"Icarus's Flight," Vocabulary from the poem

As you read Stephen Dobyns's poem about "Icarus's Flight," learn this word list. Here are links to lists for texts in Grade 7's Collection 1: Rogue Wave, articles about rescued teenage sailor, The Flight of Icarus, Icarus's Flight, Women in Aviation
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  1. appreciate
    be fully aware of; realize fully
  2. dissolve
    become or cause to become soft or liquid
  3. plummet
    drop sharply
  4. precisely
    just as it should be
  5. flutter
    flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements
  6. ignorant
    uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication
  7. descent
    a movement downward
  8. disintegrate
    break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
  9. plunge
    a steep and rapid fall
  10. cushion
    a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding
Created on June 26, 2014 (updated June 28, 2014)

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