Reading Vocab 12/06/2010
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On or to the shore:
The seal came ashore and then went back into the water.
A hole or tunnel small animals use as an underground nest:
The prairie dog burrowed a hole about 16 feet deep.
Acting on an inner feeling that is not learned, without thinking:
Most dogs instinctively try to protect their owners.
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.
Strand comes from an Old English word that meant "seashore."
Having no people living there:
The house on the corner is uninhabited.
To do something in spite of risk, risky:
The crew ventured into the high seas even though they had been warned not to.
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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