5th Grade Vocabulary Words - List 6

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Word Definition Practice Sentence Synonyms Antonyms Part of Speech Description
tackle Equipment required for a task. The fishing tackle was old and tangled. gear, line, implements Noun
inferior Less in rank, importance, or quality. Canned chicken noodle soup is inferior to my mom's homemade soup. lesser, minor, subordinate superior Adjective
upon At the time of something; on the occasion of something. Immediately upon receiving the phone call, they set off in the car. beginning with, simultaneous Preposition
continent A continuous land mass. The continent of North America includes twenty-three countries. Noun
adorable Inspiring affection; charming. That alpaca has the most adorable face! lovable, cute, delightful detestable Adjective
occur Take place; happen. The parade is scheduled to occur tomorrow at noon. develop, materialize, transpire Verb
span The full extent, stretch, or reach of something from end to end. In the span of a few hours, we all learned about the rainforest. distance, duration, length Noun
decrepit Deteriorated, especially as a result of age or neglect. The decrepit shack was leaning to one side. worn out, dilapidated, rickety hearty, solid Adjective
starve Suffer or die from hunger. If you don't feed the animals, they will starve. go hungry, not eat, fast eat, indulge, stuff Verb
sanctuary A place of safety. He sought sanctuary from the storm in a nearby cave. asylum, hideout, shelter Noun

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