A Very Important Day

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Saguaro Cactus
Vocabulary
spiny
Part of Speech: adjective
Syllables: 2 (spi/ny)
Definition: covered with
thorns or needles; syn.
sharp
A porcupine’s spiny quills
keep enemies away.
decomposes
Part of Speech: verb (present
tense)
Syllables: 4 (de/com/pos/es)
Definition: decays; rots
A pile of fallen leaves
decomposes and becomes part
of the soil.
topple
Part of Speech: verb
(present tense)
Syllables: 2 (top/ple)
Definition: fall over or be
pushed over
My brother likes to play
Jenga unless he is the
one to topple the tower of
blocks.
brush
Part of Speech: noun
Syllables: 1 (brush)
Definition: small trees and
shrubs
The young deer leapt over
rocks and brush as it ran.
habitat
Part of Speech: noun
Syllables: 3 (hab/i/tat)
Definition: natural home of a
plant or an animal
A pond is a habitat for many
kinds of plants, animals, and
insects.
teeming
Part of Speech: verb
Syllables: 2 (teem/ing)
Definition: to be very
full; syn. overflowing
The rainforest is
teeming with animals.
perch
Part of Speech: verb
(present tense)
Syllables: 1 (perch)
Definition: to sit or settle on
a high spot
The bird was about to perch
on the tree branch.
nectar
Part of Speech: noun
Syllables: 2 (nec/tar)
Definition: a sweet liquid
found in flowers.
The bee drank nectar from
the flower.