Reading Vocab 11/29/2010

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Reading Vocab 11/29/2010
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2010-12-02 07:10:56
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  1. awesome
    awe-some

    adjective

    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.
  2. convinced
    con-vinced

    verb

    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.
  3. disappeared
    dis-ap-peared

    verb

    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.
  4. discovered
    dis-cov-ered

    verb

    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
  5. incredible
    in-cred-i-ble

    adjective

    • 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."
  6. impossible
    im-pos-si-ble

    adjective

    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.
  7. blurted
    blurt-ed

    Said suddenly and without thinking:

    My teacher was not happy when I blurted out the answer.
  8. galloped
    gal-lop-ed

    ran fast, like a horse:

    While we were on our African Safari, we saw a giraffe gallop past us.
  9. exhausted
    ex-haust-ed

    very tired:

    Dad was extremely exhausted after a long day at work.
  10. parlor
    par-lor

    a room where visitors are entertained:

    We entertained our guest in the parlor in our house.

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