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hurls


throws something with great effort

My little brother often hurls big rocks into the stream by our house.

hurls

inherit


receive money and/or belongings from someone who has died

My grandma said that when she dies, I will inherit all of her jewelry.

inherit

mansion


a large and expensive house

After I win the lottery, I’m going to buy the biggest mansion I can find!

mansion

widow


a woman whose husband has died

Mr. Green’s widow gave a lovely speech at his funeral.

widow

superstitions


beliefs based on magic, not facts

Bart believes in many superstitions, such as a black cat bringing bad luck.

superstitions

inspection


the act of looking at something very closely in an official way

I took my car for an inspection to make sure that there were no problems with the engine.

inspection

studio


a room in which dancers practice

Amanda spends a lot of time practicing ballet in the school’s studio.

studio

auditioned


tried out for a position by giving a short performance

Sean auditioned to play Snoopy in the school musical.

auditioned

stress


a feeling of worry or pressure

Anna often feels stress when she studies for a test.

stress

shelters


places where homeless people
can stay

Our city’s mayor set aside money to buy new furniture for our local homeless shelters.

shelters

exotic


unusual and interesting, or from a faraway country

I love the dress my uncle bought me in India–it’s so exotic!

exotic

devour


eat something quickly and hungrily

I plan to skip dinner and devour the banana cream pie.

devour

quantities


amounts

Each summer, Grant collects large quantities of seashells when he goes to the beach.

quantities

craved


wanted very much

Carson craved steak all day because he knew his dad was planning to make it for dinner.

craved

pharmacist


a trained person who prepares and sells medicines

When I get sick, my parents get medicine from a pharmacist.

pharmacist
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