Grade 5 Spelling Series #1


a word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward

A palindrome can be read in either direction like the word mom.



An inhalation or exhalation of air from the lungs.

She was nearly out of breath.



A narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land.

An isthmus is a narrow bridge of land connecting two larger lands.



The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates.

We need to do our share to clean the environment.



As much or as many as required.

I had enough of it.



The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.

He was guilty of plagiarism.



Unreasonably or obsessively anxious, suspicious, or mistrustful.

I think you are just being paranoid.



A reindeer is a deer with large horns called antlers that lives in northern areas of Europe, Asia, and America.

Do you really think a reindeer can fly?



properly positioned so as to be level, upright, or symmetrical.

We draw a straight line.



A tall wading bird with mainly pink or scarlet plumage and long legs and neck. It has a heavy bent bill that is held upside down in the water in order to filter-feed on small organisms.

Flamingos are beautiful.


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