STAAR Reading

Vocabulary 1st six weeks
definitions & notes only words
  1. monotonous
    sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
  2. imitate
    reproduce someone's behavior or looks
  3. intense
    possessing a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
  4. rampant
    unrestrained and violent
  5. precaution
    a measure taken in advance to ward off impending danger
  6. reinforce
    strengthen and support with rewards
  7. isolation
    setting something apart from others
  8. evasion
    the act of physically escaping from something
  9. dense
    hard to pass through because of heavy growth
  10. eroded
    worn away as by water or ice or wind
  11. unconsciously
    without awareness
  12. futile
    producing no result or effect
  13. deceitful
    marked by deliberate deceptiveness
  14. deceive
    cause someone to believe an untruth
  15. conflict
    an open clash between two opposing groups
  16. distracted
    having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety
  17. divert
    turn aside; turn away from
  18. secondhand car
    a car that has been previously owned; not a new car
  19. turnover
    the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers
  20. apprehension
    fearful expectation or anticipation
  21. foreboding
    a feeling of evil to come
  22. despair
    a state in which all hope is lost or absent
  23. anxiety
    a vague unpleasant emotion in anticipation of a misfortune
  24. vindictive
    disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge
  25. defiance
    a hostile challenge
  26. triumph
    a successful ending of a struggle or contest
  27. ambitious
    having a strong desire for success or achievement
  28. humiliation
    depriving one of self-esteem
  29. grief
    intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one
  30. sorrow
    an emotion of great sadness associated with loss
  31. mourning
    state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
  32. jubilation
    a feeling of extreme joy
  33. solemn
    dignified and somber in manner or character
  34. nostalgia
    longing for something past
  35. rage
    a feeling of intense anger
  36. anguish
    extreme distress of body or mind
  37. distress
    a state of adversity