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forbidden


not allowed; against the rules

In my house, it is forbidden to use your cell phone at the dinner table.

forbidden

military


having to do with soldiers or the army

Camouflage is a common pattern for military uniforms.

military

treaties


agreements between Native American tribes and the U.S. government, often about land

The U.S. has broken many treaties with
Native Americans.

treaties

idol


someone who is looked up to and admired; a hero

LeBron James is my idol; I want to be just like him!

idol

procedure


a step-by-step way of doing something

Our teacher explained the procedure before we started the science experiment.

procedure

competitor


someone who takes part in a contest or game and tries to win

Sasha showed she was a tough competitor by scoring the game-winning goal.

competitor

accomplished


good at something, skilled

Xavier is an accomplished writer—he’s already published a book of short stories.

accomplished

hardships


things that cause difficulty or suffering

When Horace’s dad lost his job, his family had to endure many hardships.

hardships

atmosphere


the layer of gases that surrounds the Earth

We need to stop releasing toxic gases into our atmosphere.

atmosphere

spewing


pouring out, gushing

When the pipe broke, water began spewing everywhere.

spewing

eruption


the release of lava, ashes, and gas by a volcano

The eruption of the volcano caused lava to shoot into the sky.

eruption

dormant


not active for a period of time

Some diseases can be dormant in your body before they make you sick.

dormant

intensity


power

The intensity of the tackle caused the football player to injure his shoulder.

intensity
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