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Wordlywise Grade 5 - List 3

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course
the route or direction followed by a vessel or a path, route, or channel along which anything moves
prosper
the state of being successful usually by making a lot of money
fascinate
to attract; to strongly hold the interest of
perish
to be destroyed; die
betray
to be disloyal to
resemble
to be like or similar to
oppose
to be or act against
jest
to be playful in speech and actions; to joke
teem
to become filled to overflowing; to be present in large quantities
decrease
to become or make less
donate
to bestow as a gift, especially for a worthy cause.
revive
to bring back to life
terminate
to bring to an end
purchase
to buy
introduce
to cause to know; to make known by name
associate
to connect or bring into relation; to join as a companion or ally
denounce
to criticize publicly
hew
to cut with blows of a heavy cutting instrument
proclaim
to declare publicly or officially
taper
to decrease in thickness or width
conquer
to defeat
yearn
to desire strongly or persistently; have affection for
excavate
to dig up
celebrate
to do something special or enjoyable for an important event, occasion, holiday
gorge
to eat or swallow greedily OR a narrow valley between hills or mountains
escalate
to elevate; to increase in intensity
evade
to elude or avoid by cunning; to flee from a pursuer
overthrow
to end the rule or or to defeat often by using force
topple
to fall forward; to overturn, bring about the downfall of
ripple
to form small waves
petrify
to frighten or terrify or to solidify or turn to stone
accustom
to get used to
inflict
to give or cause something unpleasant, impose
dictate
to give orders
assign
to give someone a particular job or task
abdicate
to give up a position, right, or power
proceed
to go forward or onward
bungle
to handle badly; to botch or mess up
dominate
to have command or control over
employ
to hire and put to work for pay
retain
to hold or keep
mimic
to imitate the behavior of someone
expand
to increase in number, volume, or scope
meddle
to involve oneself in other people's affairs without being asked
exasperate
to irritate, annoy, or anger
taunt
to jeer at, mock; an insulting or mocking remark
illuminate
to light up or make clear
restrict
to limit
investigate
to look into closely; to study in great detail
deteriorate
to lower in quality or value; to wear away
accomodate
to make fit; to help
ridicule
to make fun of
brace
to make ready for a shock; to prepare; support for something weak
compensate
to make up for; to repay for services
lumber
to move slowly and awkwardly
ascend
to move upward
require
to need something
cultivate
to nurture, improve, refine
penetrate
to pass into or through
exert
to put forth or bring to bear
assemble
to put or bring together
abolish
to put to an end to
hoist
to raise or lift
convalesce
to recover from an illness
exult
to rejoice greatly
extract
to remove, esp. with effort
retire
to retreat, as from battle OR to stop working because one has reached a certain age
revert
to return to a former condition
stimulate
to rouse or excite to action or increased action; to spur on
reassure
to say or do something to remove doubt
predict
to say what will happen before it occurs
expel
to send out or away
sever
to separate, divide into parts
liberate
to set free
wither
to shrivel up or lose liveliness or freshness
accelerate
to speed up; to move faster
navigate
to steer or direct a ship or airplane
protrude
to stick out, thrust forth
intercept
to stop or seize something while it is on its way somewhere
suspend
to stop; to put on hold
accomplish
to succeed in doing something
assume
to take for granted; to suppose
lure
to tempt or attract with the promise of something good
challenge
to test the ability, skill, or strength of someone/something
comprehend
to understand
rouse
to wake or provoke
waddle
to walk awkwardly, rocking side to side like a duck or penguin
saunter
to walk in a leisurely manner
erode
to wear away slowly
premature
too early; happening or arriving before the proper time
contact
touching or meeting; association; connection
reluctant
unwilling, holding back
hilarious
very funny
immense
very large or great; beyond ordinary means of measurement
numerous
very many
tropical
warm, moist climate zone near the equator
flail
wave or swing wildly
tolerant
willing to accept or respect ideas or people that you don't agree with
obedient
willing to obey
patient
willing to wait without complaining OR a person receiving or registered to receive medical treatment
to delay by being evasive
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