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Fourth Grade Vocabulary List

The Earth Dragon Awakes

Vocabulary List


constructed-to make by fitting parts together; build


crushing- to press, squeeze, or bear down on with enough force to break or injure


tenement-an old apartment house that is badly maintained


possessions-something that is owned; a belonging


trembles-to shake


wreckage-the remains of something that has been wrecked


debris-the scattered remains of something broken or destroyed


rubble-broken or crumbled material, such as brick, that is left when a building falls down


slab-a broad, flat, thick piece, as of bread, stone, or meat


timbers- a long, heavy piece of wood for building; beam