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    CCSS Alignment Strand Numbers for Specific Grades:
    Greek & Latin Roots: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4b+c, 3.4b+c, 4.4b, 5.b, 6.4b, 7.4b, 8.4b, 9-10.4b, 11-12.4b
    Grade Level: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4, 3.4, 4.4, 5.4, 6.4, 7.4, 8.4, 9-10.4, 11-12.4
    Particular Topic: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 4.6. 5.6, 6.6, 7.6, 8.6, 9-10.6, 11-12.6
    Grade & Subject-Relevant Text: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers:
    (Reading: Informational Text) RI.2.4, RI.3.4, RI.4.4. RI.5.4, RI.6.4, RI.7.4, RI.8.4, RI.9-10.4, RI.11-12.4
    (Reading: Literature) RL.2.4, RL.3.4, RL.4.4. RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.4


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    1) Life of Pi - Vocabulary Puzzle #1 -- myvocabulary.com

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    This vocabulary word list for The Life of Pi by Yann Martel is for personal use only. At www.myVocabulary.com, we encourage individual web participants, particularly students, teachers and families, to copy this vocabulary list and enjoy the pursuit of their verbal development and improvement. Any commercial use of vocabulary word lists at www.myVocabulary.com is expressly prohibited unless requested and permission granted. Please email Jan Cook to receive permission or use the Contact Us in the footer below. The Life of Pi vocabulary list ls one of 145 novels and plays where the vocabulary has been provided. See the Novels header on the home page for a list of all 145 novels, books and plays.
    Clue: The vocabulary word bank for The Life of Pi vocabulary worksheet includes the correct answers. In addition to this Interactive Puzzle exercise for the 24 Life of Pi vocabulary words, www.myvocabulary.com also features free puzzles including: a Fill-in-the-Blanks and Definition Match.
    You have permission as a teacher, student or life-long user to make a hard copy of The Life of Pi vocabulary word list for further study at home or in the classroom from www.myvocabulary.com.
    Vocabulary Word List: The 24 words used in the Interactive word puzzles (in two sets of 12 words each) are:
    ADVERSITY, APOPLECTIC, ASPIRING, CARRION, COMPULSION, CONSECRATED, CRYPTIC, DYSPEPTIC, FORMIDABLE, INDISCRIMINATE, INDOLENCE, INSOUCIANT, OBSCURELY, OBTUSE, OLFACTORY, ORDNANCE, PETULANT, PROFUSION, PROTRUDED, REVULSION, SANGUINARY, SUPPLICATION, SUSTENANCE, VORACIOUSLY.

    Life of Pi - Vocabulary Puzzle #1 -- myvocabulary.com

    1)  Dead and decaying flesh (noun)
    Root CARN = flesh

    2)  Characterized by bloodshed: bloody; eager to shed blood: bloodthirsty; murderous (adjective)
    Root SANGUI = blood

    3)  Military supplies including weapons, ammunition, vehicles and equipment; artillery (noun)
    Root ORDIN = order, rank, row, regulate

    4)  A means of support or maintenance; food and nourishment (noun)
    Root TEN = hold, keep

    5)  Having caused to stick out: projected; jutted out from the surroundings (adjective)
    Root TRUD = thrust, push

    6)  A strong pulling or drawing away; a sudden or strong reaction of dislike or disgust (noun)
    Root VULS = pluck, tear

    7)  Greedily: ravenously; excessively eager: insatiably (adverb)
    Root VOR = devour

    8)  An irresistible desire to do something; a drive to urge forcefully or with pressure (noun)
    Root PULS = pull, drive

    9)  Of, connected to or relating to the sense of smell (adjective)
    Root FAC = make, do

    10)  Affecting or harming many people or things in a careless or unfair way; not cautious about making choices (adjective)
    Root CRIMIN = crime, distinguish

    11)  Relating to or having to suffer from indigestion or digestive problems; gloomy; cross (adjective)
    Root DYS (prefix) = bad, ill, abnormal, impaired

    12)  Seeming to have a hidden meaning: secret; serving to conceal; employing cipher or code; obscure (adjective)
    Root CRYPT = hidden, vault

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    2) Life of Pi - Vocabulary Puzzle #2 -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: See vocabulary lists for all 145 books, novels and plays.

    This vocabulary word list for The Life of Pi by Yann Martel is for personal use only. At www.myVocabulary.com, we encourage individual web participants, particularly students, teachers and families, to copy this vocabulary list and enjoy the pursuit of their verbal development and improvement. Any commercial use of vocabulary word lists at www.myVocabulary.com is expressly prohibited unless requested and permission granted. Please email Jan Cook to receive permission or use the Contact Us in the footer below. The Life of Pi vocabulary list ls one of 145 novels and plays where the vocabulary has been provided. See the Novels header on the home page for a list of all 145 novels, books and plays.
    Clue: The vocabulary word bank for The Life of Pi vocabulary worksheet includes the correct answers. In addition to this Interactive Puzzle exercise for the 24 Life of Pi vocabulary words, www.myvocabulary.com also features two other free Life of Pi puzzles: a Fill-in-the-Blanks and Definition Match.
    You have permission as a teacher, student or life-long user to make a hard copy of The Life of Pi vocabulary word list for further study at home or in the classroom from www.myvocabulary.com.
    Vocabulary Word List: The 24 words used in the Interactive word puzzles (in two sets of 12 words each) are:
    ADVERSITY, APOPLECTIC, ASPIRING, CARRION, COMPULSION, CONSECRATED, CRYPTIC, DYSPEPTIC, FORMIDABLE, INDISCRIMINATE, INDOLENCE, INSOUCIANT, OBSCURELY, OBTUSE, OLFACTORY, ORDNANCE, PETULANT, PROFUSION, PROTRUDED, REVULSION, SANGUINARY, SUPPLICATION, SUSTENANCE, VORACIOUSLY.

    Life of Pi - Vocabulary Puzzle #2 -- myvocabulary.com

    1)  A condition or experience of serious or continued misfortune or tragedy (noun)
    Root VERS = turn

    2)  Arousing fear; imposing serious difficulties; tending to inspire awe or wonder (adjective)
    Root FORMID = fear

    3)  Seeking to attain something high or great, esp. a career or level of success (adjective)
    Root SPIR = breathe

    4)  An exhibition of great abundance; a lavish display (noun)
    Root FUS = pour, melt

    5)  Veiling of meaning or a withholding of full knowledge; lacking or inadequately lit: dimly; faintly (adverb)
    Root SCUR = cover, conceal

    6)  Relaxing; not worrying about anything: lighthearted; nonchalant (adjective)
    Root = word comes directly from French and is a cognate

    7)  A humble appeal, esp. a prayer to God; an earnest request for something in a respectful way (noun)
    Root PLIC = fold, bend, embrace

    8)  Made or declared sacred: set apart for the service of God; devoted with solemnity or dedication (adjective)
    Root SECR = sacred

    9)  Relating to or caused by being highly excited or angry; affected by a stroke (adjective)
    Root LECT = choose, gather

    10)  Lacking sharpness or quickness of wit: dull; exceeding 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees: not acute (adjective)
    Root TUS = strike

    11)  Characterized by temporary or capricious ill humor; showing anger and annoyance when thwarted (adjective)
    Root PET = attack, seek, ask

    12)  An aversion to activity or exertion: a slowness to develop or heal (noun)
    Root DOL = grieve, worry, suffer

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