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Wordmasters Spring 2017

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grove
n-a small wood or forested area, usually with no undergrowth
n-a small orchard or stand of fruit-bearing trees, especially citrus trees
hanker
v-to have a restless or incessant longing
tawny
adj- of a dark yellowish or dull yellowish-brown color
n-a shade of brown tinged with yellow; dull yellowish brown.
atoll
n-a ring-shaped coral reef or a string of closely spaced small coral islands, enclosing or nearly enclosing a shallow lagoon
flit
v- to move lightly and swiftly; fly, dart, or skim along
scruffy
adj- untidy; shabby
ravine
n- a narrow steep-sided valley commonly eroded by running water
embroider
v-to decorate with ornamental needlework.
blunt
adj- having an obtuse, thick, or dull edge or point; rounded; not sharp
adj- abrupt in address or manner
v-to make blunt or dull:
crop
n- the cultivated produce of the ground, while growing or when gathered:
the wheat crop.
n-also called riding crop. a short riding whip consisting of a stock without a lash.
v-to cut short
adorn
v- to decorate or add beauty to, as by ornaments
v-to make more pleasing, attractive, impressive, etc.; enhance
sage
n-a profoundly wise person; a person famed for wisdom
n-someone venerated for the possession of wisdom, judgment, and experience.
dell
na small, usually wooded valley; vale.
reap
v-to cut (wheat, rye, etc.) with a sickle or other implement or a machine, as in harvest.
v-to gather or take (a crop, harvest, etc.).
keen
adj- finely sharpened, as an edge; so shaped as to cut or pierce substances readily:
adj- eager; interested; enthusiastic
adj- intense, as feeling or desire
gem
n- a cut and polished precious stone or pearl fine enough for use in jewelry.
n- something likened to or prized as such a stone because of its beauty or worth:
hover
v-to hang fluttering or suspended in the air
v-to keep lingering about; wait near at hand.
shrewd
adj- astute or sharp in practical matters
adj- keen; piercing.
glade
n- an open space in a forest.
veer
v-to change direction or turn about or aside; shift, turn, or change from one course, position, inclination, etc., to another:to alter the direction or v- course of; turn.
tranquil
adj- free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm:
herb
n-a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody.such a plant when valued n-for its medicinal properties, flavor, scent, or the like.
pare
v-to cut off the outer coating, layer, or part of.
frilly
adj- covered with or marked by frills
adj- frivolous; inconsequential
oasis
n-a small fertile or green area in a desert region, usually having a spring or well.something serving n-as a refuge, relief, or pleasant change from what is usual, annoying, difficult, e