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100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know
adversary, aplomb, apprehensive, aptitude, attentive, banish, barricade, bluff, brackish, brandish, circumference, commotion, concoction, conspicuous, contortion, counter, cunning, debris, defiance, deft, destination, diminish, disdain, dismal, dispel, eavesdrop, egregious, ember, emerge, engross, exasperation, exhilarate, falter, foresight, fragrance, furtive, grueling, gusto, habitation, hasten, headway, ignite, illuminate, impending, imperious, jabber, jargon, jostle, jut, kindle, knoll, luminous, malleable, materialize, meander, meticulous, misgiving, momentum, monotonous, multitude, muster, narrate, obscure, ominous, outlandish, persistent, pertinent, plenteous, potential, precipice, pristine, quell, recluse, recuperate, replenish, repugnant, restitution, sabotage, scarcity, scurry, serenity, sociable, somber, specimen, stamina, subside, swagger, swarm, tactic, terse, translucent, uncanny, unsightly, versatile, vigilant, vulnerable, waft, waver, weather, zeal
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A skilled reader will read many words in each block. He or she will only dwell on each block for an instant, and will then move on. Only rarely will the reader's eyes skip back to a previous block of words. This reduces the amount of work that the reader's eyes have to do. It also increases the volume of information that can be assimilated in a given period of time.
A poor reader will become bogged down, spending a lot of time reading small blocks of words. He or she will skip back often, losing the flow and structure of the text, and confusing his or her overall understanding of the subject. This irregular eye movement makes reading tiring. Poor readers tend to dislike reading, and they may find it harder to concentrate, and understand written information.
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When you think of a mummy what comes to mind? Most of us usually picture an Egyptian mummy wrapped in bandages and buried deep inside a pyramid. While the Egyptian ones are the most famous, mummies have been found in many places throughout the world, from Greenland to China to the Andes Mountains of South America.
A mummy is the body of a person (or an animal) that has been preserved after death. Normally when we die, bacteria and other germs eat away at the soft tissues (such as skin and muscles) leaving only the bones behind. Since bacteria need water in order to grow, mummification usually happens if the body dries out quickly after death. The body may then be so well preserved that we can even tell how the dead person may have looked in life.
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