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25 terms

Wordmasters 6 Spring

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Solace
Noun comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble; alleviation of distress or discomfort.
Roil
Verb to render (water, wine, etc.) turbid by stirring up sediment.
Pernicious
Adj causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful: pernicious teachings; a pernicious lie.
Salve
Noun a medicinal ointment for healing or relieving wounds and sores.
Distort
Verb to twist awry or out of shape; make crooked or deformed: Arthritis had distorted his fingers.
Turbulent
Adj being in a state of agitation or tumult; disturbed: turbulent feelings or emotions.
Fissure
Noun a narrow opening produced by cleavage or separation of parts.
Snub
Verb to treat with disdain or contempt, especially by ignoring.
Artless
Adj free from deceit, cunning, or craftiness; ingenuous: an artless child.
Shrine
Noun a building or other shelter, often of a stately or sumptuous character, enclosing the remains or relics of a saint or other holy person and forming an object of religious veneration and pilgrimage.
Garble
Verb to confuse unintentionally or ignorantly; jumble: to garble instructions.
Wan
Adj of an unnatural or sickly pallor; pallid; lacking color: His wan face suddenly flushed.
Rampage
Noun violent or excited behavior that is reckless, uncontrolled, or destructive.
Defile
Verb to make foul, dirty, or unclean; pollute; taint; debase.
Staid
Adj of settled or sedate character; not flighty or capricious.
Foray
Noun a quick raid, usually for the purpose of taking plunder: Vikings made a foray on the port.
Culminate
Verb to reach the highest point, summit, or highest development (usually followed by in ).
Ruddy
Adj of or having a fresh, healthy red color: a ruddy complexion.
Burgher
Noun an inhabitant of a town, especially a member of the middle class; citizen.
Thwart
Verb to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose.
Rampant
Adj violent in action or spirit; raging; furious: a rampant leopard.
Drivel
Noun saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver.
Perturb
Verb to disturb or disquiet greatly in mind; agitate.
Cunning
Noun skill employed in a shrewd or sly manner, as in deceiving;
Vagabond
Adj wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic: a vagabond tribe.