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Sixth Grade Common Core Vocabulary

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. The attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth






2. Your basis for belief or disbelief






3. Someone who investigates






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






5. 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






6. Someone who sees an event and reports what happened






7. Words that imitate sounds






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






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






10. An account of the author's personal experiences






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






12. Words that imitate sounds






13. An unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance






14. An unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance






15. Reasoning from detailed facts to general principles






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






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






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






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






20. Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained






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






22. Knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote






23. Someone who investigates






24. A history of a word






25. Regard as untrustworthy






26. 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






27. The totality of surrounding conditions






28. The totality of surrounding conditions






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






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






31. The thought processes involved in solving a problem






32. Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained






33. A series of words using the same beginning letters






34. Your basis for belief or disbelief






35. 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






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






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






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






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






40. The thought processes involved in solving a problem






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






42. Regard as untrustworthy






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






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






45. Reasoning from detailed facts to general principles






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






47. The main character - who must overcome obstacles and resolve the conflict






48. An account of the author's personal experiences






49. A detective who follows a trail






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