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Sixth Grade Common Core Vocabulary

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A detective who follows a trail






2. Someone who sees an event and reports what happened






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






4. An unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance






5. Regard as untrustworthy






6. Regard as untrustworthy






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






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






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






10. 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






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






12. The thought processes involved in solving a problem






13. An account of the author's personal experiences






14. Words that imitate sounds






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






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






17. The sequence of events in a literary work






18. An unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance






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






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






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






22. Reasoning from detailed facts to general principles






23. Someone who sees an event and reports what happened






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






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






26. Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained






27. A history of a word






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






29. Words that imitate sounds






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






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






32. A history of a word






33. Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained






34. 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






35. An account of the author's personal experiences






36. Knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote






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






38. Reasoning from detailed facts to general principles






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






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






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






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






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






44. Someone who investigates






45. 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






46. Your basis for belief or disbelief






47. The totality of surrounding conditions






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






49. 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






50. A detective who follows a trail