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Discarded
Thrown away, gotten rid of.The librarian discarded all the old books.
Galleon
A large sailing ship. The Pirates boarded the galleon in search of treasure.
Grappling
Struggling. He was grappling with the idea of a rainy summer.
Casement
A window that opens outward on hinges. He stuck his head out of the casement and hollered.
Writhe
To move in a twisting motion. Josh's stomach ache caused him to writhe in pain.
Dismay
To upset or dismiss. The students were dismayed to learn of the pop quiz.
Blunder
To make a mistake. The class blundered the last question on the test.
Sundered
To break into two or more pieces.
Battery
Two or more pieces of artillery used for combined action.
Brooding
Full of worry, troubled. He stared at the test broodingly.
Prominent
Well known, widely recognized. Mrs. Smith is a prominent member of the community.
Shrewdly
Wisely or in a clever way. Mary shrewdly decided to leave early to avoid traffic.
Eloquence
Forceful, convincing speech.
Cynical
Mistrustful of others sincerity. Jordan was cynical about the claim that his sneakers would make him jump higher.
Incredulous
Unwilling or unable to believe something. The teacher was incredulous when everyone passed the test.
Insinuation
A suggestion or hint intended to insult. When Mark suggested Gale needed to study harder than the others the insinuation was hard to take.