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1 The Invention Convention Lesson 20VocabularyLesson 20VocabularyThe Invention Convention
2 scoursIf someone scours a place for something, he or she searches thoroughly for it.If a person scours his house to find his keys, what does he do?1. search in a couple of places2. search all over the house
3 appropriate Something that is appropriate is right for the situation. An appropriate place for running is…1. the hall2. the track
4 practical Something that is practical is useful. If someone gives you practical advice, is it1. silly?2. useful?
5 portable Something that is portable can be moved or carried by hand. Is a laptop computer more portable than a desktop computer? Thumbs up = yes Thumbs down = noTurn and tell your partner why or why not. Form your sentence like this:“A laptop (is/is not) more portable than a desktop computer because_________.”
6 circulate When you circulate, you move freely around an area. If you circulate information about a community event, do you…1. inform a lot of people?2. keep it a secret?
7 protrude To protrude is to stick out. Which protrudes? 1. an elephant’s tusks2. a tiger’s eyes
8 boisterousA boisterous person or animal is noisy and has lots of energy.How does a boisterous person behave?1. energetically2. calmly
9 deduction If you make a deduction, are you… A deduction is a conclusion you reach, based on the information you have been given.If you make a deduction, are you…1. cooking something special for dinner?2. determining an answer?
10 fickleFickle people keep changing their minds about what they like or want.Is it good to have friends that are fickle?Thumbs up = yesThumbs down = noTurn and explain why or why not to your partner.Form your sentence like this:“It is (good/not good) to have friends that are fickle because _______________.”
11 measly A measly amount of something is a very small amount. Which would you consider a measly amount of money?centsdollars