Wordmasters 7th Grade, Gold Division Spring 2011

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Words used in the 3rd Wordmasters challenge for the 7th grade gold division.

coquette

a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt ‒ think Curley's wife

inveigh

to protest strongly or attack vehemently with words; rail (usually followed by against).

sanguine

1. cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident. 2. ruddy in appearance or complexion. 3. blood-red

melange

a mixture or medley; confusion

toady

person who flatters and ingratiates himself or herself in a servile way; sycophant - can also be used as a verb

wan

1. of an unnatural or sickly pallor; pallid; lacking color. 2. showing or suggesting ill health, fatigue, unhappiness, etc. 3. lacking in forcefulness, competence, or effectiveness

orifice

an opening or aperture, as of a tube or pipe; a mouthlike opening or hole; mouth; vent.

sequester

1. to remove or separate. 2. (usually passive ) to retire into seclusion. 3. law to take (property) temporarily out of the possession of its owner, esp until the claims of creditors are satisfied or a court order is complied with

vapid

1. lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor; insipid; flat. 2. without liveliness or spirit; dull or tedious

bravado

a pretentious, swaggering display of courage.

cherish

1. to show great tenderness for; treasure. 2. to cling fondly to (a hope, idea, etc); nurse

quiescent

being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless.

bonanza

1. a rich mass of ore, as found in mining. 2. a source of great and sudden wealth or luck; a spectacular windfall

forswear

1. to reject or renounce under oath 2. to deny vehemently or under oath 3. to perjure (oneself).

irascible

1. easily provoked to anger; very irritable. 2. characterized or produced by anger.

plethora

superfluity or excess; overabundance

eschew

to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid

obsequious

1. characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning. 2. servilely compliant or deferential; obedient; dutiful

hyperbole

obvious and intentional exaggeration; an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as "to wait an eternity."

corroborate

to confirm or support (facts, opinions, etc), esp by providing fresh evidence

latent

1. present but not visible, apparent, or actualized; existing as potential. 2. Pathology. (of an infectious agent or disease) remaining in an inactive or hidden phase; dormant.

deadlock

a state in which progress is impossible, as in a dispute, produced by the counteraction of opposing forces; standstill; stalemate (like in a negotiation); impasse

facilitate

to make easier or less difficult; help forward (an action, a process, etc.)

piquant

1. having an agreeably pungent or tart taste 2. lively or stimulating to the mind; interesting

impasse

1. a position or situation from which there is no escape; deadlock. 2. a road or way that has no outlet

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