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1 A Walk in the Desert MacMillan/McGraw-Hill Treasures 4th Grade – Unit 1 – Week 2 Created by Teresa Wilson – Desert Palms Elem. – June 2010 Vocabulary

2 When things shimmer, they shine with a soft unsteady light. What is a synonym for shimmer? Shimmer We saw a reflection of the moon shimmer on the lake.

3 When something is eerie, it is frightening and strange. Eerie Describe an eerie event that you have experienced. The cry of the wolf in the distance sounds eerie.

4 To lurk is to hide, usually with a bad intention. How are the words lurk and hide the same? How are they different? Lurk If you see a cat lurk near a birdbath, it is likely that the cat is looking for a meal!

5 As someone swallows, he or she is moving food from the mouth to the rest of the digestive system. Swallows Where does food go after someone swallows it? Colin chews thoroughly before he swallows.

6 The climate of an area is the weather that it usually has. How would you describe the climate in your community? Climate The climate in southern Florida is tropical.

7 Something can be called silken if, like silk, it has delicate threads or is generally soft and shiny. Silken What things can you think of that could be described as silken? The kittens fur was silken.

8 If you are lumbering, you are moving slowly and heavily. Lumbering What is an antonym for lumbering? The horses were lumbering through the snow storm.


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