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1 Spelling and Vocabulary Lesson 1

2 Spelling Words-Short Vowels Say and Spell hamper impulsive optimism accomplice dispense mustache literal valid criminal enhance anonymous awed humility hysteria lurch perish tranquility valid wholesome woe

3 Vocabulary Words ◦ Synonyms-  words with similar meanings  example:  happy, glad, joyful

4 hamper to hinder or prevent the progress of Example: Rain will hamper our plans to have a picnic.

5 impulsive given to acting without thinking first Example: The impulsive boy spoke without thinking.

6 optimism belief that good things happen Example: Optimism makes you believe you can do it.

7 accomplice one who helps or assists with something Example: I won’t help or be an accomplice to a crime.

8 dispense to distribute something give out Example: Vending machines dispense candy when paid.

9 mustache facial hair that is above the lip Example: The hair above his lip is called a mustache.

10 literal taken or mean word for word as is Example: My words are literal: I’m not exaggerating.

11 criminal one who breaks the law Example: The criminal was caught with stolen merchandise in her pocket.

12 enhance make better; intensify; or improve Example: Spices will enhance and improve the flavor of the beef.

13 anonymous- nameless or unnamed: having an unknown source not known by name or author Example: ◦ The anonymous donor gave ten thousand dollars to the charity event.

14 hysteria- uncontrollable excitement or emotion; a mental disorder in which physical symptoms as extreme as blindness or partial paralysis can occur without a physical cause Example: ◦ There was hysteria among the crowd.

15 tranquility- the quality or condition of being serene or calm state of serenity ◦ Example:  There was a feeling of tranquility near the goldfish pond.

16 wholesome- being conducive to sound health or well-being; sound healthy; promoting good habits Example: ◦ The family meal provided was wholesome and nourishing.

17 woe- deep distress or misery, as from grief; a misfortune or difficulty Example: ◦ The victims of war suffer much woe even after they are safe.

18 valid- well grounded; just; having legal force something true, legitimate Example: ◦ The report was valid and provided many details.

19 lurch- to move suddenly and unsteadily; stagger; to roll or pitch suddenly or unsteadily Example: ◦ The wagon gave a sudden lurch forward when the horse was startled.

20 awed- to fill with a feeling of wonder, fear, and respect inspired by something mighty or majestic caused great amazement, respect, or dread Example: ◦ The crowd was awed by the meteor shower.

21 humility- the quality or condition of being modest or humble meekness Example: ◦ He showed great humility as he received several awards.

22 perish- to die be destroyed or ruined Example: ◦ If the plane should crash, all aboard will perish.


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