50 terms

Spelling bee fourth grade 2018

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insect
one of many small, invertebrate, segmented animals with six legs and often wings.
scale
a collection of musical pitches arranged in ascending or descending order.
crept
went timidly or cautiously or so as to escape notice or attention.
speak
to utter words : talk.
carving
a design or figure made by cutting (something) with deliberate care or practiced precision.
oval
having the shape of an egg.
purse
a receptacle used to carry money and often other small objects.
mossy
covered with a downy, spore-producing plant or something like it.
cattle
domesticated animals with four feet that are kept on farms or ranches usually for meat or milk.
offer
something presented for acceptance.
hairpin
a fastener to hold the thin threadlike outgrowths of the skin on your head in place.
clipper
a fast, full-rigged sailing ship with long slender lines, an overhanging bow, tall masts and a large sail area.
marsh
a tract of soft wet land : swamp.
shabby
threadbare and faded from wear : appearing outworn.
hushed
free of noise or agitation : calm.
manner
the mode or method in which something is done or happens : way, mode, fashion.
scraped
damaged or injured the surface of something by contact with a rough surface.
impact
a forceful contact, collision or onset : the degree or concentration of force in a collision.
breeze
a light, gentle soft-blowing wind.
standoff
tie, draw, deadlock.
narrow
not as wide as usual or as expected.
lazily
in a manner marked by lack of activity.
primers
usually small introductory books on a specific subject.
marbles
little balls made of a hard substance (as glass) typically ranging from about 1/2 inch to about 1 inch in diameter and used in various games.
tennis
a game played by two players or pairs of players with rackets and a ball on a court divided by a low net.
world
the earth with all its inhabitants and all things upon it.
kettle
a metallic vessel used for boiling liquids.
shelves
flat pieces of wood or other material fastened horizontally at a distance from the floor (as on a wall or in a frame) that are used to hold objects.
crumpled
pressed or twisted into folds or wrinkles.
mailboxes
closed containers at or near dwellings that hold the postal material (such as letters) of the people who live there.
perhaps
possibly but not certainly : maybe.
nannies
children's nurses or caregivers.
button
a small device that is secured to an article (as of clothing or upholstery) that works as a fastener by passing it through a hole or loop.
alley
a passageway between buildings.
sprinkle
to scatter in drops or particles.
complete
to bring something to an end often in a finished or perfected state.
diaper
a basic garment for infants consisting of absorbent material (such as cloth) drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist.
transporting
transferring, carrying or moving from one person or place to another.
lukewarm
neither cold nor hot : tepid
violet
a small-flowered plant of a genus of usually spring-blooming flowers that have leafy stems and purple, yellow or white flowers.
castle
a large fortified building often surrounded by a moat.
bicycle
a vehicle that has two wheels one behind the other, a steering handle, a seat and pedals, which are used to propel it.
village
a small cluster of houses and other buildings (as stores and churches) forming a unit distinct from the surrounding countryside.
promptly
at once : immediately, quickly.
matron
a married woman who is usually older and has considerable social position or some other special prestige.
produce
agricultural products (as fresh fruits and vegetables).
horrid
inspiring disgust : nasty.
invitation
a written or verbal request to be present or participate.
faucet
a fixture for drawing a liquid from a pipe or other vessel.
enormous
marked by extraordinarily great size, number, degree or significance.