Vocabulary Set 10
- quadrilateral ~ a polygon with four sides and four angles
- polygon ~ a closed figure with three or more straight lines
- equivalent ~ the same or equal
- verify – to prove something or to make sure something is true
Example: Mom decided to call the school to verify that we were getting out early the next day.
- predict– to guess what will happen in the future
Example: Because Anna seems sorry for hurting my feelings, I predictthat she would soon apologize.
- characteristic – a feature or quality of someone or something
Example: Her kind, caring, and giving characteristics cause her to have many friends.
- prefix– a group of letters added before a word or base to change its meaning and form a new word.
- root word– the part of a word that carries the meaning and has no added parts.
- suffix– a group of letters added to the end of a word or base to change its meaning and form a new word.
- first person point of view– the point of view in which the narrator tells the story based on his/her specific knowledge or views
Words like: I, me, we, us
- third person point of view– the point of view written as if the author is observing the events of the story.
Words like: he, she, they, them
- genre- a category of writing based on form, technique, or content.
- biography – an account of a person’s life, written by someone else
Example: Martin’s Big Words (The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) by Doreen Rappaport
- autobiography – an account of someone’s life, written by THAT person
Example: The Diary of a Young Girl (a book about Anne Frank) written by Anne Frank
- unfamiliar– not familiar; unknown
Example: The pair of socks looked very unfamiliar to her; she had no clue who they belonged to.