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Wordlywise Grade 6 - List 3

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quest
noun the act of searching for something; verb seek alms, as for religious purposes; search the trail of (game); make a search (for)
transfer
the act of moving something from one location to another;
siege
noun the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
function
noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; what something is used for; a formal or official social gathering or ceremony; a relation such that one thing is dependent on another; serve a purpose, role, or function
onset
noun the beginning or early stages; (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
esteem
noun the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded); an attitude of admiration or esteem; a feeling of delighted approval and liking; verb look on as or consider; regard highly; think much of
impurity
noun the condition of being impure; worthless or dangerous material that should be removed
triumph
noun the exultation of victory; a successful ending of a struggle or contest; verb to express great joy; dwell on with satisfaction; prove superior; be ecstatic with joy
exhilaration
noun the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
plummet
noun the metal bob of a plumb line; verb drop sharply
ooze
noun the process of seeping; any thick messy substance; verb release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
majority
noun the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part; (elections) more than half of the votes; the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs
fatality
noun the quality of being able to cause death or fatal disasters; a death resulting from an accident or a disaster
splendor
noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand; a quality that outshines the usual
debris
noun the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
poverty
noun the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
habitat
noun the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
ferry
noun transport by boat or aircraft; a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule; verb travel by ferry; transport by ferry; transport from one place to another
anticipate
realize beforehand
motion
the action or process of moving or being moved OR a formal proposal put to a legislature or committee OR (N) direct or command (someone) with a movement of the hand or head
fad
trend
inscribe
mark with one's signature; carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
sustain
verb admit as valid; supply with necessities and support; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; provide with nourishment; be the physical support of; carry the weight of; lengthen or extend in duration or space
captivate
verb attract; cause to be enamored
persevere
verb be persistent, refuse to stop
inhabit
verb be present in; be inside of; inhabit or live in
coincide
verb be the same; go with, fall together; happen simultaneously
corrode
verb become destroyed by water, air, or an etching chemical such as an acid; cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
originate
verb bring into being; come into existence; take on form or shape; begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.
deceive
verb cause someone to believe an untruth; be false to; be dishonest with
detain
verb cause to be slowed down or delayed; stop or halt; deprive of freedom; take into confinement
soothe
verb cause to feel better; give moral or emotional strength to
propel
verb cause to move forward with force; give an incentive for action
accumulate
verb collect or gather; get or gather together
vanquish
verb come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
emerge
verb come out into view, as from concealment; become known or apparent; come up to the surface of or rise; come out of; happen or occur as a result of something
compete
verb compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
contribute
verb contribute to some cause; be conducive to; provide; bestow a quality on
quench
satisfy (thirst)
strew
verb cover; be dispersed over; spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic)
collide
verb crash together with violent impact; cause to collide; be incompatible; be or come into conflict
elicit
verb derive by reason; deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
violate
verb destroy; fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; destroy and strip of its possession; act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; force (someone) to have sex against their will; violate the sacred character of a place or language
wend
verb direct one's course or way
detect
verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
excel
verb distinguish oneself
envelop
verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
engross
verb engage or engross wholly; engross (oneself) fully
elude
verb escape, either physically or mentally; be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
commend
verb express approval of; mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship; express a good opinion of; give to in charge; present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence
rejoice
verb feel happiness or joy; to express great joy; be ecstatic with joy
inflate
verb fill with gas or air; exaggerate or make bigger; increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value; cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit; become inflated
repel
verb force or drive back; cause to move back by force or influence; be repellent to; cause aversion in; reject outright and bluntly; fill with distaste
restore
verb give or bring back; bring back into original existence, use, function, or position; return to its original or usable and functioning condition; return to life; get or give new life or energy; restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
accompany
verb go or travel along with; perform an accompaniment to; be associated with; be a companion to somebody
hover
verb hang in the air; fly or be suspended above; move to and fro; be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action; be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity; hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
exist
verb have an existence, be extant; support oneself
possess
verb have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill; enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas; have ownership or possession of
restrain
verb hold back; to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; keep under control; keep in check; place limits on (extent or access); to compel or deter by or as if by threats
extend
verb increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; prolong the time allowed for payment of; expand the influence of; open or straighten out; unbend; make available; provide; reach outward in space; extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body;
appreciate
verb increase the value of; gain in value; be fully aware of; realize fully; recognize with gratitude; be grateful for; hold dear
dwell
verb inhabit or live in; originate (in); think moodily or anxiously about something; come back to
punctuate
verb insert punctuation marks into; interrupt periodically; to stress, single out as important
infest
verb invade in great numbers; live on or in a host, as of parasites; occupy in large numbers or live on a host
exterminate
verb kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many; destroy completely, as if down to the roots
vacate
verb leave behind empty; move out of; leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; annul by recalling or rescinding
diminish
verb lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; decrease in size, extent, or range
degrade
verb lower the grade of something; reduce its worth; reduce the level of land, as by erosion; reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
retaliate
verb make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil; take revenge for a perceived wrong
domesticate
verb make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans; overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
adapt
verb make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
pollute
verb make impure
integrate
verb make into a whole or make part of a whole; become one; become integrated; calculate the integral of; calculate by integration; open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups
complicate
verb make more complex, intricate, or richer; make more complicated
contaminate
verb make radioactive by adding radioactive material; make impure
interpret
restate (words) from one language into another language;
reinforce
verb make stronger; strengthen and support with rewards
aggravate
verb make worse; exasperate or irritate
overpower
verb overcome by superior force; overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
improvise
verb perform without preparation; manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
sheathe
verb plunge or bury (a knife or sword) in flesh; enclose with a sheath; cover with a protective sheathing
exclude
verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted; prevent from entering; shut out; lack or fail to include; prevent from entering; keep out; put out or expel from a place
furnish
verb provide or equip with furniture; provide or furnish with
compose
verb put together out of existing material; write music; calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; form the substance of; make up plans or basic details for; produce a literary work
attain
verb reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; reach a destination, either real or abstract; find unexpectedly; to gain with effort
relinquish
verb relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another; release, as from one's grip; turn away from; give up; part with a possession or right; do without or cease to hold or adhere to
unveil
verb remove the veil from; remove the cover from; make visible
retrieve
verb run after, pick up, and bring to the master; recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; get or find back; recover the use of
install
verb set up for use; place; put into an office or a position
abbreviate
verb shorten; reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
declare
announce publicly or officially
linger
verb take one's time; proceed slowly; remain present although waning or gradually dying; leave slowly and hesitantly; be about; move to and fro
commence
verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; set in motion, cause to start; get off the ground
exaggerate
verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; do something to an excessive degree
err
verb to make a mistake or be incorrect; wander from a direct course or at random
manipulate
control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage;
revolve
verb turn on or around an axis or a center; cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; move in an orbit
evolve
verb undergo development or evolution; work out; gain through experience
deplete
verb use up (resources or materials)
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