Unit 4


The definitions and parts of speech below indicate how the words in this unit are used. The words below are listed alphabetically by Lesson Unit.
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Vocabulary Word
Part of Speech


Introduction Page, Unit 4
verb makes less severe; reduce the pain
noun being known or talked about by many people
noun a brief description of someone in a piece of writing
adjective experiencing difficulty or problems
Unit 4 Reading Passage
verb (past participle) hit repeatedly
adjective terrible, dreadful
egregious adjective very bad, terrible
in conjunction with (something) idiom together with (something)
initiative noun a new project
adjective remarkable, important; deserving to be noticed
shocking adjective surprising, startling or offensive
tragedy noun a very sad event
witnessed (witness) adjective seen or experienced