English A 5 Grade Vocabulary List February 1 – 5, 2016 Name:

English A 5th Grade Vocabulary List
February 1 – 5, 2016
belie – v. To show to be false; contradict: His trembling hands belied his calm voice.
sternutation – n., The act of sneezing. It was a high-pitched sneeze, a most delicate sternutation.
belittle – v., Make someone or something seem unimportant.
mundane – adj., lacking interest or excitement; dull.
starchy – adj., of starch, which is a white, tasteless, solid carbohydrate, occurring in
plants, and forming an important constituent of rice, corn, wheat, beans, potatoes, and many
other vegetables.
formality – n. Condition or quality of being in accordance with usual requirements, customs
or conventions; marked by ceremony.
manipulating – v., to manage or influence skillfully.
broil – v., to cook by direct heat, as on a gridiron over the heat or in an oven under the heat;
Homework due Friday: Look up each word in the dictionary or etymonline.
Use root words!