Modified Wordly Wise Lesson 6
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Not comfortable; worried or nervous
Example: I felt uneasy walking down the dark street until I observed a police officer on the corner.
Having good manners and good taste
Example: He was a noisy and rude boy, but as a young man he is gentle and refined.
In a pure state
Example: Refined flour has a lot of the wheat germ removed.
To make pure by removing all unwanted matter
Example: We take oil from deep inside the earth and refine it into gasoline.
To advance to a higher stage; to improve
Example: Manuel progressed so fast on the tuba that he got into the school band.
To move forward
Example: Work on the new bridge progressed at a faster pace when the weather improved.
Example: I am finally making some progress mastering a new computer program.
Moving toward a goal
Example: The stormy sea slowed the small boat's progress.
To look closely; to stare, especially at something that is hard to see or to understand
Example: Ahmed peered at the sign, trying to read what it said.
Something said that is meant to hurt or insult
Example: An umpire soon learns to ignore the jeers of the crowd.
To speak or cry out in scorn; to mock
Example: My brother told me to ignore the older boys if they jeered when I sang.
An aim, plan, or purpose
Example: It was Thea's intention to open a bookstore, but she decided to go to engineering school instead.
To plan; to have in mind
Example: I intend to give a piano recital on Monday.
A sharp cry of strong feeling
Example: Grandpa's exclamation of pain sent me rushing to his side.
To speak suddenly and with strong feeling
Example: "Today was the worst day of my life!" she exclaimed.
Having nothing left out; whole; complete
Example: I recited the entire Robert Frost poem from memory.
Dull and without color; not cheerful or colorful
Example: A sparrow is a drab little bird compared to a male cardinal.
Skilled at tricking others
Example: Templeton, the craft and mean-spirited rat in Charlotte's Web, adds humor to the book.
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