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jousting


a sport in which two knights battle on horseback

Back in medieval times, jousting was a popular sport.

jousting

destiny


a person’s fate, or what will happen in the future

I believe that growing up and becoming a doctor like my father is my destiny.

destiny

roam


wander

My dog used to roam in the woods at night, but he always made it back home.

roam

humble


not proud; not thinking you are better than other people

Rashmi never talks about her achievements because she is very humble.

humble

heir


someone who will receive money or a title, such as king, when someone else dies

The young prince was the heir to his father’s throne.

heir

consequences


the end results of an action

I suffered the consequences of not studying all week, which included a bad grade on my exam.

consequences

mature


fully developed, fully grown

Casey’s dog was small at first, but now that he’s mature, he’s huge.

mature

radical


very different, unexpected

Tanner made a radical decision to cut off all of his long hair.

radical

cyberbullied


threatened or bullied through posts or messages sent online

My sister was cyberbullied, but the bullies stopped after they got in trouble.

cyberbullied

tragedy


a terrible, extremely sad event

It was such a tragedy that the man died in the car accident.

tragedy

triumph


a great victory

America’s triumph over England in the Revolutionary War is an important moment in history.

triumph

debris


pieces left after something is destroyed

There was so much debris after the house burned down.

debris

unconscious


not awake because of an injury

The football player was knocked unconscious for a moment after a brutal tackle.

unconscious

loomed


appeared in a large or strange form

The shadow on the wall loomed over the children.

loomed

rivets


metal bolts or pins used to hold pieces of metal together

The mechanic made sure the rivets were secured on the plane’s wing.

rivets
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