Congratulations to all of the 5th graders for a job well done!  The Final Exams for the 1st semester had 76 words.  The average grades are as follows:

Spelling Final – 91%        Vocabulary Final – 95%

2nd Semester Spelling/Vocabulary Words

The Final Exam for the 2nd semester will be on 5/19.  There will be 74 words on the test.  Use the word list created on quizlet.com to help in preparing for the test.

prefix 1 an affix placed before a word to modify a term’s meaning
suffix 2 an affix placed at the end of a word to modify a term’s meaning
reflect 3 to think, ponder, or meditate
thrifty 4 frugal – practicing thrift or economical management
vivid 5 bright, brilliant, intense; having clear, lively, bright colors
pattern 6 a combination of qualities forming a consistent arrangement
compassion 7 sympathy for someone who is suffering or distressed in some way
guardian 8 a person who guards, protects, or preserves
negative 9 expressing denial or disapproval; not positive
comprehend 10 to perceive, to grasp mentally, or to fully understand
analyze 11 breaking up/separating something into its parts to see how they fit together
relationship 12 a connection, association, or involvement
miniature 13 a copy or model of something that has been greatly reduced in size
topic 14 the subject discussed in an essay or speech; the theme
homonym 15 a word with a different meaning but the same sound or spelling as another word
synonym 16 a word that means the same or nearly the same as another word
antonym 17 a word opposite in meaning to another word
compensate 18 to make up for, to make amends, to pay
altitude 19 the height of a thing above the earth’s surface, sea level
evidence 20 signs or facts on which a conclusion can be based
sluggish 21 slow to act; lacking in energy, lazy
numerous 22 consisting or made up of many units, things, or individuals
reliable 23 dependable, capable of being relied on
anxious 24 troubled in mind or worried about some uncertain matter or event
fluent 25 having an understanding of a language and its use
design 26 to plan the form and structure
apparent 27 clear and open to the eye and mind; open to view, visible
detail 28 a part or item considered separately
exhibit 29 to offer or expose to view; present for inspection
independent 30 thinking or acting for oneself
protagonist 31 hero or heroine of a literary work
antagonist 32 the opponent or adversary of the hero in a literary work
apply 33 to put to use for a particular purpose
compose 34 to make up from elements or parts; to produce or create a song
drama 35 any situation having vivid, emotional, or conflicting interest or events
feeble 36 physically weak, as from age or sickness; frail
occasion 37 a particular time, especially as marked by certain circumstances or occurrences
require 38 to have need of; need
solitary 39 alone; without companions; unattended
concept 40 a general notion or idea
immense 41 vast; huge; very great
responsibility 42 the state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something
structure 43 arrangement of parts or elements
strategy 44 a plan, method, or series of maneuvers for obtaining a specific goal or result
translate 45 to turn from one language to another or from a foreign language into one’s own
summarize 46 to make a summary of; state or express in a concise form
retire 47 to withdraw, or go away or apart
research 48 systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in order to discover or revise facts
quote 49 to cite, offer, or bring forward as evidence or support
quality 50 an essential or distinctive characteristic, property, or attribute
quantity 51 a particular or indefinite amount of anything
construct 52 to build or form by putting together parts; frame; devise
determine 53 to settle or decide by an authoritative or conclusive decision
contrast 54 showing unlikeness or differences
assume 55 to take for granted or without proof
create 56 to cause to come into being
important 57 something of much or great significance or consequence
purchase 58 to acquire by the payment of money or its equivalent; buy
expand 59 to increase in extent, size, volume, scope
literature 60 the entire body of writings of a specific language, period, people
moral 61 the moral teaching or practical lesson contained in a fable, tale, experience, etc
respect 62 esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, quality, or ability
special 63 of a distinct or particular kind of character
understand 64 to perceive the meaning of, grasp the idea of
confident 65 having strong belief or full assurance
detect 66 to discover the existence of
provide 67 to supply or equip
support 68 to sustain or withstand without giving way; serve as a prop for
exert 69 to put oneself into strenuous, vigorous action or effort
approximate 70 near or approaching a certain state, condition, goal, or standard
courteous 71 having or showing good manners; polite
portable 72 easily carried or conveyed by hand
specific 73 having a special application, bearing, or reference
influence 74 the action of producing effects on the actions, behaviors, or opinions of others

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