WORD LISTS

Essential Academic Vocabulary for Middle School Students, List 1

January 12, 2021
Whether you're hoping to improve your comprehension of reading assignments or simply looking to increase your word knowledge, our lists of essential, high-frequency words will put you on the path to vocabulary success.

Here are links to our lists for the collection: List 1, List 2, List 3, List 4, List 5, List 6, List 7, List 8, List 9, List 10
adversary
They hurled themselves upon the enemy, sparrows and shrews siding them against their larger adversaries.
circumference
She tries to gauge its trunk size by wrapping her arms around maybe a third of its circumference.
commotion
He told her he was buying meatballs outside his high-rise in Phnom Penh, the capital, when she heard a commotion, a series of bangs and shouts.
copious
Whatever the recipe, she shook in copious quantities of garlic powder and salt.
exasperation
Ben threw up his hands in exasperation, almost despair.
headway
At times, you feel like you’re struggling to run forward, going through the motions but making no headway, frozen in place.
muster
Fans chanted and hollered and enriched the arena with as much life as they could possibly muster.
serenity
A strange feeling of serenity and confidence was sweeping over her and all of a sudden she found that she was frightened by nobody in the world.
stamina
A 6-year-old might not want to walk the mile into Petra, but teenagers have enough physical and intellectual stamina to appreciate going to these places.­
translucent
When in bloom, the plant produces long white petals and a translucent back lip that, when held up against a light, reveals intricate thread-like plant fibers.

Rate this wordlist:

Do you have a comment?

Share it with the Visual Thesaurus community.

Your comments:

Sign in to post a comment!

We're sorry, you must be a subscriber to comment.

Click here to subscribe today.

Already a subscriber? Click here to login.

Create a new Word List