Tampa Spelling Vocabulary 5 1. fact: something that actually exists; reality; truth. 2. branch: a division or subdivision of the stem or axis of a tree, shrub, or other plant. 3. passenger: a person who is traveling in an automobile, bus, train, airplane, or other conveyance, esp. one who is not the driver, pilot, or the like. 4. grass: any plant having jointed stems, sheathing leaves, and seedlike grains. 5. family: parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not. 6. capital: the city or town that is the official seat of government in a country, state. 7. sled: a small vehicle consisting of a platform mounted on runners for use in traveling over snow or ice. 8. sense: any of the faculties, as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch, by which humans and animals perceive stimuli originating from outside or inside the body. 9. enemy: a person who feels hatred for, or engages in activities against another; an adversary or opponent. 10. empty: containing nothing; having none of the usual or appropriate contents. 11. several: being more than two but fewer than many in number or kind. 12. measure: an instrument, as a graduated rod or a container of standard capacity 13. dim: not brilliant; dull in luster. 14. twist: to combine, as two or more strands or threads, by winding together; intertwine. 15. witch: an ugly or mean old woman; hag. 16. visitor: a person who goes to see someone, as for reasons of friendship, business, duty, travel, or the like. 17. million: a cardinal number, a thousand times one thousand. 18. interesting: a state of curiosity or concern about or attention to something. 19. rob: to take something from (someone) by unlawful force or threat of violence; steal from. 20. pond: a body of water smaller than a lake, sometimes artificially formed. 21. chop: to cut in pieces; mince. 22. lock: a device for securing a door, gate, lid, drawer, or the like in position when closed. 23. knock: to strike a sounding blow with the fist, knuckles, or anything hard. 24. across: from one side to the other of.