Grades 3-5 (WVI 2)
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alcohol a clear liquid that burns easily and can be made from certain grains and fruits. Alcohol is present in such drinks as beer, wine, and whiskey. It is also used in making medicines and chemicals.
collector a person who acquires a set of objects over time, such as stamps, baseball cards, or art works.
contagious able to be spread from person to person.
curiosity the desire to learn or know.
flirt to play at love; act in a romantic way that is not serious.
grim stern or harsh.
lawsuit a legal case brought before a court, especially when a person or group has a strong complaint against another.
preserve to protect from being hurt or harmed.
republic a nation in which those who make the laws and run the government are elected by the people.
rumor a piece of information or a story passed from one person to another without any proof that it is true.
scholar a person who has much knowledge, usually acquired from research and study.
souvenir something kept as a reminder of a place, event, or friendship; memento.
strongly with great certainty or passion.
structure a thing made up of a number of parts joined together in a certain way.
tumble to roll end over end while falling or while in flight.