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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
See if you can correctly identify the following vocabulary words.
If necessary, use the context clues from the sample sentences to help you.
settlerssettlers Sample Sentence: The early settlers to our state came from all over.
settlerssettlers Definition:Definition: n. People who travel to a little known area and make a home.
derbiesderbies Sample Sentence: The cowboys wore hats called derbies.
derbiesderbies Definition:Definition: n. stiff felt hats with rounded tops and narrow brims.
sombrerossombreros Sample Sentence: The children wore different colored sombreros to help stay cool.
sombrerossombreros Definition:Definition: n. Large straw hats with tall tops and broad rims.
homburgshomburgs Sample Sentence: The cowboy either wore a sombrero or a homburg.
homburgshomburgs Definition:Definition: n. soft felt hats with dented tops and rolled brims.
drenchingdrenching Sample Sentence: The drenching rains left the baseball field looking more like a lake.
drenchingdrenching Definition:Definition: n. to soak something or someone
suitedsuited Sample Sentence: Even though a burrow was slow and stubborn it was well suited to the miner.
suitedsuited Definition:Definition: verb. to fit the needs of
frontierfrontier Sample Sentence: The frontier proved to be a challenging place to start a new life.
frontierfrontier Definition:Definition: n. an unexplored land
territoryterritory Sample Sentence: The eastern territory was a more challenging area to get through.
territoryterritory Definition:Definition: n. A region or area of land
pioneerspioneers Sample Sentence: Pioneers came from all over the country looking for a new home.
pioneerspioneers Definition:Definition: n. people who are the first to settle in a region
formform Sample Sentence: Before they poured the cement they used a form to form a perfect circle.
formform Definition:Definition: n. As a noun, a mold used to give shape to something
tannedtanned Sample Sentence: The skins will shrink up and get hard unless they are properly tanned.
tannedtanned Definition:Definition: verb. Change animal hide to leather by soaking it in chemicals
scoffedscoffed Sample Sentence: The children scoffed at the man when he told them he had been to the moon.
scoffedscoffed Definition:Definition: n. made fun of
mattedmatted Sample Sentence: The fishing line became matted after it came off the fishing reel.
mattedmatted Definition:Definition: verb. as a verb, to become tangled or twisted
swigswig Sample Sentence: The little boy took a swig of water after working in the yard.
swigswig Definition:Definition: n. to drink something in large gulps