"Eye of the Storm" Vocabulary Flash Cards

Social Studies Vocabulary

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Vocabulary Words - "Tall Tales"


Vocabulary Words - Tall Tales

Spelling - Week 4


  1. deeds - acts or actions
  2. exaggerate - to describe something as being greater or larger than it really is
  3. frontier - a remote area beyond which few people live
  4. hero - the main male character in a story, poem or play
  5. heroine - the main female character in a story, poem or play
  6. settler - a person who settles in a new region
  7. tale - a story, usually an imaginary or made-up one
  8. tradition - an idea, a custom or belief that is passed down from one generation to the next
  9. pioneers - people who are the first to settle in a region
  10. maul - a heavy, long-handled hammer
  11. varmint - wild creature
  12. forage - search
  13. dismal - gloomy
  14. skinflint - someone who is very reluctant to spend money
  15. rustle - to steal, especially livestock
  16. instinct - knowledge one is born with

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