Words for the Wise


A vocabulary wordbook for 2nd graders.


  • Young / Nov 01 - 05

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  • Examines / Nov 01 - 05

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  • Mammal / Nov 01 - 05

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  • Normal / Nov 01 - 05

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  • Hunger / Nov 01 - 05

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  • Rescued / Nov 01 - 05

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  • Broken / Nov 08 - 12

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  • Heal / Nov 08 - 12

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  • Informs / Nov 08 - 12

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  • Personal / Nov 08 - 12

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  • Serious / Nov 08 - 12

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  • emergency / Nov 8 - 12

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  • Fluttered - Nov. 15 - 19

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  • Giggled - Nov. 15 - 19

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  • Peered - Nov. 15 - 19

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  • Recognized / Nov. 15 - 19

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  • Snuggled / Nov. 15 - 19

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  • Vanished / Nov. 15 - 19

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  • Coach / Nov. 22 - 26

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  • Imaginary / Nov. 22 - 26

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  • Practices / Nov. 22 - 26

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  • Starting / Nov. 22 - 26

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  • Tryouts / Nov. 22 - 26

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  • Uniform / Nov. 22 - 26

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  • Attached Unit 3 - week 1

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  • breathe / Unit 3 week 1

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  • Delicious Unit 3 week 1

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  • Frantically Unit 3 week 1

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  • Gasped Unit 3 week 1

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  • Swung Unit 3 week 1

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  • Accident Unit 3 Week 2

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  • Attention Unit 3 Week 2

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  • Buddy Unit 3 Week 2

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  • Enormous Unit 3 Week 2

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  • Obeys Unit 3 Week 2

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  • Tips Unit 3 Week 2

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  • Ancient Unit 3 Week 3

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  • Confirm Unit 3 Week 3

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  • Hopeful Unit 3 Week 3

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  • Unable Unit 3 Week 3

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  • Valid Unit 3 Week 3

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  • Dinosaur Unit 3 Week 3

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  • Effort Unit 3 Week 4

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  • Mood  Unit 3 Week 4

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  • Perform  Unit 3 Week 4

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  • Proud  Unit 3 Week 4

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  • Remember  Unit 3 Week 4

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  • Students  Unit 3 Week 4

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  • Demand  Unit 3 Week 4

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  • Emergency  Unit 3 Week 4

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  • Furious  Unit 3 Week 4

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  • Impatient  Unit 3 Week 4

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  • Sincerely  Unit 3 Week 4

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  • Snoop  Unit 3 Week 4

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Young

 

Syllable Breaks: ________

 

Synonym: youthful

Antonym: old

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:

It's when something or someone is not old.

 

Part of Speech:

 Adjective



Examines

 

Syllable Breaks: E - xa - mines

 

Synonym: check, explore, revise, investigate

Antonym: overlook, ignore

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:

It's when someone checks something out really well, to see the details about it.

 

Part of Speech:

Verb



Mammal

 

Syllable break: Mam - mal

 

Synonym: there is no real synonym for mammal.  Some examples of mammals are seals, people, cats and giraffes.

Antonym: there is no real opposite of mammal.  Fish, Birds, Insects, reptiles and amphibians are other animal groups.

 

 

 

Glossary Definiton:

A mammal is an animal that is born directly from its mother. It has hair and drinks milk.

 

Part of Speech:

Noun



Normal

 

Syllable break: nor - mal

 

Synonym: regular, average

Antonym: irregular, abnormal

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:

Having or showing average health or growth.

 

Part of Speech:

Adjective



Hunger

 

Syllable Break: hun - ger

 

Synonym: starvation

Antonym: over-fed

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:

 Pain or weakness caused by not eating enough food

 

Part of Speech:

Noun



Rescued

 

Syllable breaks: res - cued

 

Synonym: saved

Antonym: harmed, hurt

 

 

 

Glossary Definition: 

Saved or freed.

 

Part of Speech:

Verb



Broken

 

Syllable Breaks: bro - ken

 

Synonyms: crushed, damaged

Antonym: whole, fixed

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:

Damaged or in pieces.

 

Part of Speech:

Adjective



Heal

 

Syllable Breaks: heal

 

Synonyms: cure, recover

Antonyms: hurt, injure

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:

To become well or healthy again.

 

Part of Speech:

Verb



Informs

 

Syllable Breaks: in - forms

 

Synonyms: tell, communicate

Antonyms: conceal, hide

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:

Gives information to.

 

Part of Speech:

Verb



Personal

 

Syllable breaks: per - son - al

 

Synonym: private, individual

Antonym: public

 

 

 

Glossary Definition

Having to do with a person, private information.

 

Part of Speech:

Adjective



Serious

 

Syllable Break: se - ri - ous

 

Synonym: reflective, solemn

Antonym: foolish

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:

When you are not laughing, smiling or making jokes. 

