Grades 3-5 (WVI 2)
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boost to raise to a higher position by pushing from below.
civic of or having to do with citizens or citizenship.
depend to trust or rely (usually followed by "on" or "upon").
eavesdrop to listen to other people talk without letting them know.
garbage food or other things that are thrown away; waste.
illegal against the law or rules; not lawful.
introduction a part at the beginning of something, such as a book, article, or speech, that explains what will follow.
nickname a name given to a person, place, or thing in place of the real name.
realistic tending to see things as they really are; practical.
sense to be or become aware of; perceive.
spur a metal piece with a spike that is attached to the heel of a rider's boot. Spurs are used to make a horse go forward.
swift moving or able to move very rapidly.
tingle to have a light stinging or prickly feeling.
vegetation plants or plant life in a particular place.
wise having understanding and good judgment about what is true or good.