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Our Ambitious Vocabulary Wall

Welcome to our Ambitious Vocabulary Wall. Here you will be able to see all of the fantastic vocabulary which we have shared, discussed and used each week in each class! We are using this wall to support our language development and to gather wonderful ideas for our writing! Log in each week to see how our word bank is progressing!



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admiral - officer rank high up in the Royal Navy

furious - really angry

squabble - to argue

wail - to cry loudly

magnify - to make bigger (as explained by a 3 year old)

shaggy - messy like a lion's mane

scrummy - extra yummy

observe - to look really closely


evil - mean / wicked

foe - enemy

giant - an imaginary or mythical being of human form but superhuman size

beckon - to instruct someone to approach or follow usually by making a gesture with the hand

glossy - shiny and smooth

refugee - a person who has been forced to leave the country to escape war or persecution

empathy - recognising emotions and other people's feelings

perspective - the way you see something

resurrect - to restore to life

enormous - very large in size

equator - a line that goes around the Earth that separates North and South

community - people that are living or working together in the same place

estimate - roughly calculating or judge the value

scampered - run with quick light steps, especially through fear or excitement

surprised - feeling or showing surprise

delicate - fragile or easily broken

promenade - a walkway by the seaside

unspeakable - not able to be expressed in words


enormous - very big

fairy Tale - a type of story

boastful - showing off about one's achievements, possessions or abilities

Hanukkah - a Jewish festival

glossy - shiny and smooth

refugee - a person who has been forced to leave the country to escape war or persecution

jealous - when you want something someone else has

colossal - extremely large in size

decade - 10 years

canal - a waterway used by boats

arachnophobia - an extreme fear of spiders

hogging - to keep something and not share

brooder - a warm place for chicks to be raised

territory - an area of land that is protected or ruled over

gnarled - rough and twisted

morsel - a small piece or amount of food

simmering - just below boiling point while bubbling gently


indignantly - feeling cross because something is unfair

exchanging - in maths when you can't take a bigger number away from a smaller number and you need go across to the next column and 'exchange' a larger amount for the equivalent smaller amount e.g. one hundred is the same as ten lots of ten 

boastful - showing off about one's achievements, possessions or abilities

frock - dress

glossy - shiny and smooth

refugee - a person who has been forced to leave the country to escape war or persecution

shivered - to shake if you are scared or cold

nectar - a sweet fluid founds in flowers that encourages pollination

pail - a bucket

recommend - to suggest something you like to someone else

community - a group of people in the same place

supervillain - an evil person with evil super powers

consider - to think about something

biodegradable - can be decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms

fearless - scared and having no fear

morsel - a small piece or amount of food

plains - large area of land

wise - you know a lot and make sensible/good decisions


homonid - word used to describe The Early Stone Age Civilisation

ambush - a surprise attack

approximate - roughly correct or "a jolly good guess"

deflate - to let the air out of something e.g. a balloon

tantalising - to tempt, torment or tease someone

conglomerate - consisting of a number of different parts or items

ignorant - rude or impolite

lumber - move in a slow, heavy, awkward way

photosynthesis - the process by which plants and trees make their own food

absorb - to take in and soak up energy or a liquid

pollinators - an animal, plant or insect that helps move pollen around

sprawl - to sit or lie loosely, spread out

ombre - to create a mix of colours through shading

gourmet - fine food of connoisseur quality

frass - excrement produced by insects

myth - an old story that contains ideas about ancient times and worlds

lepidoptera - animals that go though metamorphosis


faint - very quiet sound

sauntered - walked in a slow, relaxed manner

imprisoned - kept in prison or held captive

reluctant - when you don't want to do something but usually end up doing it

molecules - a group of atoms stuck together

mischievous - showing a fondness for causing trouble in a playful way

obscure - strange or abnormal

impartial - being able to give a fair opinion, not taking sides in a situation

reconstruct - to build something again that has been damaged or destroyed

ambitious - having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed

issued - to supply or distribute (give something out)

apprehensive - anxious or fearful that some bad or unpleasant will happen

seldom - not often, rarely

permanent - lasting or intended to last forever

premonition - a strong feeling that something is about to happen, especially something unpleasant