 

Part of Speech:

Adjective



emergency

 

Syllable Breaks: e - mer - gen - cy

 

Synonym: urgency

Antonym: a regular happening

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:  

Having to do with something important or serious.

 

Part of Speech:  noun

 

 



fluttered

 

Syllable Breaks: flut - tered 


 

Synonym: flapped

Antonym: still

 

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:  

Moved or flew with quick, light flapping movements.

 

Part of Speech:  verb

 



Giggled

 

Syllable Break: gi - ggled

 

Synonym: laugh

Antonym: cry

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:  

A small laugh, usually a short nervous laugh.

 

Part of Speech:  verb



 

Peered

 

Syllable Break: peered

 

Synonym: emerge, peep out

Antonym: hide

 

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:  

When something or someone peeks out from a hidden place for a little while.

 

Part of Speech:  verb



 

Recognized

 

Syllable Break: re - cog - nized

 

Synonym: identify, be familiar with

Antonym: miss, confuse

 

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:  

To realize you know something or someone or that you are familiar with them.

 

Part of Speech:  verb



 

Snuggled

 

Syllable Break: snu - ggled

 

Synonym: hug, cuddle

Antonym: separate, stay away

 

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:  

When someone hugs or cuddle with something or someone else in a loving way.

 

Part of Speech:  verb



Vanished

 

Syllable Break: va - nished

 

Synonym: disappear, become invisible

Antonym: arrive, appear

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:  

When something or someone disappears from sight or becomes invisible.

 

Part of Speech:  verb



Coach

 

Syllable Break: coach

 

Synonym: educator, mentor

Antonym: student, pupil

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:  

Someone who is the trainer of a person or team; this person usually teaches you how to do something new.

 

Part of Speech:  noun



Imaginary

 

Syllable Break: i - ma - gi - na - ry

 

Synonym: fictional

Antonym: real

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:  

When something or someone is not real; it lives in our imagination.

 

Part of Speech:  adjective



Practices

 

Syllable Break: prac - ti - ces

 

Synonym: exercise

Antonym: neglect

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:  

When someone does something a lot of times, to get it right.

 

Part of Speech:  verb



 

Starting

 

Syllable Break: star - ting

 

Synonym: beginning

Antonym: ending

 

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:  

When someone is at the beginning of something.


Part of Speech:  verb



 

Tryouts

 

Syllable Break: try - outs

 

Synonym: test, auditions

Antonym: pass

 

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:  

It is when people rehearse and try out a new sport or activity, to see if they can become part of the team.

 

Part of Speech:  noun



Uniform

 

Syllable Break: u - ni - form

 

Synonym: attire, costume, dress

Antonym

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:  

A special kind of clothes you wear to go to school, to work or to do sports.

 

Part of Speech: noun



 

attached

 

Syllable Break: a - ttached

 

Synonym: stuck, connected

Antonym: disconnected, separated

 

 

 

 

Glossary Definition:  

When something is stuck, connected or securely fastened together.

 

Part of Speech: adjective



Breathe

 

Syllable Breaks: breathe

 

Synonym: respire, inhale

Antonym: hold your breath

 

 Glossary Definition:

It's when someone takes in air through their mouth or nose, and then lets it out.

 

Part of Speech: verb

 



Delicious

 

Syllable Breaks: de – li - cious

 

Synonym: savory, enjoyable

Antonym: foul, distasteful

 

 Glossary Definition:

Some food that is very good to eat because the flavor is great.

 

 Part of Speech: Adjective



Frantically

 

Syllable Breaks: fran – ti – ca - lly  

 

Synonym: crazily, desperately, excitedly

Antonym: carefully

 

 Glossary Definition:

Something that is being done desperately, many times or in a hurry.

 Part of Speech: Adverb



Gasped

 

Syllable Breaks: gasped

 

Synonym: blow, choke, gulp, puff

Antonym:

 

 Glossary Definition:

Breathing sharply or very quickly

 

 Part of Speech: verb



Swung

 

Syllable Breaks: swung

 

Synonym: dangle, hang

Antonym:

 

 Glossary Definition:

Hang back and forth from something

 

 Part of Speech: verb



Accident

 

Syllable Breaks: ac – ci - dent

 

Synonym: unexpected, injury

Antonym: on purpose

 

 Glossary Definition:

It's when something doesn’t happen on purpose. It’s also used to talk about when people get hurt.

 

Part of Speech: noun



Attention

 

Syllable Breaks: a – tten - tion

 

Synonym: listen to, concentration, thoughtfulness

Antonym: ignorance, neglect

 

 Glossary Definition:

It's when someone is listening very carefully to someone else or doing something with a lot of care.

