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Sixth Grade Common Core Vocabulary

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)






2. Any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue






3. The character who works against the protagonist in the story






4. Someone who sees an event and reports what happened






5. An account of the author's personal experiences






6. Someone who sees an event and reports what happened






7. The thought processes involved in solving a problem






8. A history of a word






9. Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained






10. The reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation






11. The questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited)






12. A figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')






13. A figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity






14. The sequence of events in a literary work






15. Reasoning from detailed facts to general principles






16. The questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited)






17. Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained






18. What a person leaves behind when he or she dies






19. Knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote






20. Your basis for belief or disbelief






21. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse






22. An unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance






23. The attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth






24. (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question






25. Knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote






26. A series of words using the same beginning letters






27. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse






28. A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings - thoughts - or attitudes






29. The reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation






30. A short passage added at the end of a literary work






31. The ability to form mental images of things or events






32. Reasoning from detailed facts to general principles






33. Reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)






34. The character who works against the protagonist in the story






35. Regard as untrustworthy






36. An expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up






37. A series of words using the same beginning letters






38. The totality of surrounding conditions






39. An account of the author's personal experiences






40. A figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')






41. Someone who investigates






42. Any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue






43. An expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up






44. A history of a word






45. A detective who follows a trail






46. A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings - thoughts - or attitudes






47. A short passage added at the end of a literary work






48. The thought processes involved in solving a problem






49. An unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance






50. The continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past