Tampa 15 Vocabulary 1. tax: money given to the government from people. 2. ranch: a place for raising livestock (cattle, horses, or sheep) on a range. 3. blast: a strong sound or gust of wind; to shatter with use of an explosive 4. tramp: to walk heavily, forcibly and repeatedly 5. hatch: to be born from an egg. 6. cabin: a small simple dwelling usually having only one story 7. attack: to act harmfully; to take strong action against 8. nest: a place or structure made by a bird for its eggs. 9. gem: a valuable stone cut and polished for ornament 10. crept: to have moved slowly, timidly, or quietly 11. stretch: to reach out; to extend in length 12. theft: an act of stealing. 13. segment: parts into which a thing is divided or separated. 14. metal: a hard and shiny substance. 15. sin: an action that breaks a law or is bad. 16. tin: the metal of a can 17. mist: light rain; water in the form of particles floating in the air 18. rich: having a lot of money or wealth. 19. snip: to cut a small piece of material; to clip suddenly or by bits 20. myth: a story based on an imaginary person or thing. 21. quilt: a bed cover sewn up in patterns. 22. picnic: an outing in which people bring food to eat outside. 23. whistle: to make a shrill sound from the mouth. 24. sincerely: to be true; trustworthy, genuine, real 25. gun: a weapon that shoots; a portable firearm 26. lump: to group together; a small uneven mass 27. congruent: having the same size and shape; exactly matching 28. bull: a male animal with horns.