3rd grade Vocabulary List

3rd Grade Vocabulary List

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  1. ability
    the quality of having the means or skills to do something
  2. absorb
    take in a liquid
  3. accuse
    blame for; make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
  4. act
    behave in a certain manner
  5. active
    characterized by energetic movement
  6. actual
    existing in act or fact
  7. adopt
    take into one's family
  8. advantage
    the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
  9. advice
    a proposal for an appropriate course of action
  10. ambition
    a strong drive for success
  11. ancient
    belonging to times long past
  12. approach
    move towards
  13. arrange
    put into a proper or systematic order
  14. arctic
    extremely cold
  15. attitude
    a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings
  16. attract
    exert a force on
  17. average
    an intermediate scale value regarded as normal or usual
  18. avoid
    stay away from
  19. bold
    fearless and daring
  20. border
    the boundary of a surface
  21. brief
    of short duration or distance
  22. brilliant
    full of light; shining intensely
  23. cable
    a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire
  24. capture
    seize as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
  25. certain
    established beyond doubt or question; definitely known
  26. chill
    coldness due to a cold environment
  27. clever
    mentally quick and resourceful
  28. climate
    the weather in some location averaged over a period of time
  29. cling
    hold on tightly or tenaciously
  30. coast
    the shore of a sea or ocean
  31. confess
    admit to a wrongdoing
  32. consider
    think about carefully; weigh
  33. contain
    hold or have within
  34. continent
    one of the large landmasses of the earth
  35. convince
    make realize the truth or validity of something
  36. coward
    a person who shows fear or timidity
  37. crew
    an organized group of workers
  38. crumple
    gather something into small wrinkles or folds
  39. custom
    accepted or habitual practice
  40. decay
    the organic phenomenon of rotting
  41. deed
    a legal document to effect a transfer of property
  42. defend
    protect against a challenge or attack
  43. delicate
    developed with extreme subtlety
  44. device
    an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
  45. diagram
    a drawing intended to explain how something works
  46. digest
    convert food into absorbable substances
  47. disease
    an impairment of health
  48. distant
    separated in space or coming from far away
  49. doze
    a light fitful sleep
  50. drift
    be in motion due to some air or water current
  51. elegant
    refined and tasteful in appearance, behavior, or style
  52. enable
    provide the means to perform some task
  53. examine
    observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
  54. explore
    travel to or penetrate into
  55. fan
    a device for creating a current of air by movement
  56. fatal
    bringing death
  57. fierce
    marked by extreme and violent energy
  58. flutter
    flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements
  59. fortunate
    having unexpected good luck
  60. frail
    physically weak
  61. gasp
    a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open
  62. glide
    move smoothly and effortlessly
  63. globe
    an object with a spherical shape
  64. grace
    elegance and beauty of movement or expression
  65. gradual
    proceeding in small stages
  66. grasp
    hold firmly
  67. habit
    an established custom
  68. harsh
    disagreeable to the senses
  69. imitate
    reproduce someone's behavior or looks
  70. individual
    being or characteristic of a single thing or person
  71. intelligent
    having the capacity for thought and reason to a high degree
  72. intend
    have in mind as a purpose
  73. journey
    the act of traveling from one place to another
  74. launch
    propel with force
  75. limit
    as far as something can go
  76. locate
    determine the place of by searching or examining
  77. loyal
    steadfast in allegiance or duty
  78. magnificent
    characterized by grandeur
  79. marsh
    low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation
  80. method
    a way of doing something, especially a systematic way
  81. misery
    a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune
  82. moisture
    wetness caused by water
  83. mural
    a painting that is applied to a wall surface
  84. mystify
    be puzzling or bewildering to
  85. nation
    a politically organized body of people under a government
  86. nectar
    a sweet liquid secretion that is attractive to pollinators
  87. nursery
    a child's room for a baby
  88. observe
    watch attentively
  89. opponent
    someone who offers resistance
  90. opposite
    being directly across from each other
  91. ordeal
    a severe or trying experience
  92. origin
    the place where something begins
  93. outcome
    something that results
  94. passage
    the act of moving from one state or place to the next
  95. pastime
    an interest or pursuit that someone pursues regularly
  96. pause
    cease an action temporarily
  97. perform
    get done
  98. plunge
    dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
  99. predator
    any animal that lives by preying on other animals
  100. predict
    make a guess about what will happen in the future
  101. prevent
    keep from happening or arising; make impossible
  102. primary
    of first rank or importance or value
  103. privilege
    a special advantage or benefit not enjoyed by all
  104. process
    a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
  105. rare
    especially good, remarkable, or superlative
  106. rate
    a quantity considered as a proportion of another quantity
  107. recall
    bring to mind
  108. rely
    have confidence or faith in
  109. remark
    make or write a comment on
  110. resident
    someone who lives at a particular place for a long period
  111. respect
    regard highly; think much of
  112. responsible
    worthy of or requiring trust; held accountable
  113. reverse
    change to the contrary
  114. revive
    cause to regain consciousness
  115. risk
    a source of danger
  116. scatter
    cause to separate and go in different directions
  117. schedule
    a list of times at which things are planned to occur
  118. sensitive
    responsive to physical stimuli
  119. signal
    any action or gesture that encodes a message
  120. solution
    a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances
  121. spoil
    make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  122. starve
    die of food deprivation
  123. steer
    be a guiding or motivating force or drive
  124. struggle
    strenuous effort
  125. suitable
    meant or adapted for an occasion or use
  126. survey
    determining opinions by interviewing people
  127. swift
    moving very fast
  128. symbol
    something visible that represents something invisible
  129. talent
    natural abilities or qualities
  130. theory
    a belief that can guide behavior
  131. thrill
    something that causes a sudden intense feeling
  132. treasure
    any possession that is highly valued by its owner
  133. triumph
    a successful ending of a struggle or contest
  134. value
    the quality that renders something desirable
  135. vision
    the ability to see
  136. volunteer
    a person who performs work done by choice
  137. wander
    move or cause to move in a sinuous or circular course
  138. wisdom
    accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
  139. wit
    mental ability
  140. woe
    misery resulting from affliction
Created on February 12, 2017

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