April WM Gold list for 4th grade

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contest 3 - 4th grade - gold list for word masters

banquet

a ceremonial dinner party for many people, A large meal for many people; a feast.

startle

move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm, astonish, surprise, frighten, astound

lackadaisical

lacking spirit or interest, halfhearted

mission

a special assignment that is given to a person or group, to send

fray

a noisy fight, wear away by rubbing

churning

to shake or stir vigorously, stirring

twilight

the time of day immediately following sunset, the period just before it becomes completely dark in the evening

glaze

coating for fabrics, ceramics, metal, etc., a glossy finish on a fabric

flexible

bending and snapping back readily without breaking, able to adjust to new or different situations

destination

the ultimate goal for which something is done, The place to which something or someone is going

skirmish

small fight, brief encounter

objective

the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable), not influenced by personal opinion, just the facts

silt

mud or clay or small rocks deposited by a river or lake, rich soil carried by flooding rivers

knead

mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough, squeeze; rub; press

grizzled

having dark hairs mixed with gray or white, partly gray or streaked with gray

undertone

a pale or subdued color, a quiet or hushed tone of voice, a hidden or implied meaning

astonish

To surprise or amaze

raspy

unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

voyage

a journey to some distant place, A long journey by sea or in space.

smolder

burn slowly and without a flame, have strong suppressed feelings

rigid

fixed and unmoving, incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances

chaff

be silly or tease one another, worthless stuff, material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

grate

a frame of iron bars to hold a fire, a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something, make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace

silken

having a smooth, gleaming surface, soft, smooth, and shining

ruffian

a cruel and brutal fellow, bully; scoundrel

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