25 terms

5th Grade WordMasters Meet 1 2015-2016

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bungalow
a small house with a single story
traipse
to walk about without apparent purpose
mangy
shabby; wretched
ottoman
a low, cushioned seat without back or arms
careen
to swerve or lurch from side to side while in motion
random
by chance, not planned or prearranged; irregular
bog
piece of wet, spongy ground too soft to bear the weight of anything heavy
scud
run or move swiftly, clouds or spray driven by the wind
pliable
easily bent, flexible; easily influenced
husk
the dry outer covering of certain seeds or fruits; the dry or worthless outer covering of anything
procrastinate
To delay, put off until later
ornery
mean or irritable in disposition
soot
a black substance in the smoke from burning coal, wood, or oil
knead
to press, rub, or squeeze with hands
garish
Excessively bright and flashy; tastelessly glaring
hamlet
a small village
glide
to move smoothly and easily
threadbare
shabby, old and worn
jalopy
a car that is old and unreliable
hasten
hurry; accelerate; rush
perplexed
confused, puzzled or bewildered
drought
A long period of dry weather
massage
a rubbing and kneading of the muscles and joints to increase circulation of blood
subtle
Difficult to detect; faint; mysterious; likely to elude perception
terrain
An area of land; a region