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  • 1. Sight Words 18 by Hatice Oncel
  • 2. slither
    • to move easily and quickly across a surface while twisting or curving She watched the snake slither away.
  • 3. flit
    • to fly or move quickly and lightly In the fading light we saw bats flitting around/about in the garden.
  • 4. tyrant
    • ruler who has unlimited power over other people, and uses it unfairly and cruelly Tamir, one of several sons of the exiled ruler, vowed he would liberate his country from the tyrant.
  • 5. benevolent
    • kind and helpful He was a benevolent old man, he wouldn't hurt a fly.
  • 6. toll
    • to (cause a large bell to) ring slowly and repeatedly In the distance, a church bell tolled the hour (= showed the time by ringing).
  • 7. impudence
    • rude and not respectful, especially towards someone who is older or in a more important position an impudent remark/child
    • impudence
  • 8. vim
    • energy and enthusiasm At 87, Minna's still full of vim and vigour .
  • 9. whimsy
    • something that is intended to be strange and humorous but in fact has little real meaning or value
    • Personally I've always considered mime to be a lot of whimsy
  • 10. daffodil
    • a yellow bell-shaped flower with a long stem which is commonly seen in the spring
  • 11. allegiance
    • loyalty and support for a ruler, country, group or belief Soldiers must swear allegiance to the Crown/the King.
    • In many American schools, the students pledge allegiance (to the flag) at the beginning of the school day.
  • 12. resemble
    • to look like or be like someone or something You resemble your mother very closely.

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