50 terms

5th Grade Combined 1st & 2nd Challenge Lists

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cleft
(n.) split, crevice; (adj.) split or divided
stifle
(n.) joint next to the hind leg of a quadruped-horse dog; (v.) to smother, prevent from breathing; to hold back or choke off
petty
(adj.) unimportant, trivial; narrow-minded; secondary in rank, minor, small and insignificant
omen
(n.) a sign of future events to happen; a sign of future good or evil
amplify
(v.) to make stronger, larger, greater, louder, more powerful
grave
(n.) a burial place; (v.) to carve or cut such as to engrave; (adj.) serious, important, alarming
chasm
(n.) a deep fissure in the earth, rock, or another surface, a large gap; (n.) division or separation between two groups
intimidate
(v.) to make timid or fearful by threats; frighten
porous
(adj.) full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water; absorbent
meteor
(n.) a piece of rock or metal that burns and glows brightly in the sky as it falls from outer space into the Earth's atmosphere
threaten
(v.) intimidate; give signs of a warning; to cause to feel insecure or anxious; to intend to do harm or something unwanted
ravenous
(adj. ) greedy; very hungry; eager for satisfaction
keepsake
(n.) something kept in memory of the giver; a souvenir; a reminder
afflict
(v.) to cause severe physical pain or mental suffering
celestial
(adj.) having to do with the sky or heavens
milestone
(n.) an important event; (n,) a sign marking the number of miles of distance
coax
(v.) to influence or persuade someone gently and patiently to do something; to manipulate
lanky
(adj.) ungracefully tall and thin
spoilsport
(n.) one who spoils the fun or enjoyment of others
vex
(v.) to annoy; irritate; puzzle; confuse; trouble; bring distress; (v.) to shake or toss about
sluggish
(adj.) lazy; slow-moving; inactive, dull
chink
(n.) a narrow opening or crack, typically one that admits light; (n.) a weak spot that may leave one vulnerable; (n.) coin, money; (n.) short, sharp sound (v.) to fill the chinks as by caulking; to make a metallic sound
muffle
(v.) to lessen the sound of; wrap or cover for warmth; to wrap with something to deaden or prevent sound; conceal or hide
thickset
(adj.) short, thick body; stocky; (adj.) closely placed as in trees in the woods
feud
(n.) a bitter quarrel between two parties or families; (v.) to carry on a long quarrel
texture
(n.) the feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface, substance, or fabric; (n.) basic structure, elements of poetry; (n.) essential part; (v.) to add to the surface of something such as to texture a wall
stagger
(v.) to move unsteadily; to doubt or hesitate; (v.) to arrange or alternate a pattern
gritty
(adj.) feeling like sand; (adj.) willing to face danger; courageous, and determined persistent; having tough qualities; able to face tough challenges
alloy
(n.) a combination of different things, people; (n.) a mixture of two or more metals
scan
(v.) inspect; to examine closely; to look over quickly but thoroughly; (v.) to use equipment to gather data/images such as scan a photo or scan a part of the body for medical testing; (v.) to look from one point to another point
vulnerable
(adj.) open to attack; (adj.) capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected; )capable of being physically or emotionally wounded
mongrel
(n.) an inferior dog or one of mixed breed; plant (n.) any cross between different things.
scuttle
(v.) to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; (v.) to run or move with short, hurried movements; to scurry; abandon, discard, scrap, ditch, dump; (n.) shallow open basket for carrying something such as grain or garden produce; (n.) metal pail; (n.) small opening with a lid in a wall, roof or ship
rugged
(adj.) rough, irregular; severe, stern; strong; stormy; uneven, rough, bumpy; rough, uneven surface; (adj.) turbulent, stormy; (adj.) seamed with wrinkles and furrows; weathered; (adj.) strongly built; robust
spire
(n.) steeple; pointed roof especially of a tower; (n.) upper tapering part of something such as tip of a branch on a tree or a deer's antler; (v,.) to rise as if in a spiral
taper
(v.) to decrease in thickness or width; to diminish gradually; (n.) candle
immune
(adj.) safe from harm; protected; resistant to; free or exempt from; protected from an infectious disease; protected against something harmful
ore
(n.) a mineral or rock that contains a large enough concentration of a mineral making it profitable to mine
falter
(v.) to hesitate, stumble, lose courage; to speak hesitatingly; to lose drive, weaken, decline, start to lose strength or momentum; (v.) to speak brokenly; stammer
infected
(v.) full of germs or bacteria that make you sick; poisoned, tainted, corrupted, contaminated; (v.) to try and induce sympathy, belief or support
mill
1. (n.) a plant consisting of buildings with facilities for manufacturing; 2. (n.) a machine that grinds grain; 3. (n.) a machine used for stamping coins; 4. (n.) a slow, mechanical process or routine; 5. (n.) a difficult or educational experience such as "through the mill"; 6. (n.) the engine of an automobile or boat
slacken
(v.) slow down; loosen; become loose; to relax
glutted
(v.) filled beyond capacity; to feed or fill to excess; overfilled; to exceed demand
lumber
(v.) Walk in a heavy or clumsy way, sometimes due to being weighed down; to move slowly and awkwardly; (n.) wood that has been sawed into boards; (v.) to heap together in disorder; to clutter as in "they play to lumber the town with a giant ski resort"
ramble
(v.) to talk on and on pointlessly, without clear direction; (v. ) to wander aimlessly from place to place
taut
(adj.) pulled tightly; (adj.) kept in proper order or condition; not loose or flabby
mine
(n.) a pit from which coal, minerals, or precious stones are taken by digging; (adj.) belonging to me; (v.) to dig beneath the surface or to gather information
goad
(v.) to drive or urge on; (n.) something used to drive or urge on; something that pains as if by picking; thorn; pointed rod used to urge on an animal; something that urges or stimulates into action; spur
destitute
(adj.) deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in necessities like food and shelter; extremely poor
forge
(v.) to create; to give form or shape to; (v.) to advance gradually; to drive forward; (v.) to make or imitate with the intent to falsify/defraud; (n.) a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering