Grades 3-5 (WVI 2)
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comment a written or spoken statement of opinion.
concrete a hard, strong building material made by mixing sand, gravel, cement, and water.
cosmetic a preparation used on the face or body to make the person wearing it look more attractive. Lipstick, nail polish, and powder are cosmetics.
decoration something used to decorate or to make something else more beautiful.
dissatisfaction the state or condition of not being content or happy with something, or the cause of this condition.
effect something produced by a cause.
fountain a spray of water created by a machine, or the structure from which the water flows.
mattress a large pad that supports the body while sleeping, made of a strong fabric filled with soft material such as cotton, hair, straw, or foam rubber.
quaint pleasant in an old-fashioned way.
republic a nation in which those who make the laws and run the government are elected by the people.
stale having lost its taste or moisture; not fresh.
strangle to kill by stopping the breathing of, usually by surrounding the neck with something; choke.
tense1 pulled or stretched tightly.
wallow to roll the body in mud, sand, dirt, or water.
wise having understanding and good judgment about what is true or good.