The Dog of Pompeii Vocabulary Words
dwelling • Shelter in which people live • Tito and Bimbo looked longingly at the small dwelling where the poet lived.
ambitious • Stirred by or possessing a desire for fame or power. • The ambitious people of Pompeii rebuilt the city.
lounge • To act in a lazy, slow, or tired way. • The tired students sometime just lounge around in their pajamas.
pondering • To consider carefully. • Tre’Von looked as though he was pondering what his teacher told him about the lesson.
drowsy • Ready to fall asleep. • The children became drowsy and fell asleep in the car.
revived • To bring back to life, consciousness, or activity. • I was revived by a drink of ice cold water, after the long run.
agonized • To suffer extreme pain or anguish. • Tracy agonized over her answer to the question.
vapors • Fog or smoke in the air. • The vapors from the fire nearly choked the onlookers.