Wordly Wise Lesson 3 Name: Word Definition ambition A strong wish to be good at something or have something. auction A public sale where items are sold to the person who offers the most money. coast The land beside the sea. To move without power or effort current A flow of air, water, or electricity. Events that are happening now frail Weak, not very strong intelligent Able to learn, think, and understand quickly and easily. novel A long story about people and events that is fiction. New and different resident A person who lives in a certain place. starve To be very hungry or to suffer from not having enough food. volunteer A person who offers to do a job without pay. To choose to do something or to give help.