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2nd - 4th WordMasters

Dec. 2008 4th Grade Blue Level WordMasters Vocabulary Words
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fray
a scuffle or brawl: to wear away the edges of fabric; to become worn away or tattered: to strain
quiver
to tremble; to shake with a slight vibrating motion: a case for holding and carrying arrows
vivid
having intensely bright color; bright, distinct, brilliant: active in forming realistic images
strand
fibers or filaments that have been twisted together to form a rope, cord, yarn or cable: the land bordering a body of water; a beach
topple
to push or throw over; overturn or overthrow
bedraggled
wet, drenched, messy: deteriorated, run down
orphan
a child whose parents are dead
bank
the rising ground bordering a body of water, especially a river; a hillside or slope: to tilt in making a turn; a place in which money is kept: a set or group arranged in a row
rousing
inspiring, stirring, energetic, vigorous
bristle
a short stiff hair: to stand out stiffly: to show sudden anger or annoyance; to stiffen
capsize
to overturn or cause to overturn
queasy
sick to one's stomach; nauseated: easily troubled or sqeamish
tirade
a long angry or violent speech usually criticizing someone or something
wilt
to become limp or flacid; droop: to feel or show the effects of exhaustion or fatigue
sound
a type of wave motion that travels through air and other elastic materials detectable by human ears; a distinctive noise: in good condition; free from defect or damage: logical and correct: thoroughly, deeply: a long body of water connecting larger bodies of water
prong
one of the sharply pointed ends of a fork or other implement
scuff
to scrape or drag the feet while walking; to shuffle; to scrape or roughen the surface
anxious
having a feeling of uneasiness; worried: eagerly earnest or desirous
blossom
a flower or cluster of flowers; to bloom; to develop and do well; flourish
prosper
to be successful; thrive
jumpy
moving in jumps; jerky: easily upset or excited; nervous
quill
a long stiff feather; a writing pen made from a feather; one of the hollow spines of a porcupine
thrive
to grow vigorously; flourish: to make steady progress; prosper
skittish
excitable or nervous; frivolous in action or character; capricious or fickle
pauper
a very poor person; often one who lives on charity