Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Vocabulary List Chapters 22-27

Fish in a Tree Vocabulary List

  1. annual | see definition»

    coming, happening, done, made, or given once a year

    "The first annual Fantastico Poetry Award."

  2. confess | see definition»

    to talk about or admit something that makes you embarrassed, ashamed, etc.

    I stop before I confess to feeling like a failure at everything else.

  3. eavesdrop | see definition»

    to listen secretly to private conversation

    "Eavesdrop much?"

  4. fictional | see definition»

    not real or true : MADE-UP

    Mr. Daniels asks us to write about our favorite fictional character.

  5. gallon | see definition»

    a unit of liquid capacity equal to four quarts (about 3.8 liters)

    She hands him the gallon.

  6. invent | see definition»

    to create or produce (something useful) for the first time

    "You're going to be a famous artist and Albert is going to cure cancer or invent talking fish or something."

  7. myth | see definition»

    a popular belief that is not true

    "No, it is a myth that you render a butterfly unable to fly by touching its wings."

  8. pity | see definition»

    a feeling of sadness or sympathy for the suffering or unhappiness of others

    This is a pity award.

  9. render | see definition»

    to cause to be or become

    "No, it is a myth that you render a butterfly unable to fly by touching its wings."

  10. residue | see definition»

    a usually small amount of something that remains after a process has been completed or a thing has been removed

    The powdery residue on their wings is actually scales.

  11. spectrum | see definition»

    the group of different colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet seen when light passes through a prism and falls on a surface or when sunlight is affected by drops of water (as in a rainbow)

    "Oh, wait," he says. "Like the colors of the color spectrum?"

  12. transform | see definition»

    to change completely

    Like getting this certificate is going to make me pat myself on the back and, somehow, transform into a different person.

  13. uncouth | see definition»

    impolite in conduct or speech : CRUDE

    "You two are just so uncouth."

  14. volunteer | see definition»

    a person who does something by free choice usually with no payment expected or given

    He asks for volunteers to explain the difference between the two.

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