Phoebe the Spy

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Phoebe the Spy:

Phoebe the Spy Vocabulary for Mrs. Berg’s Class

anxious :

anxious fearful of what may happen; troubled; worried

broad :

broad very wide

bundle:

bundle collection of things wrapped or boxed together

candlesticks:

candlesticks A holder with holes for candles.

damp :

damp slight wetness, moist

daughter :

daughter a mother's female child.

despair:

despair the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well; no hope

dread :

dread overwhelming fear or to be very afraid

dull:

dull not having a sharp edge or point; not shiny

harbor :

harbor A place where ships can bring on or take off things

housekeeper:

housekeeper the person who keeps a house clean and neat

jest:

jest act in a funny or teasing way; joking

mast:

mast a strong pole on a ship that holds the sails

patriot:

patriot One who loves and defends his or her country.

polish :

polish (of surfaces) make shine

powdered:

powdered to put powder on a wig to make it whiter

rattled:

rattled to make someone lose confidence or become nervous: a noise made by shaking

sail:

sail a piece of cloth that catches the wind

scoundrel:

scoundrel an evil, mean or wicked person

scraps:

scraps a small piece of something, a scrap of food

shawl:

shawl cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders

solemn:

solemn deeply serious and somber

spy:

spy secretly collect sensitive or classified information

stammered:

stammered speak with involuntarily pauses or repetitions, stuttering

startled:

startled surprised, alarmed, or shocked

target:

target goal intended to be attained or a location to be shot at

tavern:

tavern a building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks

traitor:

traitor person guilty of betrayal, one who acts disloyally

unruffled:

unruffled calm; not disturbed ruffled unruffled

uproar :

uproar a state of noisy excitement, confusion or outrage

whirling:

whirling turning or swinging round and round; spinning, twirling

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