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These are the words for our first WordMasters Meet of the 2012/2013 school year.

facade

the face or front of a building;a deceptive outward appearance.

glisten

the quality of glittering or sparkling brightly

thickset

heavy and compact in form or stature

contraband

goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law

hinder

put at a disadvantage

abundant

present in great quantity

scythe

an instrument for cutting or mowing

mobile

moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)

dismantle

take apart into its constituent pieces

restraint

the of act controlling by restraining someone or something

hobble

the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

ornate

rich in decorative detail

scuffle

an unceremonious and disorganized struggle

devastate

to ruin or destroy completely

stark

complete or extreme

lumber

move heavily or clumsily

alter

cause to change

invincible

incapable of being overcome or subdued

skinflint

a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend

construct

put together out of components or parts

willowy

slender and graceful

slaughter

to kill for meat; to kill in large numbers or in a cruel way; the killing of an animal for food

cultivate

foster the growth of

scanty

lacking in amplitude or quantity

catapult

to launch; a device for hurling objects, a slingshot

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