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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 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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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