P6 Top School SA1 Vocabulary List

I have prepared the P6 Vocabulary List from the Top School Past Year SA1 papers (with the exception of 2 papers.)

Also, I’ll be organizing just one 2-day P5 and P6 Comprehension Open-Ended Workshop 13th & 14th June 12.30-3.30 pm as the last ones I have had have been received with good feedback though the children say that the 1-day workshop is too short. Do contact me if you are interested.


RGPS SA1

1) frenetic – filled with excitement, activity, or confusion : wild or frantic
2) languid -showing or having very little strength, energy, or activity
3) contested – to struggle or fight for or against something
4) contorted – to twist into an unusual appearance or shape
5) dysfunctional – the state of being unable to function in a normal way
6) irreproachable – not deserving criticism or blame : having no fault


Tao Nan SA1

1) extort – to get (something, such as money) from a person by the use of force or threats
2) swindle – to take money or property from (someone) by using lies or tricks
3) embezzle – to steal money that you have been trusted with
4) retract – to take back (something, such as an offer or promise)
5) nostalgia- pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again
7) pretentious – having or showing the unpleasant quality of people who want to be regarded as more impressive, successful, or important than they really are
8) condescending – showing that you believe you are more intelligent or better than other people
9) manipulative – to change by artful or unfair means so as to serve one’s purpose


SCGS SA1

1) forefront – the most important part or position
2) foremost – most important
3) foreground – the part of a scene or picture that is nearest to and in front of the viewer
4) outset – the start or beginning of something
5) outfall – the outlet of a body of water (as a river or lake
6) furtively – done in a quiet and secret way to avoid being noticed
7) inert – moving or acting very slowly
8) latent – present and capable of emerging or developing but not now visible, obvious, active,
9) comatose – in a coma
10) endeared – to cause to become beloved or admired


Henry Park SA1

1) incessant – continuing without stopping
2) seamlessly – moving from one thing to another easily and without any interruptions or problems
3) enticed – to attract (someone) especially by offering or showing something that is appealing, interesting,
4) lucrative – producing money or wealth
5) incurred – to cause yourself to have or experience (something unpleasant or unwanted)


Maha Bodhi SA1

1) grope – to search for something by reaching or touching usually with your fingers in an awkward way
2) forage – search for provisions
3) endured – to deal with or accept (something unpleasant)
4) break their back – put great effort into achieving something


NYPS SA1

1) eluded – to avoid or escape (someone or something) by being quick, skillful, or clever
2) averted – to turn (your eyes, gaze, etc.) away or aside
3) evict – to force (someone) to leave a place
4) expel – to officially force (someone) to leave a place or organization
5) rejuvenated – to make (someone) feel or look young, healthy, or energetic again


Nan Hua SA1

1) inaugural – happening as the first one in a series of similar events
2) replenished – to fill or build up (something) again
3) adhere – to bind oneself to observance to the rules>
4) append – to add (something) to a piece of writing
5) a tall order – an unreasonable or difficult demand


ACS SA1

1) slink – to move in a way that does not attract attention especially because you are embarrassed, afraid, or doing something wrong
2) clomp – to walk with loud, heavy steps
3) reel – feel shocked, bewildered
4) rappelling – to move down a steep cliff, rock, etc., by pushing your feet against its surface and sliding down a rope
5) transfixed – to cause someone to sit or stand without moving because of surprise, shock, interest
6) probe – a careful examination or investigation of something


CHIJ SA1

1) retained – to keep (someone) in a position, job, etc.
2) bent over backwards – try very hard to please someone


Red Swastika SA1

1) bondage – involuntary servitude
2) agitated – feeling or appearing troubled or nervous
3) a dog in a manger – someone who keeps something that they do not really want in order to prevent anyone else from having it
4) a hard nut to crack – a problem that is very difficult to solved or a person who is very difficult to understand


Rosyth SA1

1) refrain – to stop yourself from doing something that you want to do
2) restrain – to prevent (a person or animal) from doing something
3) impose – to cause (something, such as a tax, fine, rule, or punishment) to affect someone or something by using your authority
4) abolished – to officially end or stop (something, such as a law) : to completely do away with (something)
5) enthused – to say (something) with enthusiasm
6) enthralled – to hold the attention of (someone) by being very exciting, interesting, or beautiful
7) enraptured – to fill (someone) with delight
8) infested – of something harmful or unwanted: to be in or over (a place, an animal, etc.) in large numbers