100 terms

Wordlywise Grade 5 - List 1

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decade
10 years
fracture
a break in a bone
encounter
A brief or an unexpected meeting
afflict
a cause of great suffering and distress
banquet
a ceremonial dinner party for many people
guardian
a defender, protector, or keeper.
aroma
a distinctive odor that is pleasant
portrait
a drawing, painting, or photograph of a person, especially the face
grim
a facial expression of fear, disapproval, or pain
jubilation
a feeling of extreme joy
sensation
a feeling or experience
oasis
a fertile or green area in a desert
pasture
a field of growing grass where animals can eat; a meadow
colony
A group of people in one place who are ruled by a parent country elsewhere.
merger
a joining or marriage
jubilee
a joyous celebration
beverage
a liquid used as a drink.
voyage
a long journey by sea or in space
drought
a long period without rain
rebel
a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or leader
spectator
a person who watches something, such as a sporting event
task
a piece of work that needs to be done
stall
a place for an animal in a barn OR
companion
a secure, trusting, stable partnership
famine
a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
refuge
a shelter or sanctuary
harbor
A sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely
morsel
a small piece of food
jolt
a sudden jerk or bump
deposit
a sum of money paid into a bank or building society account or put or set down (something or someone) in a specific place
makeshift
a temporary and usually less strong replacement
solo
a thing done by one person unaccompanied, in particular
option
a thing that is or may be chosen
gale
a very strong wind
tempest
a violent storm
visible
able to be seen
compatible
able to get along or work well together
monstrous
abnormally large
animated
alive; moving; full of life
population
all the inhabitants of a particular place
stupendous
amazing because it is very great or very large
prey
an animal that is hunted and killed by another for food
wilderness
an area where there are few people living; an area still in its natural state
occasion
an aspect of context; the cause or reason for writing.
route
an established line of travel or access
concept
an idea
prelude
an introduction; that which comes before or leads off
provoke
anger, arouse, bring to action
indignant
angered at something unjust or wrong
carnivore
animal that eats other animals
dormant
asleep, inactive, on a break
aggressive
assertive, vigorously active, quick to attack
vertical
at right angles to a horizontal plane; in a direction, or having an alignment, such that the top is directly above the bottom.
consist
be composed or made up of
mischief
behavior that causes problems for others
solitary
being alone; lacking the company of others
burly
big and strong; muscular
terse
brief and to the point
scald
burn with hot liquid or steam, burn
erupt
burst or break out
fertile
capable of reproducing abundantly; prolific and productive
transform
change in form or shape or appearance
hostile
characterized by enmity or ill will
approximate
close to the actual, but not completely accurate or exact
dense
closely packed together
cask
coffin or a large barrel-like container used for storing liquids
overdue
coming later than expected or needed
moral
concerned with the principles of right and wrong behaviour
resume
continue OR record of past work
survive
continue to live
nonchalant
cool and confident, unconcerned
accurate
correct in all details; exact.
crevice
crack; fissure
huddle
crowd together
somber
dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit
extinct
death of every member of a species
loathe
detest
cumbersome
difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weigh
obscure
difficult to see, vague, unclear
remote
distant, hidden away
comply
do as directed
methodical
doing things carefully and logically
distract
draw someone's attention away from something
delicate
easily broken or damaged
access
easy to approach; obtainable
evident
easy to see and understand; obvious, clear
consume
eat, drink, or ingest (food or drink)
equivalent
equal in amount or value
previous
existing or happening before the present time
anxious
experiencing worry, unease, and nervousness
agony
extreme mental or physical pain
painstaking
extremely careful; taking pains
frigid
extremely cold
crave
feel a powerful desire for (something)
confident
feeling or showing confidence in oneself or one's abilities or qualities
steadfast
firmly fixed; constant, not moving or changing
formal
following rules or customs, often in an exact and proper way
prohibit
formally forbid (something) by law, rule, or other authority
outskirts
fringes; outer border
alert
fully aware and attentive; wide-awake; keen
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