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encyclopedia
a reference book where topics can be looked up by their name.
I used an encyclopedia to learn more about my state.
community
a group of people, animals, or other living things in one place.
There are many families in our community.
anticipation
to wait for something

The anticipation of having a test was making the students nervous.
withdrew
to take out of

The student withdrew from the match after she lost two rounds.
cementary
a place were dead people are buried
Many people visit their deceased relatives in the cementary.
racket
to make a lot of noise

There was a lot of racket coming from the activities room.
darted
to move quicky about

The butterfly darted from flower to flower.
bitter
disagreeable, harsh

There was a bittar taste in the sandwich.
scent
a smell

The scent of roses lingered in the flower bed.
select
to chose

I always select a chocolate cake for my birthday.
awe
to be amazed

I am always in awe of the fireworks on the 4th of July.
in-between
between two or more things, in the middle.

I am in-between Indiana and Ohio.
in-between
between two or more things, in the middle.

I am in-between Indiana and Iowa.
faith
to believe in something

She has faith that her brother will learn to ride his bike.
retraced
to go back over

Donnie retraced his steps to look for his missing watch.
determined
to be sure of, wanting something

I was determined to learn my multiplication tables.
select
to chose

I always
valuable
having worth, costly, something special.

The clock was valuable to me because it belonged to my mother.
dictionary
a book that gives the correct spelling and meaning of words in a language.
I looked up the vocabulary word in the dictionary.
almanac
a book the tells the weather and placement on the stars and moons and other information.
The Farmer's Almanac has a lot of useful information.
project
a plan, idea, or event something that is worked on

Each group completed their space projected for the Science Fair.
cut
to break or take apart.

I cut the cake into many small servings.
council
a group of people who make decisions, to help someone make a decision.
The council met to vote on the new textbooks.
horrified
to be scared, not approve of

I was horrified by the evil chararter in the story.
panicked
to feel nervous, not know what to do
I panicked when the bird flew at my car.
switch
a shift or change

The teacher will switch the lights on after the movie.
cafeteria
a place were people can eat

The students were having lunch in the cafeteria.
demonstration
to show clearly or provide examples

The student's demonstation showed the class how to make lemonade.
applied
to put on

She applied the paint to the wall.
resident
a person who lives in a place

Bob is a resident of the Lake County Apartments.
triggered
to cause something to happen

The loud thunder triggered the car alarm.
challenging
more difficult, not easy

The art class was challenging, but I learned alot.
suspicious
to be worried about, not trust

I was suspicious of the cat who sat in front of the hamster cage.
alternating
taking turns

Mary was alternating her blue and black pen to make a design on her paper.
thesaurus
a book that tells the antonym and the synonym of a word.

The thersaurus said that another word for happy is joyful.
par
an excepted standard or normal condition.
The child was up to par with her friends, she knew all of her multiplication tables.
atlas
a book of maps

I used an atlas to map out my route for my vacation.
toxic
poisonous

That bleach is toxic if swallowed.
diary
a book or journal were private thoughts or records are kept.
The boy kept a diary of his activites at band camp.
corridors
hallways

We walked down several corridors before we reached the office.
dreaded
to not look forwarded to.
The boy dreaded his spelling test.
reluctant
not sure about something, not wanting to do something.

The child was reluctant to tell on her friend.