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Wordlywise Grade 6 - List 1

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moor
(N) a tract of open uncultivated upland, typically covered with heather OR (V) make fast (a boat) by attaching it by cable or rope to the shore or to an anchor.
hoarder
a person who accumulates things and hides them away for future use
appeal
make a serious, urgent, or heartfelt request OR apply to a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower court
catastrophe
a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune; an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
oblivious
adj. (followed by `to' or `of') lacking conscious awareness of; failing to keep in mind
placid
adj. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves; living without undue worry; taking life easy; not easily irritated
tranquil
adj. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves; not agitated; without losing self-possession
extraordinary
adj. far more than usual or expected; beyond what is ordinary or usual;
sear
burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color; become superficially burned
versatile
adj. able to move freely in all directions; competent in many areas and able to turn with ease from one thing to another; changeable or inconstant
hardy
adj. able to survive under unfavorable conditions; having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; resolute and without fear;
frugal
adj. avoiding waste
realistic
adj. aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of realism; representing what is real; not abstract or ideal
efficient
adj. being effective without wasting time or effort or expense; able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
mere
adj. being nothing more than specified; apart from anything else; without additions or modifications; noun a small pond of standing water
miniature
adj. being on a very small scale;
incredible
adj. beyond belief or understanding
mobile
moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)
peculiar
adj. characteristic of one only; distinctive or special;
earnest
resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction.
diligent
adj. characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks; quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
minute
60 seconds
brief
adj. concise and succinct OR a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case; verb give essential information to someone
massive
adj. consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter;
prominent
adj. conspicuous in position or importance; having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
humid
adj. containing or characterized by a great deal of water vapor
paltry
adj. contemptibly small in amount; not worth considering
continuous
adj. continuing in time or space without interruption; of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity
treacherous
adj. dangerously unstable and unpredictable; tending to betray;
preliminary
adj. something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows;
ravenous
adj. devouring or craving food in great quantities; extremely hungry
flammable
adj. easily ignited
convenient
adj. easy to reach; suited to your comfort or purpose or needs; large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense)
eloquent
adj. expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
fantastic
adj. extraordinarily good;
elated
adj. exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits; full of high-spirited delight
bankrupt
adj. financially ruined; noun someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts; verb reduce to bankruptcy
resolute
adj. firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; characterized by quickness and firmness
drastic
adj. forceful and extreme and rigorous
benevolent
adj. generous in providing aid to others;
captive
adj. giving or marked by complete attention to; in captivity; a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
supreme
adj. greatest or maximal in degree; extreme; final or last in your life or progress; highest in excellence or achievement; greatest in status or authority or power
casual
adj. hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
invaluable
adj. having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth
arrogant
adj. having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride
unique
adj. highly unusual or rare but not the single instance; the single one of its kind
rash
adj. imprudently incurring risk; marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences; any red eruption of the skin
abroad
adj. in a foreign country; adv. to or in a foreign country; in a place across an ocean; far away from home or one's usual surroundings
unanimous
adj. in complete agreement; acting together as a single undiversified whole
apprehensive
adj. in fear or dread of possible evil or harm; mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc; quick to understand
fanciful
adj. indulging in or influenced by fancy; having a curiously intricate quality; not based on fact; dubious
pathetic
adj. inspiring scornful pity; inspiring mixed contempt and pity; deserving or inciting pity
arid
adj. lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; lacking sufficient water or rainfall
extensive
adj. large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity;
rural
adj. living in or characteristic of farming or country life; relating to rural areas
antic
adj. ludicrously odd; noun a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement; verb act as or like a clown
vital
adj. manifesting or characteristic of life; performing an essential function in the living body; full of spirit; urgently needed; absolutely necessary
elaborate
adj. marked by complexity and richness of detail
hectic
adj. marked by intense agitation or emotion
discreet
adj. marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint;
stationary
adj. not capable of being moved; standing still
genuine
adj. not fake or counterfeit; being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
conspicuous
adj. obvious to the eye or mind; without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
perpetual
adj. continuing forever or indefinitely
lofty
adj. of imposing height; especially standing out above others; of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
unruly
adj. of persons; noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline; unwilling to submit to authority
sinister
adj. stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable
outmoded
adj. out of fashion
fragrant
adj. pleasant-smelling
mediocre
adj. poor to middling in quality; moderate to inferior in quality; lacking exceptional quality or ability
innate
adj. present at birth but not necessarily hereditary
abundant
adj. present in great quantity
futile
adj. producing no result or effect; unproductive of success
beneficial
adj. promoting or enhancing well-being; tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
extravagant
adj. recklessly wasteful; unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
distinct
adj. recognizable; marked; easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality; clearly or sharply defined to the mind; constituting a separate entity or part
solar
adj. relating to or derived from the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun
veteran
noun an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service;
inept
adj. revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse; generally incompetent and ineffectual; not elegant or graceful in expression
stern
adj. severe and unremitting in making demands; of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; severely simple; noun the rear part of a ship;
shed
verb cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers;
cordial
adj. sincerely or intensely felt; showing warm and heartfelt friendliness;
deft
adj. skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
colossal
adj. so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
constant
continually recurring or continuing without interruption;
appropriate
adj. suitable for a particular person or place or condition
superb
adj. surpassingly good; of surpassing excellence
monotonous
adj. tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
tentative
adj. under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon; unsettled in mind or opinion
clammy
adj. unpleasantly cool and humid
brisk
adj. very active; quick and energetic; imparting vitality and energy; verb become brisk
baffle
be a mystery or bewildering to; hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
analyze
consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning;
aloft
high up in or into the air; upward; at or on or to the masthead or upper rigging of a ship
abandon
leave behind; leave behind empty; move out of
fatigue
noun (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something; temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work;
dissolve
become or cause to become soft or liquid; become weaker;
verdict
noun (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision; can be used in formulating a judgment
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