Reading Vocab 12/06/2010

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Reading Vocab 12/06/2010
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2010-12-08 21:32:06
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Nights of the Pufflings Vocabulary
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  1. ashore
    a-shore

    adverb

    On or to the shore:

    The seal came ashore and then went back into the water.
  2. burrows
    bur-rows

    noun

    A hole or tunnel small animals use as an underground nest:

    The prairie dog burrowed a hole about 16 feet deep.
  3. instinctively
    in-stinc-tive-ly

    adverb

    Acting on an inner feeling that is not learned, without thinking:

    Most dogs instinctively try to protect their owners.
  4. stranded
    strand-ed

    adjective

    In a difficult or helpless position, stuck or trapped:

    When our car ran out of gas, we were stranded on the side of the road.

    Word History

    Strand comes from an Old English word that meant "seashore."
  5. uninhabited
    un-in-ha-bit-ed

    Having no people living there:

    The house on the corner is uninhabited.
  6. venture
    ven-ture

    verb

    To do something in spite of risk, risky:

    The crew ventured into the high seas even though they had been warned not to.
  7. launching
    launch-ing

    verb

    To send forcefully upwards like a rocket:

    The swimmer pushed off the diving board before launching into the air high above the pool.

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