6th Reading 1st Exam

N. a small, sheltered bay; inlet on the shore
cove
N. any terrible or very unpleasant event
disaster
N. a sudden jerk, shock, or jar
jolt
N. a piece of land almost completely surrounded by water, or extending far out into the water
peninsula
adj. underwater; covered by water
submerged
n. a rough or cruel treatment
abuse
n. devotion to a purpose
dedication
adj. showing strong dislike; not loving
hateful
n. extreme unfriendliness or dislike
hostility
n. an unreasonable dislike of an idea, group of people, and so
prejudice
adj. of or involving groups of people with similar ancestry
racial
adj. incredible; extraordinary
tremendous
n. a building material made of clay baked in the sun
abode
adj. genuine; real
authentic
n. mixture of crushed stone or gravel, sand, cement, and water that hardens as it dries.
concrete
adj. changed into a different form or used in a different way
converted
n. traditions, skills, and so on, handed down from one generation to the next
heritage
adj. usual; common; accepted
normal
n. very great pain, grief, or distress
anguish
adj. torn away or removed from your home, country, and so on; displaced
uprooted
adj. strange and unusual, often coming from a different country
exotic
n. person from another country
foreigner
n. feeling of being thankful because someone has done something for you; thankfulness
gratitude
n. your original or native land
homeland
adj. handed down from one generation to the next; made or done according to tradition
traditional
n. exchange of letters
correspondence
n. a completely puzzled or confused condition; great confussion
bewilderment
v. to struggle or deal with something successfully
cope
adj. not influenced by pesonal thoughts or feelings
objective
n. child whose parents are dead
orphan
adj. having or showing an ability to do and say the right things
tactful
adj. ready to attack others or to take something by force
aggressive
n. a quality thought to belong to a person or thing; charcteristic
attributes
v. to get the better of by being more intelligent; outsmart
outwit
v. to continue or carry on despite opposition or resistance
persisted
adj. known to keep things from the knowledge or sight of others; crafty; sneaky
secretive
v. to bear; endure; put up with
tolerated
n. punishment in return for a wrong; revenge
vengeance