WM Grade 4 #3 (2016-17)

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throng
a large group of people; crowd
to crowd
launch
to throw or spring forward; hurl
to send off, esp. with force
to set afloat.
to give a start to; begin
a small open or partly covered motorboat
the act of sending off, setting afloat, throwing or starting
rapid
very fast
annoyance
slight anger or impatience
a source or cause of slight anger or impatience
chafe
to become irritated or impatient
to rub so as to wear away or make sore
aloof
cool, distant, and not friendly
at a distance; apart
remedy
a medicine or treatment that cures or relieves
something that corrects a problem
to provide or serve as a cure or solution for
shackle
a ring or band that prevents free use of the legs or arms
something that prevents free action
to bind or fasten with a ring or band placed on the legs or arms
to prevent free action
desolate
lonely and sad; gloomy
without signs of life; deserted; barren
left neglected or in ruins
bridle
the straps, bit, and reins that fit over a horse's head and are used for control
to control; restrain
seize
to take possession of by force
to take hold of suddenly and with force; grab
to take or use eagerly or quickly
garish
too bright or showy; gaudy
prop
something used to hold up another thing
an object used by a performer or actor or used to create a certain effect in a play or movie
to keep from falling or slipping by providing a support under or against
to give help, encouragement, or support to
contemplate
to look at with careful, thoughtful attention
to think about carefully and deeply
to have in mind; to plan on
gaudy
too bright or showy: garish
damage
to cause harm or loss to
loss or harm caused by injury to a person's body or property
jolt
to move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
to cause to be upset
an abrupt, jerky, and usually powerful blow or movement
a sudden shock or surprise
dismal
very gloomy; dreary
craving
a great desire or longing
propel
to make something move, usually forward or onward
remote
far off in place or time
secluded
very small in degree
distant in manner; aloof
not closely connected or related
a device that controls something from a distance
dinghy
a small, light rowboat
a rubber life raft
lop
to cut off branches or twigs from
to eliminate as unnecessary or undesirable
to hang downward; droop
material cut away from a tree
dreary
dull and depressing
trench
a long narrow ditch
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