Vocabulary Words McBroom the Rainmaker • • • • • regard merciful predict accurate drought • • • • • prairie desperately sowing heaved dispositions regard – n. thought or care merciful – adj. kind or forgiving predict – v. to tell beforehand accurate – adj. – correct; exact drought – n. period of time when there is very little rain or no rain at all prairie – n. a large area of level or rolling land with grass and few or no trees desperately – adv. hopelessly sowing – v. planting heaved – v. past tense of heave: to make a sound with a lot of effort or strain dispositions – n. plural of disposition: a natural way of acting; mood Fill in the blank! • Yesterday morning, I was ______ the carrot seeds. • Some people have no ______ for the truth. • Only dried mud remained in the riverbed as a result of the long ______. • In math class, we have to make sure our answers are ______. • Some early pioneers crossed the ______, while others stopped to farm the land. Fill in the blank! • My parents were ______ after I apologized for breaking the rules. • I wish I could ______ the future and know what I will be doing in ten years. • Jen ______ the boxes up three flights of stairs to her new apartment. • She ______ wanted to know if her best friend was accepted into Harvard University. • I love going to Mr. Smith’s class because he is always in a good ______.