English A 6 Grade Vocabulary List

English A 6th Grade Vocabulary List
November 16 - 20 (“Snow Falling in Spring”)
1. arable – adj., suitable for growing crops
2. indulgent – adj., having or indicating a tendency to be overly generous
or lenient on another
3. dialect – n., a particular form of a language that is peculiar to a specific
region or social group
4. barley – n., a member of the grass family, a major cereal grain.
5. terrace – n. a raised level with a vertical sloping front or sides faced
with masonry, turf or the like.
6. torrential – adj., (of rain) falling rapidly and in large amounts
7. affinity – n., a spontaneous or natural liking for someone or something
8. frayed – adj., of a fabric, rope or cord, unraveled or worn at the edge
9. tongue-in-cheek – adv., without really meaning what one is saying or
Homework due Friday: Look up each word in the dictionary. Omitting
the origin and the original meaning will be counted as incorrect. Use root
words if, upon looking the word up, you do not find an origin!