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Words to Know: Grade 2

These Grade 2 vocabulary terms include many recommended high-usage words. If you’re planning to play Flashcard Factory, we recommend choosing 5-10 terms per session and using the Merriam-Webster integration to quickly add definitions relevant to your students.

How to use the words

  1. Copy words using the 'Copy words' button
  2. Open Vocab Editor
  3. Import words
  4. Choose definitions
  5. Play!

above in or to a higher place than
ago earlier than the present time
apply to put to use especially for some practical or specific purpose
area a particular piece of ground or extent of space often set aside for special use
argument a reason for or against something
arrange to put in a particular order
behind at, to, or toward the back
benefit something that promotes well-being
category a division in a system of classification
characteristic a distinguishing trait, quality, or property
check a stoppage of progress
clear easily seen through
compare to examine in order to discover likenesses or differences
complete possessing all necessary parts
conclusion a reasoned judgment
decide to make a choice or judgment
deep having a great distance between the top and bottom surfaces :not shallow
direct to point, extend, or project in a specified line, course, or direction
enough in or to a sufficient amount or degree
ever at any time
explanation a statement that makes something clear
few consisting of or amounting to a small number
free not obstructed
important having great meaning or influence
impossible very difficult to accomplish or deal with
interest to persuade to participate or take part
interesting holding the attention :arousing interest
introduce to lead or bring in especially for the first time
item a separate thing in a list, account, group, or series
less of a smaller number
miss to fail to hit, catch, reach, or get
model a small but exact copy of something
object something that may be perceived by the senses
plan to form a plan of or for :arrange the parts or details of in advance
portion an element, section, or division of a whole
possible being something that can be done or brought about
prepare to make or get ready
probably insofar as seems true, factual, or to be expected :without much doubt
prove to establish the truth or validity of by evidence or demonstration
purpose an object or result aimed at or achieved
rank relative position or order
rare seldom occurring or found :very uncommon
ready prepared for use or action
reduce to diminish in size, amount, extent, or number
relate to show or establish a relationship between
relationship the state or character of being related or interrelated
restate to state again or in another way
result to come about as an effect, consequence, or conclusion of something
reverse to turn completely about or upside down or inside out
several more than two but fewer than many
solution an action or process of solving
solve to find a solution for
soon before long :without undue time lapse
special distinguished by some unusual quality
state mode or condition of being
though in spite of the fact that
trait a distinguishing quality (as of personality or physical makeup)
unique being the only one
useful capable of being put to use
wonder a cause of astonishment or surprise