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3rd Grade WordMasters Winter 2013

Challenge list for 3rd grade for the 2012-2013 Wordmasters challenges. Each word has only one definition, but this may not be the only definition for the word.
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rudder
noun -(nautical) steering mechanism consisting of a hinged vertical plate mounted at the stern of a vessel
scramble
noun -an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
pastel
adjective-any of various pale or light colors, delicate and pale in color
swamp
noun - low land that is seasonally flooded
flee
verb- to run away from danger or from something frightening
mild
adjective- moderate in type or degree or effect or force, mild and pleasant
grain
noun- dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
soothe
verb- to calm or relieve
arid
adjective -lacking sufficient water or rainfall
breeze
noun- a slight wind (usually refreshing)
harvest
noun- the gathering of a ripened crop
balmy
adjective- mild and pleasant
jangle
noun- a metallic sound
conceal
verb- prevent from being seen or discovered
hasty
adjective -excessively quick
melody
noun- the perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes
plod
verb- to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
lavender
adjective- of a pale purple color
tangle
noun- something jumbled or confused
abandon
noun- the trait of lacking restraint or control
moist
adjective- slightly wet
desert
noun- an arid region with little or no vegetation
clatter
noun- a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement)
frigid
adjective- extremely cold
yacht
noun- an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing