I can determine the meaning of and use key vocabulary words correctly. Dear Mr. Henshaw
diary (noun) • She goes home every night and writes in her diary.
diary (noun) • a daily record or journal
disappointed (verb) • The player was disappointed when his team lost the game.
disappointed (verb) • made unhappy by seeing one’s hope come to nothing
rig (noun) • Their construction job was so large that they needed to rent a big rig.
rig (noun) • a truck or tractor
persistent (adj.) • The puppy was persistent on finding his bone.
persistent (adj.) • refusing to give up or let go; to persevere
prose (noun) • The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books.
prose (noun) • ordinary spoken or written language as opposed to verse or poetry
rejected (verb) • Michael was rejected from Harvard, but got in to Ohio State University.
rejected (verb) • turned down, did not accept
snoop (noun) • Some might say that Sherlock Holmes was a snoop.
snoop (noun) • someone who tries to found out about other people’s doings in a sneaky way
splendid (adj.) • The cake was splendid!
splendid (adj.) • excellent, wonderful
submitted (verb) • J.K Rowling submitted her book to 12 different publishers before someone finally published it.
submitted (verb) • offered one’s work to someone who might publish it
understanding (noun) • Billy had a good understanding of addition.
understanding (noun) • knowledge of something; being aware of why something is the way it is
mildew (noun) • For mildew, a dark, damp closet is paradise.
mildew (noun) • a kind of fungus that forms a white or grayish coating on damp walls
mimeographed (verb) • The mimeographed school newspaper was distributed to the students only a few hours after the original was typed.
mimeographed (verb) • duplicated using a machine that makes copies of material that is written, drawn or typed on a stencil
pinging (verb) • The ball made a pinging noise as it hit the paddle.
pinging (verb) • making a noise that sounds like the syllable ping
tumbleweed (noun) • It is important to watch out for tumbleweeds while driving on windy days.
tumbleweed (noun) • a weedy plant that, when it withers, breaks off from its roots and is rolled across the ground by the wind
forefingers (noun) • His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke.
forefingers (noun) • the two fingers next to the thumbs; index fingers
intricate (adj.) • The wall had very intricate carvings.
intricate (adj.) • having a complicated pattern