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4th Grade National Spelling Bee Word List #1 2012-2013

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wordiness
uses more words than necessary
arrest
the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
dispatch
the act of sending off something
slight
pay no attention to, disrespect
dispute
a disagreement or argument about something important
culture
all the knowledge and values shared by a society
undertow
when water flows back into the ocean under incoming waves
plundered
to take goods by force or wrongfully
presume
To take for granted
innermost
being deepest within the self
canteen
a flask for carrying water
deposit
a partial payment made at the time of purchase
worthwhile
worth one's time and effort
income
money received
climate
weather over a long period of time
conflict
struggle or clash between opposing characters or opposing forces
merit
the quality of being good or worthy, or deserving praise and reward
reveal
make clear and visible
director
The person in charge; the one who gives directions
falter
to hesitate from lack of courage or confidence
cushion
a pillow or a pad with a soft filling
cucumber
cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable
decade
a period of 10 years
wavelength
the distance between two corresponding parts of a wave
harness
straps or bands used to hitch an animal to a cart, plow, or other piece of equipment
rustic
(adj.) country-like; simple, plain; awkward; (n.) one who lives in the country
pleasant
Something that is enjoyable and makes you happy
disturbed
troubled; worried
describe
explain something: to give an account of something by giving details of its characteristics
extreme
much more than usual; very great
factoid
a brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item
despite
to do something regardless of it's consequence, with no respect to someone's feelings
pineapple
large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves
blackboard
sheet of slate
sentence
a group of words that expresses a complete thought
detail
This is a piece of information that is used to support a main idea.
brutal
Cruel; harsh; heartless
slander
to speak badly about someone publicly
weakness
n. a fault, a quality lacking strength
whiskery
something or someone with a lot of whiskers.
whiteout
a condition of heavily falling or blowing snow, making it very hard to see
moonlight
the light of the moon
critic
a person who judges whether something is good or bad
upbringing
The care and training a child gets while growing up.
mislead
lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
patient
Willing to wait without complaining
admirer
someone who likes a person
Martian
Of or relating to the planet Mars or its hypothetical inhabitants.
tinkerer
a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
conch
large spiral shell