4th Grade

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Ch. 10-14 Vocabulary

1. Spasm
a. Sudden, violent, and temporary effort, emotion or sensation.
b. an involuntary and abnormal muscular contraction

2. Peculiar
A. different from the normal or usual: special
B. characteristic of only one person, group, or thing: distinctive

3. Squalor- sordid dirtiness

4. shard- A piece of broken pottery, especially one found in an archaeological dig; a potsherd.

5. pruning- to cut off or cut back parts

6. Taut- having no slack; tightly drawn

7. barracks- A group of large houses usually used to house armies.

8. Bereave- to deprive and make desolate, esp. by death.

9. Deprived- Lacking something needed or expected

10. Cavernous- being, resembling, or suggestive of a cavern

11. repatriate- To bring or send back a person to his or her home country or land of citizenship.

12. incense- The perfume or smoke arising from such a substance when burned.

13. Depressed- sadness or other related emotions like hopelessness and sadness

14. shawl- a simple piece of clothing worn over the shoulders

15. Tule- a brush-like plants that grows in swampland in the southwestern United States.

16. Penetrating- able to penetrate or pierce

17. twinge- to feel a sudden, sharp pain or pang.

18. humanity- The human race

19. glycerin- a colorless, odorless, syrupy, sweet liquid

20. suppleness- the property of being pliant and flexible

21. Loamy- consisting of or having the character of loam; "richly loamy soil"

22. migrant- a person or animal that migrates.

23. Riveted- Held in one place.

24. Smudge pot- An oil container with oil at the bottom that is used in fruit orchards to keep away frost.

25. deportation- the lawful expulsion of an undesired alien or other person from a state.

26. despondent- feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom.

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