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    Precise Meaning: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4e, 3.4d, 4.4c, 5.4c, 6.4c, 7.4c, 8.4c, 9-10.4c, 11-12.4c
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    Columbus and Explorers Definition Match --

    Directions: MATCH the Columbus and Explorers word list with its vocabulary definition. Use the pull down menu bar to select the letter match for the vocabulary puzzle.
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    Clue: In addition to this Columbus and Explorers Definition Match activity with a word list of 12 vocabulary words, also provides a Columbus and Explorers Fill-in-the-Blank word game. See also an Interactive Word Puzzle, Word Search, Crossword, Synonym and Antonym puzzle, a True or False and Concentration activity.
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    Word List
    1) intrigue
    2) sextant
    3) voyage
    4) discovery
    5) explorer
    6) audacious
    7) intrepid
    8) mysterious
    9) expedition
    10) challenge
    11) exploration
    12) valiant
    Definition List
    A)  Extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless
    B)  An objection raised to something or someone; often threatening or provocative summons/invitation to compete (noun)
    C)  The finding of something that preexisted but had been unknown; instance of obtaining sight or knowledge of for the first time: detection (noun)
    D)  A journey or trip undertaken for a specific purpose; a group making such a visit (noun)
    E)  Travel, search or investigation to learn for the first time little known land and sea regions (noun)
    F)  A person who searches, investigates and travels in search of geographical or scientific information (noun)
    G)  Resolutely firm and fearless; not afraid; dauntless (adjective)
    H)  To make curious by unusual, fascinating or new qualities: to plot or scheme (verb)
    I)  Anything that is kept secret or remains unexplained (adjective)
    J)  Astronomical instrument used to determine latitude and longitude at sea (noun)
    K)  Boldly brave: courageous; full of or characterized by bravery; determined (adjective)
    L)  A relatively long journey or passage by water; a written account of a trip (noun)