3rd Grade WordMasters Winter 2013

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Challenge list for 3rd grade for the 2012-2013 Wordmasters challenges. Each word has only one definition, but this may not be the only definition for the word.

rudder

noun -(nautical) steering mechanism consisting of a hinged vertical plate mounted at the stern of a vessel

scramble

noun -an unceremonious and disorganized struggle

pastel

adjective-any of various pale or light colors, delicate and pale in color

swamp

noun - low land that is seasonally flooded

flee

verb- to run away from danger or from something frightening

mild

adjective- moderate in type or degree or effect or force, mild and pleasant

grain

noun- dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn

soothe

verb- to calm or relieve

arid

adjective -lacking sufficient water or rainfall

breeze

noun- a slight wind (usually refreshing)

harvest

noun- the gathering of a ripened crop

balmy

adjective- mild and pleasant

jangle

noun- a metallic sound

conceal

verb- prevent from being seen or discovered

hasty

adjective -excessively quick

melody

noun- the perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes

plod

verb- to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly

lavender

adjective- of a pale purple color

tangle

noun- something jumbled or confused

abandon

noun- the trait of lacking restraint or control

moist

adjective- slightly wet

desert

noun- an arid region with little or no vegetation

clatter

noun- a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement)

frigid

adjective- extremely cold

yacht

noun- an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing

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