map, so we did not have to worry that the bad guys stole our original copy.” • Belligerent: (adjective) ready to pick a fight, mean “My sister was acting so belligerent this morning before school! It was like she could not wait to pick a fight with me!”

  3. August 18, 2009 Copy the definitions of each word. Then, write your own story that proves you know the definition of each word. Illustrate your story. • Aroma: (noun) a strong scent or smell “I could smell the aroma of the pie cooling on the windowsill. “ • Blustery:(adjective) a windy weather condition “Winnie the Pooh nearly blew away on that blustery day.”

  4. August 20, 2008 Copy the definitions of each word. Then, write your own story that proves you know the definition of each word. Illustrate your story. • Gripe:(verb) to whine or complain • I have several gripes about the way she makes me clean my room. • Boycott: (verb) to quit using a product completely in an attempt to hurt their business • I am going to boycott drinking this soda because I don’t like the way they treat their employees and I don’t want to give them any business.

  5. September 1, 2009 Copy the definitions of each word. Then, write your own story that proves you know the definition of each word. Illustrate your story. • Zesty: spicy, tangy, flavorful • The zesty nachos made my eyes water. • Devalue: to lessen the value of something • He devalued my expensive baseball card when he spilled chocolate syrup all over it.

  6. September 4, 2009 Recopy the definition and sentence for each word and then draw a picture to help you remember the meaning. • Malfunction: failure to function properly; broken down. • The robot suddenly malfunctioned and began attacking the Queen of England. • Commotion: a noisy disturbance • I could hardly sleep with all of that commotion going on in the next room. Her snoring suddenly got so loud!

  7. September 8, 2009 Copy the definitions of each word. Then, write your own story that proves you know the definition of each word! • Sought: to seek, to look for • The brave prince sought after the lovely princess. • Gregarious: friendly, kind • My friend Greg is extremely gregarious, he is always there when you need him.

  8. September 14, 2009 Copy the definitions of each word. Then, write your own story that proves you know the definition of each word! • Chaos: a confusing mess, a lack of order • It was total chaos when we had a substitute teacher. No one knew where to go or what to do! • Haggard: extremely tired • The lady looked very worn and haggard, like she hadn’t slept in days.

  9. September 16, 2009 Copy the definitions of each word. Then, write your own story that proves you know the definition of each word. Illustrate your story. • Beckon: (verb) to call for • My mom beckoned for me to come back inside. • Noxious: (adjective) harmful to health • The noxious fumes came out of the smoke stack and began spreading poison through the air.