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When a base word ends with a silent e, drop the e when adding a suffix that begins with a vowel.
Definition 1: to have or take an inclined or oblique direction or angle 2: deviation from the horizontal or vertical Examples: (adj) you can go up OR you can go down. What is it like? - incline - slant - gradient The gently sloping hills in Texas are beautiful when the wild flowers are in bloom.
Definition 1: attractive in a dainty way 2: pleasingly pretty 3: clever Example (adj) cute and delightful kids cutest one very dainty What is it like? -delightful -beautiful -pretty -dainty We picked the cutest puppy from the litter to take home.
Definition 1: secure from harm 2: free from injury 3: a steel or iron box for storing valuable articles Examples: (n) valuables are stored in me (adv) let it rain! (adj) safe and sound What is it like? -competent -trustworthy -certain -harmless -protected Our new house has a hidden safe to keep our valuables much safer.
Definition 1: to strike the foot against something 2: to make a mistake or blunder Examples: (v) try not to fall this is rough ground to walk on “Oh no! I stubbed my toe and now I will stumble and fall.” What is it like? - blunder -wobble -trip It was very hard to keep from stumbling with all the rocks on the ground.
Definition 1: to move or sway with short, quick, irregular vibratory movements 2: to clasp another’s hand in greeting 3: to move something briskly to and from or up and down as in mixing Examples: (n) good taste good deal (v) shake well to get rid of the foreign material hope the experiment goes well What is it like? -quiver -disturb -quake -tremble We were playing the music so loud, the chandelier was shaking.
Definition 1: to disturb the mental calm of 2: to put to inconvenience 3: to be distressed Examples: (n) car hair trouble trouble (v) agitated, troubled What is it like? -worry -predicament -disturbance -agitated It was very troubling to see the child who was hurt in the accident.
Definition 1: to touch lightly with the fingers to excite a tingling sensation 2: to poke some sensitive part of the body so as to excite spasmodic laughter Examples: (v) tickle (v) tickled (adj) play the tickle game. What is it like? -delight -enchant -entertain When my sister was young, she loved to be tickled on her sides.
Definition 1: a small part of anything intended to show the quality, style, or nature of the whole 2: serving as a specimen as a piece of cloth Examples: (n) too many samples to choose from hope they find out what the problem is (v) my job is to sample What is it like? -taste -illustration -try out Whenever we made fudge, I was always sure to get a sampling before we baked it.
Definition 1: to give out a rapid succession of short, sharp sounds 2: a baby toy filled with small pellets that make sharp sounds when shaken Examples: (n ) baby’s toy (v) give me a break my brain is rattled What is it like? -chatter -bewilder -distract The speaker rattled on for hours and became very boring.
Definition 1: to mix in a confused mass 2: to be mixed together in a disorderly heap 3: a confused mixture Examples: (n) what a mixed-up mess (v) chaos What is it like? -medley -hodgepodge -mess -chaos Whenever Kim tries to shuffle cards, she winds up with a jumbling mess.