25 terms

WordMaster 5th Grade March/April 2014

plummet mongrel crest devour
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mongrel
animal of mixed breed, especially a dog
plummet
to fall suddenly straight down especially from a very high place; to fall or drop suddenly in amount or value.
lackadaisical
lacking life, spirit or zest
crest
the highest part or point of something; a group of decorative feathers at the top of a bird's head; a special symbol used in the past to represent a family, group, or organization
devour
to eat up greedily or ravenously; to enjoy avidly as in a book
aloft
in the air; in flight
predator
one that preys, destroys, or devours
shear
to cut the hair or wool off, (person or animal)
buoyant
capable of floating; happy and confident
contempt
a feeling that someone or something is not worthy of any respect or approval; the state of being despised
recuperate
to return to normal health or strength after being sick or injured; to get back or regain (money that has been spent or lost)
brusque
markedly short and abrupt; blunt in manner or speech
dispatch
to send (someone or something) quickly to a particular place for a particular purpose; to defeat in a game or contest
submerge
to make (someone or something) go under the surface of water or some other liquid; to cover with liquid; to go underwater
ravenous
very eager or greedy for food, satisfaction, or gratification
tier
a row, rank, or layer; a group of political or geographic divisions that form a row across the map (the southern tier of states)
amass
to collect for oneself; to come together
sullen
gloomily or resentfully silent or repressed; dull or somber in sound or color
trough
a long shallow often v-shaped receptacle for the drinking water or feed of domestic animals; a long, low area between waves or hills
recede
to move or back away; to slant backward; to grow less or smaller
tumultuous
loud, excited, and emotional; involving a lot of violence, confusion, or disorder
blemish
to make something imperfect or less beautiful; to hurt or damage the good condition of something
transmit
to send in the form of electrical signals to a radio, television, computer, etc.; to give or pass from one person to another
rowdy
rough or noisy
debt
an amount of money that you owe to a person, bank, etc; something owed
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