4th Grade Vocabulary Words - List 21

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Word Definition Practice Sentence Synonyms Antonyms Part of Speech Description
larvae The immature form of an insect differs greatly from the adult form. We studied the larvae of flies in our biology class. pupae Noun
stylus A tool used for writing, marking, or shaping. A stylus came with my new phone. pen Noun
essentially Used to stress the basic or essential character of a person or thing or to say that a description is basically true or accurate. We have essentially planned the entire graduation ceremony. virtually, centrally superficially, doubtfully Adverb
previously Going before in time or order. I previously worked as a graphic artist. formerly, antecedently, preliminarily subsequently, presently Adverb
concluding To bring to an end; to close. The concluding sentence in the paragraph is the most meaningful. terminating, closing, wrapping up beginning, initiating, proceeding Verb
prevailing Having the most appeal or influence. Bravery was the prevailing feature of the hero's character. predominating, prevalent, persisting uncommon, unpopular Adjective
impulse An impelling force or strength, a strong sudden urge. The grocery store puts candy by the cash register to encourgage impulse purchases. inclination, desire, temptation aversion, distaste, disinclination Noun
appalling Inspiring horror, dismay, or disgust. The appalling behavior of the new employee got him to be fired. awful, dreadful, ghastly delightful, pleasing, good Adjective
resolution A decision made after consideration to do or not to do something. The two sides found a resolution to their conflict. verdict, decision, determination indecision, irresolution, idleness Noun
currents The continuous, predictable, directional movement of seawater. The currents carried the boat to shore. Noun

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