WordMasters Feb 2011 5th Grade Blue (5b:2:11: Basic)

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windfall
a sudden happening that brings good fortune
smolder
burn slowly and without a flame
opaque
not clear or transparent
setback
an unfortunate incident that hinders or impedes; something that thwarts
dillydally
to waste time by loitering or delaying
humble
unassuming, modest; not proud or arrogant; having a low opinion of oneself and a high opinion of others
laggard
someone who moves slowly, wastes time and/or falls behind
ignite
to set on fire; to cause to start burning
translucent
semitransparent; allowing light to get through
quarry
a deep pit where materials are taken out of the earth
douse
to wet throughly, throw water over, or drench
smug
overly self-satisfied, self-righteous
vestige
a remnant; trace evidence that something once existed
banish
to force to leave a community or group; to drive away;
savory
tasty, appetizing in a pungent or salty way; not sweet
ore
a mineral or rock containing a useful substance which can be mined for profit
hamper
a basket, usually with a cover
noxious
offensive and injurious to the health of a body or mind
ferment
an enzyme; the chemical process in which an organic molecule splits into a simpler substance
slacken
loosen; to lessen in tension or firmness
insipid
lacking taste, flavor or tang
prig
one who conforms with rules or proprieties, in an irritatingly arrogant or smug manner.
simmer
to cook (in a liquid) at or just below the boiling point
taut
tightly drawn; not loose, slack or flabby
controversy
a (prolonged public) dispute, debate; dispute concerning a matter of opinion