Please find hereafter the CA1 vocabulary list by school for Primary 5 students.


  1. to brood –to think for a long time about things that make you sad worried, or angry
  2. to tread – to move or proceed on
  3. to thrash – to swing, beat, or strike in the manner of rapidly moving
  4. hold his tongue – remain silent
  5. bite his head off – to speak sharply and with great anger
  6. to set off – to start on a trip OR to set in motion
  7. to dart – sudden, quick movements
  8. to amble – to walk in a slow relaxed manner

Rosyth CA1

  1. hit below the belt – to unfairly say or do something that hurts someone
  2. jumped the gun – to act before the correct time
  3. unanimous – fully in agreement
  4. conclusive – proving that something is true or ending any doubt
  5. bystanders – a person who is standing near and watching something that is happening but is not taking part in it
  6. insure – to protect yourself against risk by regularly paying a special company that will provide a fixed amount of money if you are killed or injured or if your home or possessions are damaged, destroyed, or stolen

Pei Hwa CA1

  1. dejected – unhappy, disappointed, without hope
  2. awed -a feeling of great respect sometimes mixed with fear or surprise
  3. conceal – hide
  4. veil – something that prevents you from knowing what is happening
  5. ponder – to think carefully about something, especially for a noticeable length of time
  6. falter – to lose strength or purpose and stop, or almost stop
  7. impetuous – likely to do something suddenly, without considering the results of your actions
  8. absolute – very great or to the largest degree possible

ACS Junior CA1

  1. cold feet – to suddenly become too frightened to do something you had planned to do, especially something important
  2. something afoot – a plan or a scheme that is already happening or underway
  3. crackling – short, dry, sharp sounds made by something
  4. whoosh – a soft sound made by something moving fast through the air or like that made when air is pushed out of something


  1. undoubtedly – very likely, almost certain
  2. probe to try to discover information that other people do not want you to know, by asking questions carefully and not directly
  3. imminent – coming or likely to happen very soon
  4. awaiting – wait for an event
  5. prospective – relating to or effective in the future
  6. laborious – needing a lot of time and effort
  7. rigid – not to be able to change or be persuaded (person)

Nan Hua CA1

  1. diplomacy – the management of relationships between countries
  2. proficiency – great skill, ability, and experience
  3. tie the knot – to get married
  4. bury the hatchet – to make peace
  5. ardent – showing strong feelings
  6. allotted- to give something, especially a share of something available, for a particluar purpose
  7. stipulated – to say exactly how something must be or must be done
  8. calls a spade a spade – speak frankly and bluntly

Red Swastika CA1

  1. legitimate – allowed by law
  2. legendary – very famous and admired or spoken about
  3. opponent – a person who disagrees with something and speaks against it or tries to change it
  4. foe – an enemy
  5. baffled – confused
  6. enamoured – liking something a lot

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