25 terms

WordMasters Challenge-Grade 5 Fall

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escapade
a reckless adventure or wild prank; an escape from confinement or restraint
doff
to remove or take off, as clothing; to tip (the hat), as in greeting; to throw off; get rid of
hostile
of, relating to, or characteristic of an enemy: a hostile nation; opposed in feeling, action, or character; antagonistic; hostile criticism; unfriendly, unfavorable, aggressive
declaration
the act of declaring; announcement; a positive, explicit, or formal statement; proclamation; an official or public statement
taunt
to reproach in a sarcastic, insulting, or jeering manner; mock; twit
zany
ludicrously or whimsically comical; clownish; one who plays the clown or fool in order to amuse others; a comically wild or eccentric person; clown; a silly person
outcast
a person who is rejected or cast out, as from home or society; a homeless wanderer; vagabond; rejected matter; refuse
beckon
to signal, summon, or direct by a gesture of the head or hand; to lure; entice; a nod, gesture that signals, directs, indicates agreement, or the like
droll
amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous; waggish; jester; to jest; joke
commerce
an interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale between different countries (foreign commerce) or between different parts of the same country (domestic commerce); trade; business; social relations, especially the exchange of views, attitudes, etc.
furl
to gather into a compact roll and bind securely, as a sail against a spar or a flag against its staff
strenuous
characterized by vigorous exertion, as action, efforts; demanding; laborious, energetic, or zealously active; needing much effort; using a lot of energy
apparel
clothing, especially outerwear; garments; attire; anything that decorates or covers; guise; the masts, sails, anchor used to equip a vessel
dismiss
to direct (an assembly of persons) to disperse or go; to bid or allow (a person) to go; give permission or a request to depart; to discharge or remove, as from office or service; put away from consideration, reject; to send away
genial
warmly and pleasantly cheerful; cordial; favorable for life, growth, or comfort; pleasantly warm; comfortably mild; characterized by genius; friendly
pleasantry
good-humored teasing; banter; a humorous or jesting remark; a courteous social remark used to initiate or facilitate a conversation; a polite, casual or agreeable remark
banish
to expel from or relegate to a country or place by authoritative decree; condemn to exile; to compel to depart; send, drive, or put away
indignant
feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered offensive, insulting; angered at something unjust or wrong
finery
fine or showy dress, ornaments; beautiful clothes for a special occasion
cherish
to hold or treat as dear; feel love for; to care for tenderly; nurture; to cling fondly or inveterately; to value highly, to take special care of
perverse
willfully determined or disposed to go counter to what is expected or desired; contrary; wayward or cantankerous; to go against what is expected, stubborn
feat
a noteworthy or extraordinary act or achievement, usually displaying boldness, skill, a specialized skill
discard
to cast aside or dispose of; get rid of
imposing
very impressive because of great size, stately appearance, dignity, elegance
merchant
a person who buys and sells commodities for profit; dealer; trader; a storekeeper; retailer

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