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1.c Two words that have the same meaning are called __________ .
2.c Scientists use ___________ to see stars that are millions of miles away.
3.c The firefighters needed to use the ____ant to put out the fire.
4.c I needed a THERMAL blanket when it got cold outside. What do you think THERMAL means?
5.c The BESPECTACLED man peered at us from behind the thick lenses. What do you think BESPECTACLED
means?
6.c My mom always keeps an eye on her ____________ in her car to make sure the car doesn't overheat.
7.c How do the SYNCHRONIZED swimmers learn to do everything at the exact same time? What do you think the
word SYNCHRONIZED means?

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