Theme 3 Vocabulary and Spelling Words


Lesson 11 Loved Best

swooned- If you had a terrible shock or surprise that made you faint or fall, you might have swooned.

If you had a terrible shock or surprise that made you faint or fall, you might have swooned.  astonished- When you are amazed and surprised by something, you are astonished.

encourgaging-An encouraging word from a friend can make you feel that you can do something well.

 brief- If something is brief, it does not take much time.

 chuckling- If you are chuckling, you are laughing quietly to yourself.

 soothing- Something that is soothing makes you feel calm.

 sobbed-Someone who sobbed cried very hard.

 praised-If you praised someone, you told that person that he or she did something well.

 envious- If you feel envious, you want something that someone else has.

 rivalry- People who have a rivalry are competing against each other for something.

Lesson 12 A Pen Pal for Max

deciphered- If you have figured out a message that is difficult to understand or that is written in code, then you have deciphered it.

 mistaken- f you are wrong about something, you are mistaken.

 translate- If you translate something, you say or write it in another language.

 repairs-When something needs repairs, it needs to be fixed.

 heaving- Heaving is throwing something heavy with great effort.

 bothersome- When something is bothersome, it bothers you and causes problems

 din- If there is a din, there is so much noise that it is hard to hear anything over it.

 dodging- When you are dodging something, you avoid something that is coming toward you.

 catastrophe- A catastrophe is something really terrible that has happened.

 fortunate- If you are fortunate, you are very lucky.

Lesson 13 A Tree Is Growing

tugged- If you tugged something, you pulled it hard.

  paused- if you paused, you stopped what you were doing for just a moment.

 columns- A column is a tall, circular structure that holds up part of a building.

 absorb- Something absorbs a liquid if it soaks up the liquid.

 protects- When you protect something, you keep it safe.

 rustling- When objects are rustling, they are moving and making soft sound.

 dissolve- When something dissolves, it mixes completely with a liquid.

 particles- Tiny pieces of something are called particles.

 scavenger- An animal is a scavenger if it collects leftover and unwanted objects.

 self-sufficient- If something is self-sufficient, it makes everything it needs.

Lesson 14  One Small Place in a Tree

sprout- When something sprouts, it begins to grow.

 damp- If something is damp, it is a little bit wet.

 suppose- When you suppose something, you think that it is happening or that it is going to happen.

 roost- A bird will try to roost, or settle, in trees or on branches.

 spears- If someone spears something, he or she sticks something sharp through it.

 strikes-When something strikes people, it hits them or happens to them.

 glimpse- When you get a glimpse of something, you get only a quick peek at it.

 maze- If you are in a maze, you are in winding paths that are like a puzzle.

 transformation- If someone or something has gone through a transformation, it has been changed.

 harmony- If two things are living in harmony, they are living in agreement, living peacefully.

Lesson 15 Ask the Experts

luscious- Something that is luscious appeals to your senses, such as your sense of taste.

e xpertise- If someone has expertise, he or she knows a lot about a particular topic or skill

issue- An issue is an edition of a newspaper or magazine.

 advice- If you give someone advice, you tell what you think the person should do.

 consult- When you consult someone, you ask him or her for information.

recommend- When you recommend something, you tell someone that you think it is good.

 sensible- Someone who is sensible makes good decisions and judgments.

 devise- To devise is to figure out a way to do something.

correspondence- If you send correspondence, you are communicating in writing.

 shudder- If you shudder, you are trembling from fear or from being cold.