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Vocab for 5th grade

avalanche

a great mass of ice, earth, or snow mized with rocks sliding down a mountain.

blizzard

a heavy snowstorm with strong winds

challenge

to invite others to take part in a contest.

conquer

to get the better of

crevice

a deep, narrow opening in rock caused by a split or crack

foolhardy

unwisely bold or daring

lure

to tempt or ATTRACT with the promise of something good

makeshift

a temporary and usually less strong replacement

optimist

one who looks at things in the most positive way; a cheerful, hopeful person

previous

earlier, happening before

route

the path that must be followed to get to a place

summit

the highest part; the top.
a conference or meeting of the top leaders

terse

short and to the point

thwart

to block or defeat the plans or efforts of

vertical

straight up and down; upright

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