Hoot Vocabulary Boosters
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
Use these 20 vocabulary words from Hoot for your weekly list, daily word study, or spelling exercises.
1. survey (sur-vay)
To map an area of land. In Hoot, survey stakes outline the area set for construction.
2. merciless (mur-si-luss)
Having or showing no awareness of another's suffering. Cruel.
3. flabbergasted (flah-bur-gas-ted)
To be overcome with astonishment and surprise.
4. disgruntled (dis-grun-tulled)
In a state of sulky dissatisfaction.
5. assume (ah-soom)
To accept as true without verification.
6. provoke (pruh-voke)
To stir to action or feeling.
7. surveillance (sur-vay-lense)
Close observation of a person or group, especially one under suspicion.
8. sodden (sod-en)
Thoroughly soaked; saturated.
9. law-abiding (law-a-bide-ing)
If you're law-abiding, you abide, or follow, the law.
10. quirky (kwer-kee)
Unconventional, not usual
11. accusation (ak-u-za-shun)
A charge of wrongdoing.
12. interrogate (in-tehr-oh-gayt)
To formally question.
13. burrow (bur-row)
To dig holes or tunnels for habitation or refuge. The burrowing owls dug holes for their nests.
14. apprehension (ap-ree-hen-shun)
- Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
- The act of seizing or capturing; arrest.
15. patronize (pah-tro-nize)
To treat in a condescending manner.
16. inquisitive (in-kwiz-ah-tiv)
Eager for knowledge.
17. extravaganza (ex-trah-vah-gan-zah)
Any lavishly staged or spectacular entertainment.
18. jurisdiction (jur-is-dik-shun)
The territorial range of authority or control.
19. genuine (jen-ew-ine)
Not fake. Sincere.
20. epilogue (ep-i-log)
A short addition or concluding section at the end of a literary work, often dealing with the future of its characters.