25 terms

WordMasters Challenge-Grade 5 Fall

STUDY
PLAY
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
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR

Flickr Creative Commons Images

Some images used in this set are licensed under the Creative Commons through Flickr.com.
Click to see the original works with their full license.