VOCABULARY WORDSNIGHT OF THE PUFFLINGS
Please go over the definitions for these vocabulary words with your
student. There will be a test on them on Friday.
ashore- on or to the shore (from the water)
burrows- holes or tunnels small animals use as underground nests
instinctively- acting on an inner feeling;
done without thinking
launching- sending up in the air
stranded- in a helpless or difficult position
uninhabited- having no people living there
venture- to set out to do something even though it might be
dangerous
ashore- on or to the shore (from
the water)
It has been uncommon to
see icebergs wash ashore.
A starfish is washed ashore.
burrows- holes or tunnels small
animals use as underground nests
Beetles,
scorpions,
rabbits, newts
and other
animals live
in burrows.
instinctively- acting on an inner feeling;
done without thinking
Mother’s instinctively take great care of their babies.
launching- sending up in the air
The launching of the Columbia space shuttle at the Kennedy
Space Center in Florida.
stranded- in a helpless or difficult
position
After a flood, the horses were stranded on an island.
uninhabited- having no people
living there
You will find
uninhabited places
on an erupting
island or a calm,
mountainous island.
venture- to set out to do something
even though it might be dangerous
A beautiful scene is often found during a
traveling venture.
People venture into the
wilderness on this hike.
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VOCABULARY WORDS-NIGHT OF THE PUFFLINGS