25 terms

Wordmasters Winter 2017-2018 4th Grade Blue

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gulch
a deep or precipitous cleft: ravine; especially: one occupied by a torrent
magnify
cause to be or look larger; enlarge; amplify; exaggerate
hardy
Bold, brave, capable of withstanding hardship, fatigue, cold, etc.
fiber
indigestible substances in foods, made mostly of carbohydrate
lure
qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
burly
strongly and heavily built; husky
hail
precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
taper
Gradual diminution of width or thickness in an elongated object.
prissy
excessively proper; affectedly correct; prim
bulk
majority, or large size or weight of something
quaver
to shake, tremble; to trill
ebony
a hard, heavy, durable wood, most highly prized when black
nomad
a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons
still
calm, motionless, stationary
fleeting
passing quickly, transitory
crater
the depression at the summit of a volcano or that which is produced by a meteorite impact
wispy
thin, lightweight, and easily broken
narrow
long and not wide : small from one side to the other side
mound
structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
totter
move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
miniscule
very small, tiny; a lowercase letter
dollop
a lump or blob of some substance
rove
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
gaping
something that is wide open and exposed
trace
follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something
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