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3rd Grade WordMasters 2018-2019

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foliage
noun (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament; the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
shatter
verb break into many pieces; break into many pieces
petite
adj. very small; noun a garment size for short or slender women
weakling
noun a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
sprint
noun a quick run; verb run very fast, usually for a short distance
occasional
adj. occurring from time to time; occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals; occuring from time to time
strength
noun the property of being physically or mentally strong; the condition of financial success; capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; physical energy or intensity; permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force; the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation); an asset of special worth or utility; the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty; capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
putter
noun the iron normally used on the putting green; a golfer who is putting; verb move around aimlessly; do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; work lightly
bleak
adj. unpleasantly cold and damp; offering little or no hope; providing no shelter or sustenance
frills
noun a trimming, as a strip of cloth or lace, gathered at one edge and left loose at the other; ruffle, something resembling such a trimming, as the fringe of hair on the chest of some dogs, affectation of manner, style, etc.
straggle
noun a wandering or disorderly grouping (of things or persons); verb go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way; wander from a direct or straight course
dingy
adj. causing dejection; thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot; (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear
shred
noun a tiny or scarcely detectable amount; a small piece of cloth or paper; verb tear into shreds
rust
adj. of the brown color of rust; noun any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants; the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water; a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems caused by a rust fungus; a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture; verb become coated with oxide; become destroyed by water, air, or an etching chemical such as an acid; cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
frequent
adj. frequently encountered; coming at short intervals or habitually; verb be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place; do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
stand
noun a defensive effort; a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade); a small table for holding articles of various kinds; an interruption of normal activity; a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; the position where a thing or person stands; a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air; a support or foundation; a support for displaying various articles; a booth where articles are displayed for sale; a mental position from which things are viewed; verb have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; be available for stud services; be standing; be upright; put into an upright position; be in some specified state or condition; hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; be tall; have a height of; copula; be in effect; be or remain in force; remain inactive or immobile; occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; withstand the force of something
toil
noun productive work (especially physical work done for wages); verb work hard
bulky
adj. of large size for its weight
silver
adj. having the white lustrous sheen of silver; made from or largely consisting of silver; expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver; noun coins made of silver; a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography; silverware eating utensils; a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition; a light shade of grey; verb turn silver; make silver in color; coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam
thrive
verb gain in wealth; grow stronger
lush
adj. full of juice; produced or growing in extreme abundance; characterized by extravagance and profusion; noun a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
portion
noun the allotment of some amount by dividing something; something less than the whole of a human artifact; an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage; assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; something determined in relation to something that includes it; your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); verb give out or allot
spoil
noun the act of stripping and taking by force; the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war); verb become unfit for consumption or use; alter from the original; make imperfect; destroy and strip of its possession; have a strong desire or urge to do something; make a mess of, destroy or ruin; hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; treat with excessive indulgence
ancient
adj. very old; belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire; noun a person who lived in ancient times; a very old person
sapling
noun young tree
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