Reading Vocab 11/29/2010
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Causing a feeling of wonder, fear, and respect:
John was amazed by the awesome sight of the old castle.
The view of the sunset was such a beautiful sight, it gave me a awesome feeling.
Made to do, believe, or feel certain about something:
Because the door was open, Sasha was convinced that his little sister had been in his room.
Dad convinced me that it was a good idea to do my homework before dinner.
Passed out of sight; vanished:
The sky became dark when the sun disappeared behind some clouds.
The balloon rose high into the sky and disappeared.
To found or learned:
When Eric moved the branch, he discovered a nest of birds in the tree.
Paleontologists discovered a fossil when digging for dinosaur bones
- 1. Too unlikely to be believed.
- 2. Astonishing or amazing:
No one would believe Leah's incredible
story about a talking fish.
The fisherman's story was too incredible
to be believed.
- Word History
- In Latin the verb credere means "to believe" and the prefix in- means "not." Our word incredible originally meant "unbelievable."
Not possible, unable to happen or exist:
It is impossible to turn straw into gold.
It is impossible for an elephant to walk on a tight rope.
Said suddenly and without thinking:
My teacher was not happy when I blurted out the answer.
ran fast, like a horse:
While we were on our African Safari, we saw a giraffe gallop past us.
Dad was extremely exhausted after a long day at work.
a room where visitors are entertained:
We entertained our guest in the parlor in our house.
What would you like to do?
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