100 terms

Wordlywise Grade 5 - List 2

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bland
gentle, soothing, mild; lacking interest or taste
dedicate
give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
pursue
go in search of or hunt for
cargo
goods carried by a large vehicle
elegant
graceful or refined in appearance or behavior
avalanche
great mass of falling snow and ice
subsequent
happening afterward; following in order
primitive
happening early in the history of humans and the world, or simple and not complicated
brittle
hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable
burden
hardship; something difficult to bear
desperate
having an urgent need or desire
blizzard
heavy snowstorm with strong winds
altitude
height above sea level
conceal
hide
superior
higher in rank, status, or quality
reign
hold royal office; rule as monarch
gigantic
huge, giant, immense
significant
important in effect or meaning
major
important, serious, or significant
brilliant
intensely bright or colorful; intelligent
mirth
Jollity, merriment; amusement or laughter
preserve
keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
frivolous
lacking in seriousness or importance
feeble
lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness
substantial
large, important; major, significant
sluggish
lazy; slow-moving; not active, dull
pardon
legal forgiveness of a crime
duration
length of time something lasts
flimsy
light, thin, and insubstantial
prone
likely or liable to suffer from, do, or experience something unpleasant or regrettable OR lying flat, especially face downwards
nostalgia
longing for the past
despair
loss of hope
bask
luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth
molten
made liquid by heat; melted
provide
make available for use; supply
budge
make or cause to make the slightest movement
sparse
meager, scant; scattered
ample
more than enough
distress
negative stress
obsolete
no longer in use
boisterous
noisy and wild; unruly
idle
not active or in use
rigid
not bending
unwieldy
not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexity
seldom
not often
barren
not productive, bare
cluster
number of similar things grouped together
negotiate
obtain or bring about by discussion OR find a way over or through an obstacle
intense
of extreme force, degree, or strength
puny
of less than normal strength or size; of no importance
minor
of lesser importance or stature or rank
optimist
one who expects things to turn out for the best
kin
one's family and relations
pedestrian
ordinary, dull, commonplace OR a person walking rather than travelling in a vehicle
experiment
perform a scientific procedure, especially in a laboratory, to determine something
convince
persuade
destination
place to which something or someone is going
vow
pledge, promise
thwart
prevent; frustrate
former
previous
pledge
promise
riot
public disorder or violence
combine
put together
available
ready for use, at hand
foolhardy
reckless; bold without judgement
urban
refined in manner or style, suave, city-like
decline
refuse to accept; grow worse
ancestor
relative who lived in the past
likeness
resemblance
translate
restate from one language into another language
absurd
ridiculous
harsh
rough, strict, severe
flee
run away from a place or situation of danger
ferocious
savagely fierce, cruel, or violent
export
send (goods or services) to another country for sale.
establish
set up on a firm or permanent basis
tremor
shaking or trembling
heroic
showing extreme courage
bondage
slavery; any state of being bound or held down
slither
slide or glide like a snake
catapult
slingshot; hurling maching
fume
smoke, vapor, or gas or an angry mood
disaster
something that causes great damage or harm
obstacle
something that prevents one from moving forward
hangar
storage area (like garage) for a plane
notable
striking, remarkable
suffocate
struggle for breath
lurch
sudden, forward movement
edible
suitable for use as food
compassion
sympathy for another's suffering; pity
depart
the act of leaving
soar
the act of rising upward into the air
upbringing
the care and training a child gets while growing up
carcass
the dead body of an animal
harvest
the gathering of a ripened crop
horizon
the line at which the earth's surface and the sky appear to meet
character
the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual or a person in a novel or movie or story
maximum
the most possible
snout
the nose or jaws that stick out in front of certain animals' heads
summit
the peak or highest point OR a meeting between heads of government
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