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1 Boss of the Plains Vocabulary Words Houghton Mifflin Reading Theme 2 - Journeys Vocabulary Words Houghton Mifflin Reading Theme 2 - Journeys Created by Mike Brewer  2008

2 See if you can correctly identify the following vocabulary words.

3 If necessary, use the context clues from the sample sentences to help you.

4 settlers

5 settlerssettlers Sample Sentence: The early settlers to our state came from all over.

6 settlerssettlers Definition:Definition: n. People who travel to a little known area and make a home.

7 derbies

8 derbiesderbies Sample Sentence: The cowboys wore hats called derbies.

9 derbiesderbies Definition:Definition: n. stiff felt hats with rounded tops and narrow brims.

10 sombrerossombreros

11 sombrerossombreros Sample Sentence: The children wore different colored sombreros to help stay cool.

12 sombrerossombreros Definition:Definition: n. Large straw hats with tall tops and broad rims.

13 homburgshomburgs

14 homburgshomburgs Sample Sentence: The cowboy either wore a sombrero or a homburg.

15 homburgshomburgs Definition:Definition: n. soft felt hats with dented tops and rolled brims.

16 drenchingdrenching

17 drenchingdrenching Sample Sentence: The drenching rains left the baseball field looking more like a lake.

18 drenchingdrenching Definition:Definition: n. to soak something or someone

19 suitedsuited

20 suitedsuited Sample Sentence: Even though a burrow was slow and stubborn it was well suited to the miner.

21 suitedsuited Definition:Definition: verb. to fit the needs of

22 frontierfrontier

23 frontierfrontier Sample Sentence: The frontier proved to be a challenging place to start a new life.

24 frontierfrontier Definition:Definition: n. an unexplored land

25 territoryterritory

26 territoryterritory Sample Sentence: The eastern territory was a more challenging area to get through.

27 territoryterritory Definition:Definition: n. A region or area of land

28 pioneerspioneers

29 pioneerspioneers Sample Sentence: Pioneers came from all over the country looking for a new home.

30 pioneerspioneers Definition:Definition: n. people who are the first to settle in a region

31 formform

32 formform Sample Sentence: Before they poured the cement they used a form to form a perfect circle.

33 formform Definition:Definition: n. As a noun, a mold used to give shape to something

34 tannedtanned

35 tannedtanned Sample Sentence: The skins will shrink up and get hard unless they are properly tanned.

36 tannedtanned Definition:Definition: verb. Change animal hide to leather by soaking it in chemicals

37 scoffedscoffed

38 scoffedscoffed Sample Sentence: The children scoffed at the man when he told them he had been to the moon.

39 scoffedscoffed Definition:Definition: n. made fun of

40 mattedmatted

41 mattedmatted Sample Sentence: The fishing line became matted after it came off the fishing reel.

42 mattedmatted Definition:Definition: verb. as a verb, to become tangled or twisted

43 swigswig

44 swigswig Sample Sentence: The little boy took a swig of water after working in the yard.

45 swigswig Definition:Definition: n. to drink something in large gulps


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