5th Grade Vocabulary Words - List 8

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Word Definition Practice Sentence Synonyms Antonyms Part of Speech Description
shallow Having little depth. They dug a shallow hole to bury the geocache. deep, bottomless, cavernous Adjective
synonym A word that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word. Quick is a synonym for the word fast. antonym Noun
compound To combine so as to form a whole; mix The scientist made a compound by mixing the two liquids. mixture, blend, concoction mixture, blend, combination, mix, hybrid, amalgam, jumble, concoction, combo Noun
experience A direct observation of or participation in an event. The sign read, "This show will be an experience of a lifetime!" Noun
short Having little length or height. The Pomeranian is a short breed of dog. abbreviated, little tall, long, lengthy Adjective
hurt To damage or do harm. The fumble hurt their chances of winning the championship. injure, harm, damage heal, repair, mend Verb
opt To make a choice in favor of something. He decided to opt for a salad instead of French fries. decide, choose, prefer refuse, reject, decline Verb
horrific Extremely bad and disturbing. The horrific storm lasted for three days. awful, dreadful, ghastly delightful, good, peasant Adjective
sprawling Lying or lounging with limbs spread out. The dog was sprawling across the patio. lounge straighten, stand Verb
bias An inclination or partiality towards an event or situation. She tried not to let bias influence the way she voted. leaning, favoritism, inclination neutrality, fairness, objectivity Noun

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