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adjacent

ad ja cent
(adj.) near, next to, adjoining

Syn: alongside, nearby, neigboring

Ant: faraway, distant, remote
Vocabulary Unit 1

6th Grade

Jon Sams
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alight

a light
(v.) to get down from, step down from; to come down from the air, land; (adj.) light up

Syn: (v.) dismount, descend, land, touch down

Ant: (v.) mount, ascend, board take off
barren

bar ren
(adj.) not productive, bare

Syn: unproductive, sterile, desolate, arid

Ant: fertile productive, fruitful
disrupt

dis rupt
(v.) to break up, disturb

Syn: upset, displace, disorder

Ant: organize, arrange
dynasty

dy na sty
(n.) a powerful family or group of rulers that maintains its position or power for some time

Syn: ruling house, regime
foretaste

fore taste
(n.) an advance indication, sample, or warning

Syn: preview, anticipation
germinate

ger mi nate
(v.) to begin to grow, come into being

Syn: sprout, shoot up, grow, burgeon

Ant: wither, die, stagnate, shrivel up
humdrum

hum drum
(adj.) ordinary, dull, routine, without variation

Syn: monotonous, uneventful, prosaic, boring

Ant: lively, exciting, thrilling, exhilarating
insinuate

in sin u ate
(v.) to suggest or hint slyly; to edge into something indirectly

Syn: imply, intimate

Ant: barge in, broadcast
interminable

in ter mi na ble
(adj.) endless, so long as to seem endless

Syn: never-ending, ceaseless

Ant: brief, short, fleeting
interrogate

in ter o gate
(v.) to ask questions, examine by questioning

Syn: question, query
recompense

rec om pense
(v.) to pay back; to give a reward; (n.) a payment for loss, service, or injury

Syn: (v.) repay, (n.) compensation
renovate

ren o vate
(v.) to repair, restore to good condition, make new again

Syn: repair, fix up, recondition
resume

res u me
(n.) a brief summary; a short written account of one's education, working experience, or qualifications

Syn: synopsis, job history
sullen

sull en
(adj.) silent or brooding because of ill humor, anger, or resentment; slow moving, sluggish

Syn: grumpy, surly, peevish, morose

Ant: cheerful, blithe, sociable, vivacious
trickle

trick le
(v.) to flow or fall by drops or in a small stream; (n.) a small, irregular quantity of anything

Syn: (v.) dribble, drizzle, drip; (n.) small amount

Ant: (v.) gush, pour, flood; (n.) deluge
trivial

triv i al
(adj.) not important, minor; ordinary, commonplace

Syn: insignificant, petty, trifling

Ant: important, weighty, momentous
truce

truce
(n.) a pause in fighting, temporary peace

Syn: cease-fire, armistice

Ant: war, warfare, fighting
vicious

vici ous
(adj.) evil, bad; spiteful; having bad habits or an ugly disposition; painfully severe or extreme

Syn: wicked, malicious, savage

Ant: good, kind, kindly, mild, harmless
Vocabulary Unit 2

6th Grade

Jon Sams
.
hurtle

hur tle


Syn: speed, fly, race, catapult, fling
(v.) to rush violently, dash headlong; to fling or hurl forcefully


Ant: crawl, creep