 

Part of Speech: noun



Buddy

 

Syllable Breaks: bu - ddy

 

Synonym: good friend

Antonym:

 

 Glossary Definition:

Someone who is very good friends with you.

 

Part of Speech: noun



Enormous

 

Syllable Breaks: e – nor - mous

 

Synonym: big, gigantic, huge

Antonym: little, small, tiny

 

 Glossary Definition:

Something that is really really big, more than normal.

 

Part of Speech: Adjective



Obeys

 

Syllable Breaks: o - beys

 

Synonym: abide by, accept

Antonym: disobey

 

 Glossary Definition:

To do what someone else tells you to do.

 

Part of Speech: verb



Tips

 

Syllable Breaks: tips

 

Synonym: advice, information

Antonym:

 

 Glossary Definition:

It's advice and information someone gives or tells you.

 

Part of Speech: noun



Ancient

 

Syllable Breaks: an - cient

 

Synonym: old (very old), old-fashioned

Antonym: modern, new, young

 

 Glossary Definition:

It's when something is very very old.

 

Part of Speech: Adjective



Confirm

 

Syllable Breaks: con - firm

 

Synonym: validate, prove

Antonym: deny

 

 Glossary Definition:

To prove or make sure that something is real or true.

 

Part of Speech: verb



Hopeful

 

Syllable Breaks: hope - ful

 

Synonym: optimistic, eager, expecting

Antonym: hopeless, pessimistic

 

 Glossary Definition:

It’s when someone feels that there are good chances of something happening.

 

Part of Speech: Adjective



Unable

 

Syllable Breaks: un – a – ble

 

Synonym: clumsy, not able

Antonym: skilled, able

 

 Glossary Definition:

It’s when you don’t have to skills or are in the situation to be able to do something

 

Part of Speech: Adjective



Valid

 

Syllable Breaks: va - lid

 

Synonym: genuine, original

Antonym: invalid

 

 Glossary Definition:

Something that is true and there is proof of it.

 

Part of Speech: Adjective



Dinosaur

 

Syllable Breaks: di – no – saur

 

Synonym:

Antonym:

 

 Glossary Definition:

It's an ancient animal who lived millions of years ago.

 

Part of Speech: noun



Effort

 

Syllable Breaks: e - ffort

 

Synonym: work, accomplishment, trying hard

Antonym: laziness

 

 Glossary Definition:

It's when you try really hard to do something and give it your best.

 

Part of Speech: noun



Mood

 

Syllable Breaks: mood

 

Synonym: feeling

Antonym:

 

 Glossary Definition:

It's your state of mind, the way you are feeling, and it can change all the time depending on what has happened.

 

Part of Speech: noun



Perform

 

Syllable Breaks: per – form

 

Synonym: do, accomplish, achieve

Antonym: fail, prevent

 

Glossary Definition:

It when you’re doing something specific in front of an audience or a public.

 

Part of Speech: verb



Proud

 

Syllable Breaks: proud

 

Synonym: pleased, appreciative

Antonym: ashamed

 

 Glossary Definition:

It’s when you are very happy about something you did or that someone else did.



Remember

 

Syllable Breaks: re – mem – ber

 

Synonym: recall, keep in mind

Antonym: forget

 

 Glossary Definition:

It's to keep an idea in mind and nor forget it.

 

Part of Speech: verb



Students

 

Syllable Breaks: stu - dents

 

Synonym: learners

Antonym: teachers

 

 Glossary Definition:

It's a group of people that are learning something.

 

Part of Speech: noun



Demand

 

Syllable Breaks: de – mand

 

Synonym: ask for, request, appeal

Antonym: give, offer, reply

 

 Glossary Definition:

It's when you ask for something you want or need.

 

Part of Speech: verb



Emergency

 

Syllable Breaks: e – mer – gen - cy

 

Synonym: urgency, crisis

Antonym: a regular happening

 

 Glossary Definition:

Having to do with something important or serious.

 

Part of Speech: noun



Furious

 

Syllable Breaks: fu – ri - ous

 

Synonym: mad, upset

Antonym: happy, content

 

 Glossary Definition:

It’s when someone is really really mad.

 

Part of Speech: Adjective



Impatient

 

Syllable Breaks: im – pa - tient

 

Synonym: cannot wait, anxious

Antonym: patient, controlled

 

 Glossary Definition:

It’s when someone can’t control themselves and can’t wait for something.

 

Part of Speech: Adjective



Sincerely

 

Syllable Breaks: sincerely

 

Synonym: seriously, honestly, truthfully

Antonym: dishonest, untruthful, insincere

 

 Glossary Definition:

It's when someone says something telling only the truth.

 

Part of Speech: Adverb



Snoop

 

Syllable Breaks: snoop

 

Synonym: spy, eaves drop, peep

Antonym: ignore

 

 Glossary Definition:

It's when someone spies around.

 

Part of Speech: verb