gathering    • Definition: a coming      together of people.    • There was a      gathering at the      airport.
great-uncle     • Definition: A       grandparent’s brother.     • My great-uncle       visited yesterday.
homestead     • Definition: a house       with land and       buildings belonging to       it.     • “Most of us will stay...
persisted     • Definition: continued       repeatedly.     • The little girl       persisted in her       crying until sh...
pitches in     • Definition: helps       others get a job done     • If everyone pitches       in we can have this       r...
reunion    • Definition: a meeting      of group members      who have been apart.    • I hope we can have a      family r...
satisfaction       •   Definition:           contentment,           happiness       •   She was received           great s...
arrangements      • Definition:        preparations      • Before we go on        vacation, we need to        make arrange...
reassured    • Definition: made less      fearful or worried.    • Papa reassured her.
limbs  • Definition: arms or    legs  • I’ll let these old limbs    take me the rest of    the way.
faded  • Definition: worn, pale  • The farmhouse was    just a faded memory.
aromas   • Definition: pleasant     smells   • The room was filled     with wonderful     aromas.
drumroll    • Definition: continual      beating on a drum    • The rain sounded like      a thunderous      drumroll.
baptismal    • Definition: having to      do with a Catholic      ceremony at which a      baby is sprinkled with      wat...
blacksmithing      • Definition: the art of        heating iron and        hammering it into        objects such as       ...
tilled   • Definition: prepared     the land for growing     crops   • We tilled the land     and planted crops.
taper  • Definition: to become    slowly smaller or less  • The pants tapered at    the bottom.
uproar    • Definition: a noisy      excitement and      confusion    • The crowd was in an      uproar.
consent    • Definition: permission    • With his consent,      she went on the field      trip.
squealed    • Definition: made a      high, thin cry or sound    • The boy squealed      like a pig and ran      away from...
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Tanya's Reunion Vocabulary

  1. 1. gathering • Definition: a coming together of people. • There was a gathering at the airport.
  2. 2. great-uncle • Definition: A grandparent’s brother. • My great-uncle visited yesterday.
  3. 3. homestead • Definition: a house with land and buildings belonging to it. • “Most of us will stay at the homestead, which has been in our family for 100 years.”
  4. 4. persisted • Definition: continued repeatedly. • The little girl persisted in her crying until she got her way.
  5. 5. pitches in • Definition: helps others get a job done • If everyone pitches in we can have this room painted very soon.
  6. 6. reunion • Definition: a meeting of group members who have been apart. • I hope we can have a family reunion every year.
  7. 7. satisfaction • Definition: contentment, happiness • She was received great satisfaction knowing that her children were safe.
  8. 8. arrangements • Definition: preparations • Before we go on vacation, we need to make arrangements for a dog sitter.
  9. 9. reassured • Definition: made less fearful or worried. • Papa reassured her.
  10. 10. limbs • Definition: arms or legs • I’ll let these old limbs take me the rest of the way.
  11. 11. faded • Definition: worn, pale • The farmhouse was just a faded memory.
  12. 12. aromas • Definition: pleasant smells • The room was filled with wonderful aromas.
  13. 13. drumroll • Definition: continual beating on a drum • The rain sounded like a thunderous drumroll.
  14. 14. baptismal • Definition: having to do with a Catholic ceremony at which a baby is sprinkled with water • The priest held the baby at the baptismal font.
  15. 15. blacksmithing • Definition: the art of heating iron and hammering it into objects such as horseshoes and tools. • There were various blacksmithing tools in his workshop.
  16. 16. tilled • Definition: prepared the land for growing crops • We tilled the land and planted crops.
  17. 17. taper • Definition: to become slowly smaller or less • The pants tapered at the bottom.
  18. 18. uproar • Definition: a noisy excitement and confusion • The crowd was in an uproar.
  19. 19. consent • Definition: permission • With his consent, she went on the field trip.
  20. 20. squealed • Definition: made a high, thin cry or sound • The boy squealed like a pig and ran away from the clown.

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