Unit 1: Hitching a Ride

Learn these words from the science article by Rebecca L. Johnson (Inside: Level B, Unit 1).

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  1. dive
    a headlong plunge into water
  2. attach
    cause to be joined
  3. point of view
    a mental position from which things are perceived
  4. hitchhike
    travel by getting free rides from motorists
  5. record
    register electronically
  6. invention
    a creation resulting from study and experimentation
  7. disappear
    become invisible or unnoticeable
  8. scientist
    a person with advanced knowledge of empirical fields
  9. scuba
    a device that lets divers breathe under water
  10. gear
    equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles
  11. submarine
    a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
  12. basic
    reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible
  13. waterproof
    not permitting the passage of liquid
  14. metal
    made of a chemical element that is usually a shiny solid
  15. tube
    a hollow cylindrical shape
  16. prototype
    a standard or typical example
  17. model
    a representation of something, often on a smaller scale
  18. test
    try out as for quality, or give experimental use to
  19. captive
    being imprisoned
  20. challenge
    a demanding or stimulating situation
  21. overcome
    get on top of; deal with successfully
  22. ashore
    towards or to the edge of a body of water
  23. improve
    to make better
  24. harness
    an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body
  25. attempt
    earnest and conscientious activity intended to do something
  26. experiment
    conduct a test or investigation
  27. goal
    the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve
  28. clamp
    a device that holds things firmly together
  29. creative
    having the ability or power to invent or make something
  30. remove
    take something away as by lifting, pushing, or taking off
  31. trace
    a just detectable amount
  32. molt
    cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
  33. tether
    restraint consisting of a rope or chain
  34. dissolve
    become or cause to become soft or liquid
  35. release
    grant freedom to; free from confinement
Created on July 26, 2016 (updated July 28, 2016)

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