giddy - full of excitement

smattering - a small amount of something


hollow - something that is empty or has a space inside

entice - to tempt or attract

alight - to descend from a train, bus, or other form of transport

tantalise - make you want something you can't have (torment or tease)

molecules - a group of atoms stuck together

assumptions - something that is accepted as truth, without proof

oppressive - to treat someone in a cruel and unfair way

undoubtedly - without doubt, certain

traction - the extent to which an idea becomes popular

amethyst - a precious stone violet in colour

manure - animal dung used for fertilizing land

churls - a peasant (Anglo-Saxon era)

twined - to wind or twist around something

right of abode - permission to live somewhere

inhabitants - a person or animal that lives in or occupies a place

corpse - a dead body

ghoul - an evil spirit

piratical - to resemble a pirate

inquisitive - to ask a lot of questions


indignant - angry or frustrated because something is unfair

inhospitable - a harsh and difficult environment to live in

dimension - an aspect or feature of a situation

instantaneously - immediately, straightaway

toiled - to work extremely hard

empathy - the ability to understand and share feelings of another

denominator - the number below the line in a fraction

flabbergasted - greatly surprised or astonished

ovule - part of a flower, which contains the female seed cell

exasperated - intensely irritated and frustrated

improvise - create and perform spontaneously or without preparation

insubordination - a defiance of authority, refusal to obey

bemusement - the fact or condition of being bemused; puzzled

extravaganza - a spectacular performance

exquisite - extremely beautiful and delicate

immaculate - perfectly clean, neat or tidy

flamboyant - tending to attract attention because of their confidence

discriminated - being treated unfairly or differently


sagging - sinking under pressure and weight/lack of strength

interact - communicate, be involved in something directly

frazzled - the feeling of exhaustion or strain

orbit - regular or repeated path around an object

toiled - to work extremely hard

asylum - the protection given to a person who has left their home country

otoscope - a medical device used for looking in people's ears

perished - to die, especially in a violent or sudden way

germination - the start of growth - e.g. of plants from seeds

detest - to dislike intensely

distraught - very upset and worried

vivid - producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind

burnished - to be polished

myriad - a countless or extremely great number of people or things

diddle - to cheat or swindle as to deprive someone of something

ostinato - a continually repeated musical phrase or rhyme

insoluble - a material that cannot be dissolved


brobdingnagian - huge, gigantic (from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift)

flummoxed - confused

tyranny - a cruel and oppressive government

agitate - make someone troubled or nervous; arouse concern about a cause

imprudent - an unwise or rash decision

gargoyle - a grotesque carved human or animal face or figure usually found on the sides of buildings

quadragenarian - a person who is between 40 and 49 years old 

pneumatisation - the presence of air cavities in the bones of birds

hypothesis - an idea or explanation for something that is based on known facts but has not yet been proven

colloquialism - a word or phrase that is not formal and used in ordinary familiar conversation

idiom - a group of words that have a meaning but the meaning is not clear from the individual words

teetotaller - someone who never drinks alcohol

aerogel - the lightest material on earth

kibbeh - a ball of meat and spices usually eaten in the Middle East

Uy Scuti - one of the biggest stars in the universe

Gömböc - a shape with a stable side and unstable side

schadenfreude - pleasure taken from someone else's misfortune



dual-coding - to use pictures and diagrams alongside words to help us remember information

hypothesis - idea or theory made on limited evidence

segregation - the action of setting something or someone apart from others

recurring - to occur again, repeating

imprudent - an unwise or rash decision

amalgamate - to combine or unite to form one structure or organisation

squander - to waste in a reckless and foolish manner

invalid - a person made weak or disabled by illness or injury

persecution - hostility or ill-treatment, especially because of race or religion

bolster - support or strengthen

monosyllabic - a word that has only one syllable

vehemently - in a forceful, passionate or intense manner

contradictory - the be oppositional or behave in an opposite way

claustrophobia - extreme or irrational fear of confined places

mundane - ordinary or dull

xenophobia - a dislike or prejudice against people from other countries

beatific - feeling or expressing blissful happiness

cremè de la cremè - to be the very best of something

grit - a person's courage