Grades 3-5 (WVI 2)
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abandon to leave behind with no plan to return or take possession of again; desert.
acoustic having to do with sound or hearing.
activist a person who fights openly and vigorously for a cause.
decay to rot or become rotted.
development the act of starting something, working on it, and making it complete.
intelligence the ability to learn, reason, and understand.
jest a funny saying or action; joke.
marine having to do with the sea; living in or caused by the sea.
negotiation (often plural) discussions meant to help people agree on something.
possible capable of being, happening, being done, or being used.
rouse to waken from sleep or a state similar to sleep.
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.
stampede the sudden and hurried mass movement of a large group of frightened animals.
theatrical of or relating to dramatic performance or the theater.
university a large school, where people both learn and do research. A student must finish high school before attending a university. Universities offer several levels of degrees.