• Third Grade Robust Vocabulary Words:  Theme 5

    Lesson 21

    Antarctic Ice

     

    conserved- If something is rare or important, you protect  or conserve it.

     

    strict- If you are stern and demand obedience, you are strict.

     

    absence- An absence means that something or someone is not present.

     

    shelters- Something that shelters you protects you and keeps you safe.

     

    permanently- If something stays one way forever, it stays that way permanently.

     

    drifts- When something drifts, it moves along without direction.

     

    scarce- Something is scarce if there is not much of it to be found.

     

    dim- It is dim when there is not much light.

     

    harsh- If something is hard to stand up to, like a blizzard, it is harsh.

     

    bleak- If something is cold and gloomy, it is bleak.

     

     

     

    Lesson 22

    Bat Loves the Night

     

    blanketed- If an area is blanketed in fog or snow, it is covered.

     

    surroundings- The area around you is your surroundings.

     

    nocturnal- If an animal is nocturnal, it sleeps during the day and is active at night.

     

    effort- When you work hard, you put out effort.

     

    dozes-  Someone who dozes takes short naps.

     

    swoops- When something moves through the air lightly and quickly, it is fluttering.

     

    detail- A detail is a small feature.

     

    fluttering- When something moves through the air lightly and quickly, it is fluttering.

     

    plummet- If you drop suddenly from a great height, you plummet.

     

    inverted- Something that is turned upside down or is inside out is inverted.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lesson 23

    Chestnut Cove

     

    eagerly- If you are waiting eagerly for something, you are excited or anxious for it to happen.

     

    transferred- If you transferred something, you moved it from one place to another.

     

    fondness- If you like something very much, you have a fondness for it.

     

    emotion- An emotion is a feeling such as happiness.

     

    ridiculous- Something that is very silly is ridiculous.

     

    disgraceful- If something is disgraceful, it is shocking and acceptable.

     

    decent- Someone who is decent is good and fair.

     

    inherit- When you inherit something, you have been given something by someone who used to own it.

     

    contented- If you are contented, you are happy with the way things are.

     

    collaborate- If you are going to work with others on a project, you are planning to collaborate.

     

     

    Lesson 24

    Ramona Quimby, Age 8

     

    affordable-  If you have enough money to buy something, that thing is affordable.

     

    individually- If you speak to your friends one at a time, you speak to them individually.

     

    clutter- If a place such as your desk or your room has clutter, it is messy and full of things you do not really need.

     

    visible- When something is visible, you can see it.

     

    mentioned- If you mentioned something, you talked about it briefly.

     

    beckoned- If you beckoned to someone, you used your hand to signal him or her to come to you.

     

    flustered- If something flustered you,  it made you forget what you were saying or doing.

     

    remark- A remark is something that is said about something.

     

    presentation- If you describe or perform something in front of a group of people, you are putting on a presentation.

     

    effective- When you get the result you want, then your actions have been effective.

     

     

     

    Lesson 25

    The Robodogs of Greenville

     

    required- Something that is required is needed.

     

    functional- Something that serves a purpose is functional.

     

    inhabitants- The people or animals that live in a certain place are the inhabitants of that place.

     

    amazement- Amazement is a feeling of great wonder and surprise.

     

    ample- An amount that is ample is enough or more than is needed.

     

    responsibility- A responsibility is something you are excited to do.

     

    futuristic- A futuristic story tells how things might be in the future.

     

    realistic- A book that is realistic describes things as they really are.

     

    confused- A confused person is mixed up.

     

    shifting- If air is shifting, it is moving or changing.

     

     

     

     

Last Modified on February 3, 2016