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April WM Gold list for 4th grade

contest 3 - 4th grade - gold list for word masters
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banquet
a ceremonial dinner party for many people, A large meal for many people; a feast.
startle
move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm, astonish, surprise, frighten, astound
lackadaisical
lacking spirit or interest, halfhearted
mission
a special assignment that is given to a person or group, to send
fray
a noisy fight, wear away by rubbing
churning
to shake or stir vigorously, stirring
twilight
the time of day immediately following sunset, the period just before it becomes completely dark in the evening
glaze
coating for fabrics, ceramics, metal, etc., a glossy finish on a fabric
flexible
bending and snapping back readily without breaking, able to adjust to new or different situations
destination
the ultimate goal for which something is done, The place to which something or someone is going
skirmish
small fight, brief encounter
objective
the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable), not influenced by personal opinion, just the facts
silt
mud or clay or small rocks deposited by a river or lake, rich soil carried by flooding rivers
knead
mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough, squeeze; rub; press
grizzled
having dark hairs mixed with gray or white, partly gray or streaked with gray
undertone
a pale or subdued color, a quiet or hushed tone of voice, a hidden or implied meaning
astonish
To surprise or amaze
raspy
unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
voyage
a journey to some distant place, A long journey by sea or in space.
smolder
burn slowly and without a flame, have strong suppressed feelings
rigid
fixed and unmoving, incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances
chaff
be silly or tease one another, worthless stuff, material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
grate
a frame of iron bars to hold a fire, a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something, make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
silken
having a smooth, gleaming surface, soft, smooth, and shining
ruffian
a cruel and brutal fellow, bully; scoundrel