25 terms

2016-17 WordMasters Grade 3 Blue Division #1

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stable
Noun
1: a building in which domestic animals are sheltered and fed
Adjective
2: not easily changed or affected <a stable government>
blush
Verb
1: to become red in your face because you are ashamed, embarrassed, confused, etc.
He blushed at the compliment.
Adjective
2 : a slight red or pink color
tense
Adjective
1: nervous and not able to relax
<She was feeling pretty tense.>
2: showing or causing nervousness
<a tense situation>
3: a form of a verb that is used to show when an action happened
foe
Noun
1: an enemy
<political foes>
prance
Verb:
1: to walk or move in a lively and proud way
<The singer pranced around on stage.>
2: to move by taking high steps; a horse lifting each hoof up high when moving
slim
Adjective
1: thin in an attractive way
<He has a slim build.>
2: small in amount, size, or degree
<a slim majority>
mold
Noun
1 a : a container that is used to give its shape to something that is poured or pressed into it
<The candles are made in a mold.>
b : something made in a mold
<a large plaster mold of a foot>
2: a soft substance that grows on the surface of damp or rotting things
relax
Verb
1: to become or to cause (something) to become less tense, tight, or stiff
<Her grip on my hand relaxed [=loosened] only after the roller coaster had come to a complete stop.>
2: to stop feeling nervous or worried
<I can't relax with all this noise!>
3: to spend time resting or doing something enjoyable especially after you have been doing work. <After work I like to come home and relax [=unwind] for a while in front of the television.>
4: to become or to cause (something, such as a rule or law) to become less severe or strict
<The commission has voted to relax industry regulations>
puny
Adjective
1: small and weak
<a puny little guy>
2: not very large, impressive, or effective
<We laughed at their puny attempt to trick us.>
lair
Noun
1: the place where a wild animal sleeps
<tracking the bear back to its lair>
2: a place where someone hides or where someone goes to be alone and to feel safe or comfortable <the villain's lair>
gallop
Verb
1: to run very fast
Noun
2: the way a horse or similar animal moves when it is running fast and all four of its feet leave the ground at the same time — often used after "at"
<The horse was at full gallop.>
<The course covers early American history at a gallop. [=very quickly; in a short amount of time]>
rapid
Adjective
1: happening in a short amount of time : happening quickly
<Scientists are concerned about the rapid disappearance of the island's coral reefs.>
2: having a fast rate <rapid breathing>
Noun
3: a fast-flowing part of a river.
bully
1: to frighten, hurt, or threaten (a smaller or weaker person) : to act like a bully toward (someone)
<A group of girls were bullying [=picking on] her at the playground.>
2: to cause (someone) to do something by making threats or insults or by using force <his boss bullied him into working overtime.>
spoil
Verb
1: to have a bad effect on (something) : to damage or ruin (something) <The fight spoiled the party.>
2: to decay or lose freshness especially because of being kept too long <The milk was beginning to spoil.>
3: to give (someone, such as a child) everything that he or she wants : to have a bad effect on (someone) by allowing too many things or by not correcting bad behavior <Her grandparents spoil her.>
4 : to treat (someone) very well <The hotel spoils their guests with fine dining and excellent service.>
bashful
Adjective
1: nervous or uncomfortable in social situations : afraid to talk to people because of a lack of confidence
<She was very bashful [=shy] as a child.>
alien
Noun
1: a person who was born in a different country and is not a citizen of the country in which he or she now lives
<illegal aliens are foreign people who live in a country without having official permission to live there.>
2: a creature that comes from somewhere other than the planet Earth
insult
Verb
1: to do or say something that is offensive to (someone) : to do or say something that shows a lack of respect for (someone)
<She felt they had insulted her by repeatedly ignoring her questions.>
Noun
2: a rude or offensive act or statement
stocky
Adjective
1: short and heavy or broad
<a short, stocky man>
foreigner
Noun
1: a person who is from a country that is not your own
rust
Noun
1: a reddish substance that forms on iron or some other metal usually when it comes in contact with moisture or air. <an old pump covered in rust>
2: a reddish-brown color
Verb
3: to form rust : to become rusty
Your bicycle will rust if you leave it out in the rain.
awkward
1: not graceful : clumsy <She is awkward at dancing.>
2: difficult to use or handle <The box isn't heavy but it has an awkward shape and size.>
3: not easy to deal with <There was an awkward pause in the conversation.>
b : not socially graceful or confident : uneasy or uncomfortable <He feels awkward with/around strangers.>
tone
Noun
1: the quality of a person's voice or musical instrument <He replied in a friendly tone.>
2: a quality, feeling, or attitude expressed by the words that someone uses in speaking or writing
<The speech had religious tones to it.>
3: the general quality of a place, situation, etc.
<the city's upbeat tone>
4: a shade of color <a bright, dark, or light tone of blue>
5: strength and firmness of the muscles or skin
<These exercises help build muscle tone.>
Verb
6: tone (something) down or tone down (something) : to make (something) less forceful, offensive, or harsh <She toned down her wardrobe.>
compliment
[count] : a remark that says something good about someone or something
She gave/paid me a compliment. [=she said something nice about me]
He told her he admired her paintings and she returned/repaid the compliment by saying that she was a fan of his sculptures.
I received a nice compliment yesterday. [=someone said something nice about me yesterday]
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2
[count] : an action that expresses admiration or approval
When customers recommend our company to friends and family members, we consider that to be the highest/bestcompliment we can get.
3
compliments [plural] — used politely to express praise, welcome, or good wishes to someone
Our compliments to the chef! [=we praise the chef for preparing a fine meal]
Please accept this gift with our compliments.
metallic
1
[more metallic; most metallic] : resembling metal: such as
a : shiny like metal
a metallic blue color
We chose a paint with a metallic luster.
b : tasting like metal
The medicine has a metallic taste.
2
: made of metal or containing metal
metallic threads
Silver is a metallic element.
3
[more metallic; most metallic] : having a harsh sound
a metallic [=grating] voice
the metallic screech of the car's brakes
tint
1
[count] : a small amount of color
a photo with a sepia tint
green with a yellowish tint
2
a [count, noncount] : dye used to change the color of hair
b [singular] : an act of changing the color of hair by using dye
She got a red tint at the salon.
2 tint /ˈtɪnt/ verb
tints; tinted; tinting
Learner's definition of TINT
[+ object]
: to give a small amount of color to (something)
They tinted the water with blue dye.
She wanted to have her hair tinted. [=dyed]
— tinted
adjective
tinted glasses/lenses/windows

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