Wordmaster Challenge 1 November 2013)

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Wordmaster Challenge Words

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

(adj.) to relieve, comfort or refresh. synonym-tranquil

abyss

(n.)An immeasurably deep gulf or great space

yearn

(v.) to have a strong and earnest desire

paltry

(adj.) trifling, insignificant; mean, despicable; inferior, trashy

shard

(n.)A piece of broken ceramic, metal, glass, or rock, typically having sharp edges

utter

(v.)To express by speaking, to speak,emit, pronounce

surly

(adj.) angry and bad-tempered; rude

rash

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

erupt

(v.)burst or break out

pessimistic

(adj.)Expecting things to turn out badly; gloomy

gesture

(v.)Motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling

dart

(n.) small object with a sharp point, or a stitched, tapering or fold in a garment. (v.) to run out in front of something, a quick movement

abrupt

(adj.)exceedingly sudden and unexpected

pinnacle

(n) a high peak or point, or culminating in success, power or fame

don

(v.) to put on or dress in (n.) a lord or gentleman

foreign

(adj.) pertaining to or derived from another country or nation

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

(n.) a person who was born in a particular place

frill

(n.)Something costly and unnecessary, a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim

pelt

(v.) to throw a stream of things; to strike successively; to hurry
(n.) an animal skin

emaciated

(adj.)Extremely thin; wasted away

culprit

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

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