4th Grade National Spelling Bee Word List #1 2012-2013

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wordiness

uses more words than necessary

arrest

the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

dispatch

the act of sending off something

slight

pay no attention to, disrespect

dispute

a disagreement or argument about something important

culture

all the knowledge and values shared by a society

undertow

when water flows back into the ocean under incoming waves

plundered

to take goods by force or wrongfully

presume

To take for granted

innermost

being deepest within the self

canteen

a flask for carrying water

deposit

a partial payment made at the time of purchase

worthwhile

worth one's time and effort

income

money received

climate

weather over a long period of time

conflict

struggle or clash between opposing characters or opposing forces

merit

the quality of being good or worthy, or deserving praise and reward

reveal

make clear and visible

director

The person in charge; the one who gives directions

falter

to hesitate from lack of courage or confidence

cushion

a pillow or a pad with a soft filling

cucumber

cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable

decade

a period of 10 years

wavelength

the distance between two corresponding parts of a wave

harness

straps or bands used to hitch an animal to a cart, plow, or other piece of equipment

rustic

(adj.) country-like; simple, plain; awkward; (n.) one who lives in the country

pleasant

Something that is enjoyable and makes you happy

disturbed

troubled; worried

describe

explain something: to give an account of something by giving details of its characteristics

extreme

much more than usual; very great

factoid

a brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item

despite

to do something regardless of it's consequence, with no respect to someone's feelings

pineapple

large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves

blackboard

sheet of slate

sentence

a group of words that expresses a complete thought

detail

This is a piece of information that is used to support a main idea.

brutal

Cruel; harsh; heartless

slander

to speak badly about someone publicly

weakness

n. a fault, a quality lacking strength

whiskery

something or someone with a lot of whiskers.

whiteout

a condition of heavily falling or blowing snow, making it very hard to see

moonlight

the light of the moon

critic

a person who judges whether something is good or bad

upbringing

The care and training a child gets while growing up.

mislead

lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions

patient

Willing to wait without complaining

admirer

someone who likes a person

Martian

Of or relating to the planet Mars or its hypothetical inhabitants.

tinkerer

a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts

conch

large spiral shell

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