4th Grade Word List - Language Arts

Words for students of 4th Grade, the page is for arts words (List 1), which are essential vocabulary for 4th Grade academic classes.
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 4th Grade: 4th Grade Word List - Language Arts (List 1)
analyze
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break down into components or essential features
antonym
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word of opposite meaning; counter term
autobiography
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biography or story written by yourself
brainstorm
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try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it; the clear understanding of a complex situation
compound sentence
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n. two coordinate independent clauses
conclude
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enclose; reach as an end of reasoning; make final determination ; judge or decide; bring to an end
concrete poem
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the typographical arrangement of words is as important in conveying the intended effect as the conventional elements of the poem, such as meaning of words, rhythm, rhyme and so on
conjunction
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state of being conjoined, united, or associated; union; association; league
craft
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something made by people; vessel
design
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act of working out the form of something; creation of something in the mind; formulate a plan for
diary
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a personal journal; a daily written record of experiences and observations
essay
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composition of any particular subject, usually shorter than formal paper
expression
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the style of expressing yourself; the communication, in speech or writing, of your beliefs or opinions
figurative language
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expressing ideas indirectly; language used in a special way to create a special effect made up of words
folklore
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traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people, transmitted orally
haiku
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an epigrammatic Japanese verse form of three short lines
homonym
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two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings
homophone
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two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both, e.g. bare and bear
imaginative
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marked by independence and creativity in thought or action
infer
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deduce; conclude from evidence or premises; lead to as a consequence or conclusion
interpret
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explain or tell the meaning of; translate orally; decipher
irregular verb
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a verb that does not follow the normal rules for its conjugation
key word
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a significant word used in indexing or cataloging; a word that is used as a pattern to decode an encrypted message
legend
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explanatory list of symbols on a map; unverified story handed down from earlier times
letter of complaint
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a letter written by a consumer to a manufacturer or retailer regarding a problem with a product or service
letter of request
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written request from one government or sovereign to another to aid an injured person in seeking redress, with a promise to reciprocate
mapping
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a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set is associated with an element of another set
mood
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verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
motive
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emotion, desire, physiological need; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior
preposition
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the placing of one linguistic element before another; a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun to form a prepositional phrase
pronoun
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a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase
reference
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act of referring or consulting; remark that calls attention to something or someone
regular verb
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a verb which conjugates regularly
relevant
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pertinent; having connection with matter at hand
report
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a short account of the news; an essay, especially one written as an assignment
science fiction
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literary fantasy involving the imagined impact of science on society
simple sentence
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a sentence having no coordinate clauses or subordinate clauses
theme
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subject of conversation or discussion; topic; essay
thesaurus
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book of synonyms, often including related and contrasting words and antonyms
transitional words
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words or phrases that show the relationship between paragraphs or sections of a text or speech
translate
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make sense of a language; change from one form or medium into ; restate (words) from one language into another language
verb tense
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category that locates a situation in time, to indicate when the situation takes place.
webbing
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strong, closely woven fabric used for straps, belts, etc., and for supporting the seats of upholstered chairs