5th Grade vocab Unit 11
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adj. making no sense at all, going compltely against or having no reason
No one is going to believe such an absurd story!
n. a large mass of snow, ice, rocks, or other material sliding or falling swiftly down a mountainside; something resembling such an event
The animals in ICE AGE ran away from the avalanche coming at them.
v. to group or label in an orgainized way
Libraries usually classify books by title.
v. to make sure, safe, or certain; to guarantee
The playground was designed to ensure the children's saftey.
v. To pan and steer the course of a vessel or vehicle; to make one's way, to get around
A pilot came aboard to navigate the boat down the river.
v. to settle down comfortably; to hold lovingly; snuggle
When I was little, I like to nestle in my mom's lap.
n. an urgent request for help; the answer given in a law court by a person accused of a crime. an appeal or prayer
The defendant entered a plea of not guilty.
n. a basic rule or law on which others are based; a belief used to tell right from wrong; guideline
A judge must be a person of high principle.
adj. using facts and good sense to evaluate people, things, or situations; concerned with the practical; resembling real life
The painting was so realistic that it looked like a photograph.
n. freedom from danger, fear, or doubt; safety
There is always heavy security in the mall thanks to Paul Blart.
adj. very careful about choosing or using
It pays to be a very selective shopper.
adj. having a sharp or sour taste; sharp in manner or tone.
My sister replied with a very tart remark.
n. a small pie, usually filled with fruit
I had a peach tart for dessert.
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