Reading Vocabulary 11/08/2010

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Reading Vocabulary 11/08/2010
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The Mysterious Giant of Barletta" by Tomie DePaola Vocabulary
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  1. giant
    gi•ant

    • noun
    • A huge, very strong, imaginary creature that looks like a human being.

    • adjective
    • Extremely large; huge:

    The giant pizza was big enough to feed twenty people.
  2. mysterious
    mys•te•ri•ous

    • adjective
    • Very hard to explain or understand:

    No one could explain the mysterious egg on the teacher's desk.
  3. pedestal
    ped•es•tal

    • noun
    • A base or support, as for a column or statue:

    The Statue of Liberty stands on top of a pedestal.
  4. square
    square

    • noun
    • An open area in a city or town where two or more streets meet:

    Jacob and Tony ate their lunch on a bench in the town square.
  5. statue
    stat•ue

    • noun
    • An image, often of a person or an animal, made out of something solid, such as stone or metal:

    Gina saw a huge statue of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C.
  6. weakling
    weak•ling

    • noun
    • A person or animal without strength or power:

    Compared to a lion, a house cat is a weakling.


    • Word History
    • Weakling contains the suffix -ling, which means "smaller or with less force."
    • The suffix -ling also means "a person or animal that is young."
    • Another word that contains -ling is the word duckling.

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