5th Grade Word List - Literature

Words for students of 5th Grade, the page is for literature words:THE HAPPY FAMILY by Hans Christian Andersen.
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 THE HAPPY FAMILY by Hans Christian Andersen   
burdock
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n. large herbaceous plant of daisy family
fricassee
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n. a dish of stewed or fried pieces of meat served in a thick white sauce
manor
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n. the landed estate of a lord, including the house on it
venerable
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a. profoundly honored
a. impressive by reason of age
genteel
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a. marked by refinement in taste and manners
chafer
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n. large flying beetle
conceited
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a. characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
gnat
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n. mosquito
merriment
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n. activities that are enjoyable or amusing
dowry
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n. money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
progeny
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n. the immediate descendants of a person
contradict
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v. deny the truth of (a statement) by asserting the opposite