25 terms

6th Grade Wordmasters List #3 Blue 2016

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codger
A peculiar or eccentric man, generally of advanced years.
raze
(v.) to tear down, destroy completely; to cut or scrape off or out
petulant
(adj.) moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance.
abrasion
1. damage to skin caused by scraping; 2. process of scraping or rubbing
winnow
to blow off or away; to separate the good from the bad; to subject to some process of separating or distinguishing; sift; to analyze critically.
smug
self-satisfied
guerilla
a person who engages in irregular warfare especially as a member of an independent unit carrying out harassment and sabotage.
This type of warfare uses hit and run tactics, never knowing where the enemy is going to be.
buttress
(v.) to support, prop up, strengthen; (n.) a supporting structure
caustic
(adj.) able to burn or eat away by chemical action; biting, sarcastic
wares
items for sale
clamber
Climb awkwardly or with difficulty, scramble
trite
overused, cliche
catapult
(n.) slingshot; a hurling machine,
v. to launch
peddle
sell, hawk, vend
eccentric
Departing from norms or conventions
dregs
(n. pl.) the last remaining part; the part of least worth
ambush
A surprise attack
mundane
Ordinary
elite
(n.) the choice part of a group of people or things; (adj.) superior
reap
Harvest, such as by cutting; gather; get as a result of one's effort
meddlesome
given to taking part in others' affairs without being asked, interfering, curious
debris
the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
promote
move up
to change the rank or position of (someone) to a higher or more important one
: to move (a sports team) to a higher position in a league
: to help (something) happen, develop, or increase
laborious
adjective: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
chaff
Husks of grain separated from the seed by threshing
worthless matter