25 terms

WordMasters Test 3 April 22 2016 Grade 5

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Attire
VERB
1. to dress, array, or adorn, especially for special occasions, ceremonials, etc.
NOUN
2. clothes or apparel, especially rich or splendid garments.
3. the horns of a deer.
Slake
VERB
1. to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying.
2. to cool or refresh:
He slaked his lips with ice.
3. to make less active, vigorous, intense, etc.:
His calm manner slaked their enthusiasm.
4. to cause disintegration of (lime) by treatment with water.
5.Obsolete. to make loose or less tense; slacken.
6. (of lime) to become slaked.
7. Archaic. to become less active, intense, vigorous, etc.; abate.
Frank
ADJECTIVE
1. direct and unreserved in speech; straightforward; sincere:
2. without inhibition or subterfuge; direct; undisguised:
a frank appeal for financial aid.
3. Pathology. unmistakable; clinically evident:
frank blood.
4. Archaic. liberal or generous.
5. Obsolete. free.
NOUN
6. a signature or mark affixed by special privilege to a letter, package, or the like to ensure its transmission free of charge, as by mail.
7. the privilege of franking letters, packages, etc.
8. a franked letter, package, etc.
VERB
9. to mark (a letter, package, etc.) for transmission free of the usual charge, by virtue of official or special privilege; send free of charge, as mail.
10. to convey (a person) free of charge.
11. to enable to pass or go freely:
to frank a visitor through customs.
12. to facilitate the comings and goings of (a person), especially in society:
13. to secure exemption for.
14. Carpentry. to assemble (mill-work, as sash bars) with a miter joint through the moldings and a butt joint or mortise-and-tenon joint for the rest.
Cyclone
NOUN
1. a large-scale, atmospheric wind-and-pressure system characterized by low pressure at its center and by circular wind motion, counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
Compare anticyclone, extra-tropical cyclone, tropical cyclone.
2. (not in technical use) tornado.
Dwindle
VERB
1. to become smaller and smaller; shrink; waste away:
2. to fall away, as in quality; degenerate.
Tranquil
ADJECTIVE
1. free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm
Constellation
NOUN
1. Astrology.
the grouping or relative position of the stars as supposed to influence events, especially at a person's birth.
2. a group or configuration of ideas, feelings, characteristics, objects, etc., that are related in some way:
a constellation of qualities that made her particularly suited to the job.
3. any brilliant, outstanding group or assemblage:
a constellation of great scientists.
Evade
VERB
1. to escape from by trickery or cleverness:
2. to get around by trickery:
3. to avoid doing or fulfilling:
to evade an obligation.
4. to avoid answering directly:
to evade a question.
5. to elude; escape:
Boisterous
ADJECTIVE
1. rough and noisy; noisily jolly or rowdy; clamorous; unrestrained:
the sound of boisterous laughter.
2. (of waves, weather, wind, etc.) rough and stormy.
Wastrel
NOUN
1. a wasteful person; spendthrift.
Persevere
VERB
1. to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly.
Chic
ADJECTIVE
1. attractive and fashionable; stylish:
Torrent
NOUN
1. a stream of water flowing with great rapidity and violence.
2. a rushing, violent, or abundant and unceasing stream of anything:
3. a violent downpour of rain.
4. a violent, tumultuous, or overwhelming flow:
ADJECTIVE
5. torrential.
Console
VERB
1. to alleviate or lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of; give solace or comfort:
Novel
NOUN
1. a fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity, portraying characters and usually presenting a sequential organization of action and scenes.
2. (formerly) novella .
Margin
NOUN
1. the space around the printed or written matter on a page.
2. an amount allowed or available beyond what is actually necessary:
3. a limit in condition, capacity, etc., beyond or below which something ceases to exist, be desirable, or be possible:
4. A. security, as a percentage in money, deposited with a broker by a client as a provision against loss on transactions.
B. the amount representing the customer's investment or equity in such an account.
Boost
VERB
1. to lift or raise by pushing from behind or below.
2. to advance or aid by speaking well of; promote:
3. Slang. To steal; especially shoplift.
Emaciated
ADJECTIVE
1. marked by emaciation/thinness
Archipelago
NOUN
1. a large group or chain of islands:
the Malay Archipelago.
2. any large body of water with many islands.
3. the Archipelago, the Aegean Sea.
Restrain
VERB
1. to hold back from action; keep in check or under control; repress:
2. to deprive of liberty, as by arrest or the like.
Deceitful
ADJECTIVE
1. intended to deceive; misleading; fraudulent:
Strife
NOUN
1. vigorous or bitter conflict, discord, or antagonism.
2. a quarrel, struggle, or clash.
Utilize
VERB
1. to put to use; turn to profitable account:
Destitute
ADJECTIVE
1. without means of subsistence; lacking food, clothing, and shelter.
Balm
NOUN
1.any of various oily, fragrant, resinous substances, often of medicinal value, exuding from certain plants, especially tropical trees of the genus Commiphora.
2. a plant or tree yielding such a substance.

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