Grades 3-5 (WVI 2)
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amaze to surprise greatly or fill with wonder; astonish.
christen to give a name to at baptism.
compose to be the parts of; make up.
earthquake a shaking or other movement of part of the earth's surface, caused by movement deep within the earth.
foreign in, from, or having to do with a country that is not one's own.
lair a wild animal's shelter; den.
organ a part of plants or animals that performs a particular task. The heart, the lungs, the skin, and the eyes are all organs of animals.
pollution poisons, wastes, or other materials that pollute.
stutter to repeat sounds when speaking, as if unable to complete or begin certain words.
unconscious not aware.
upstairs on or toward an upper floor; up the stairs.
utensil a device, instrument, or container used in a kitchen.
vain not leading to a desirable or lasting effect.
vicious wicked; evil.
wheeze to breathe with a hoarse or whistling sound.