WordMasters Set 1

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4th Grade, Gold Division, 2013-2014

deluge

(n.) a great flood; a heavy fall of rain; anything that comes in vast quantity (like a flood); (v.) to flood

encounter

(n.) a meeting (especially one that is unplanned); a meeting of enemies, battle; (v.) to meet or come upon

soothing

Gently calm (a person or their feelings); Reduce pain or discomfort

abyss

(n.) a deep or bottomless pit. Syn.: chasm, gorge. Ant.: summit, promontory, pinnacle.

yearn

(v.) to have a strong and earnest desire

paltry

(adj.) trifling, insignificant; mean, despicable; inferior, trashy, not worth considering, contemptibly small in amount.

shard

a piece of broken pottery or glass, any small piece or part

utter

To make an audible sound with your voice

surly

Angry and bad-tempered; rude

rash

(two meanings) a skin irritation (noun); reckless or daring (adjective)

erupt

burst or break out

pessimistic

expecting the worst in this worst of all possible worlds

gesture

Motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling

dart

move quickly from place to place

abrupt

exceedingly sudden and unexpected

pinnacle

(n.) a high peak or point

don

to dress oneself, to put on

foreign

located outside of one's own country

remnant

(n.) a small part remaining behind

hover

(v.) to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around

native

A person who is originally born in a land.

frill

Something costly and unnecessary

pelt

(v.) to throw a stream of things; to strike successively; to hurry

emaciated

(adj.,part.) unnaturally thin

culprit

(n.) a person who has committed a crime or is guilty of some misconduct; an offender

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