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Elise Wordmasters #1 5th Grade

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Escapade
A daring or adventurous act; an undertaking which goes against convention.
Doff
(clothing) To remove or take off, especially of clothing.
To remove or tip a hat, as in greeting, salutation or as a mark of respect.
To get rid of, to throw off.
(reflexive) To strip; to divest; to undress.
Hostile
Belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or enemies; inimical; unfriendly
Aggressive, antagonistic.
Of a hostile takeover.
Declaration
A written or oral indication of a fact, opinion, or belief.
A list of items for various legal purposes, e.g. customs declaration.
The act or process of declaring.
(cricket) The act, by the captain of a batting side, of declaring an innings closed.
(law) In common law, the formal document specifying plaintiff's cause of action, including the facts necessary to sustain a proper cause of action, and to advise the defendant of the grounds upon which he is being sued.
(computing) The specification of a variable's type.
Taunt
Verb
to make fun of (someone); to goad (a person) into responding, often in an aggressive manner.
Noun
A scornful or mocking remark; a jeer or mockery
Adjective
(nautical) Very high or tall.
Zany
Adjective
Unusual and bizarre in a funny, comical way; outlandish; clownish.
Ludicrously or incongruously comical.
Noun
(obsolete) A fool or clown, especially one whose business on the stage is to imitate foolishly the actions of the principal clown.
Verb
(obsolete) To mimic foolishly.
Outcast
Verb
To cast out; to banish. [from 14th c.]
Adjective
That has been cast out; banished, ostracized. [from 14th c.]
Noun
One that has been excluded from a society or system, a pariah. [from 14th c.]
Beckon
Verb
(transitive) To wave or nod to somebody with the intention to make the person come closer.
(transitive) To seem attractive and inviting
Noun
A sign made without words; a beck.
A children's game similar to hide and seek in which children who have been "caught" may escape if they see another hider beckon to them.
Droll
Adjective
oddly humorous; whimsical, amusing in a quaint way; waggish
Noun
(archaic) A buffoon
Verb
(archaic) To joke, to jest.
Commerce
Noun
(business) The exchange or buying and selling of commodities; especially the exchange of merchandise, on a large scale, between different places or communities; extended trade or traffic.
Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity.
A 19th-century French card game in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.
Verb
(dated) To carry on trade; to traffic.
(dated) To hold intercourse; to commune.
Furl
Verb
(transitive) To lower, roll up and secure (something, such as a sail or flag)
Strenuous
Adjective
Having great vigour or energy
(of a task) Requiring great exertion; very laborious
Apparel
Noun
Clothing.
A small ornamental piece of embroidery worn on albs and some other ecclesiastical vestments.
(nautical) The furniture of a ship, such as masts, sails, rigging, anchors, guns, etc.
Verb
(transitive) To furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out.
(transitive) To dress or clothe; to attire.
(transitive) To dress with external ornaments; to cover with something ornamental
Dismiss
Verb
(transitive) To discharge; to end the employment or service of.
(transitive) To order to leave.
(transitive) To dispel; to rid one's mind of.
(transitive) To reject; to refuse to accept.
To send or put away.
(transitive, cricket) To get a batsman out.
(transitive, soccer) To give someone a red card; to send off.
Genial
Adjective
Friendly and cheerful.
(especially of weather) Pleasantly mild and warm.
Marked by genius.
(archaic) Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive.
(obsolete) Belonging to one's genius or natural character; native; natural; inborn.
Adjective
(anatomy) Relating to the chin; genian.
Pleasantly
Adverb
In a pleasant manner; so as to achieve a pleasant result.
(degree) Lightly
(obsolete) Ludicrously.
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