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5th Grade WordMasters Challenge BLUE 2014-15

These lists will increase as the year goes on. Definitions were taken from Merriam-Webster and www.dictionary.com.
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peal
1a : the loud ringing of bells
b : a complete set of changes on a given number of bells
c : a set of bells tuned to the tones of the major scale for change ringing
2: a loud sound or succession of sounds
chortle
verb
: to laugh because you are amused or pleased by something
deft
adjective
: skillful and clever
: able to do something quickly and accurately
lodge
verb
: to provide (someone) with a place to stay for a short period of time
: to stay at a place for a short period of time
: to become stuck or fixed in a specified place or position
peer
noun
: a person who belongs to the same age group or social group as someone else
: a member of the British nobility
: one that is of equal standing with another : equal;
rugged
adjective
: having a rough, uneven surface
of a man's face : having rough but attractive features
: strong and determined
clangor
Noun
1.a loud, resonant sound.
2.clamorous noise.
verb (used without object)
3.to make a clangor
yield
verb
1 : to give up possession of on claim or demand :SURRENDER
2 : to give oneself up to a liking, temptation, or habit
3 a : to bear as a natural product
b : to produce as a result of effort
c : to return as profit or interest
4 : to bring good results
5 : to give up and stop fighting
stern
adjective
1 a : hard and severe in nature or manner
b : expressing severe displeasure : HARSH
2 : not inviting or attractive : FORBIDDING, GRIM
3 : firm and not changeable
noun
1 : the rear end of a boat
2 : a rear part
refuge
noun
1 : shelter or protection from danger or distress
2 : a place that provides shelter or protection
grope
verb
1 : to seek by or as if by feeling around uncertainly
2 : to feel one's way around
languid
adjective
1 : weak from or as if from exhaustion
2 : lacking spirit : LISTLESS
3 : lacking force or quickness of movement
vigor
noun
1 : active strength or energy of body or mind
2 : active strength or force
compel
verb
1 : to cause to do something by the use of physical, moral, or mental pressure : FORCE
2 : EXACT, EXTORT
listless
adjective
:having a lack of desire to act or move
: too tired or too little interested to want to do things
snicker
verb
: to give a small and often mean or sly laugh
to laugh in a half-suppressed, indecorous or disrespectful manner.
grapple
verb
1 : to seize or hold with or as if with a hooked instrument
2 : to seize and struggle with one another
3 : to attempt to deal : COPE
lax
adjective
1 : not firm or tight : LOOSE
2 : not strict
aerie
noun
1 : the nest of a bird on a cliff or a mountaintop
2 : a dwelling placed high up
release
verb
1 : to set free (as from confinement)
2 : to relieve from something that holds or burdens
3 : to give up in favor of another : RELINQUISH
4 : to give permission for publication, performance, exhibition, or sale of (as a movie or news story)
noun
1 : relief or rescue from sorrow, suffering, or trouble
2 a : a discharge from an obligation (as a debt) b : a giving up of a right or claim
3 : the act or an instance of setting free or letting go
4 : a document that contains a release
sturdy
adjective
1 a : firmly built or made
b : strong and healthy in body : HARDY, ROBUST
2 : 1FIRM 3, resolute
lair
noun
1 : the den or resting place of a wild animal
2 : REFUGE 1, hideaway
confine
verb
1 : to keep within limits : RESTRICT
2 a : to shut up : IMPRISON
scornful
adjective
1: derisive; contemptuous:
famine
noun
1 : an extreme general shortage of food
2 : a great shortage
luster
noun
1: a glow of reflected light : sheen; specifically : the appearance of the surface of a mineral dependent upon its reflecting qualities
2: a glow of light from within : luminosity
3: an inner beauty : radiance
4: a superficial attractiveness or appearance of excellence
5: a glass pendant used especially to ornament a candlestick or chandelier
b : a decorative object (as a chandelier) hung with glass pendants
surrender
verb
1: to agree to stop fighting, hiding, resisting, etc., because you know that you will not win or succeed

2: to give the control or use of (something) to someone else

3: to allow something (such as a habit or desire) to influence or control you
congested
verb
1: to concentrate in a small or narrow space
2: to cause an excessive accumulation especially of blood or mucus in (as an organ or part)
3: clog
sheen
noun
1: a bright or shining condition
plunder
verb
1: to rob especially openly and by force (as in a raid)
noun
2: something taken by force or theft : LOOT
unruly
adjective
1: not yielding easily to rule or restriction : UNCONTROLLABLE
surplus
noun
1: an amount (such as an amount of money) that is more than the amount that is needed
2: the amount that remains when use or need is satisfied
pamper
verb
1: to treat (someone or something) very well
2: to give (someone or something) a lot of attention and care
indulgent
adjective
1: willing to allow someone to have or enjoy something even though it may not be proper, healthy, appropriate, etc.
2: done or enjoyed as a special pleasure
barrage
noun
1: artillery fire laid on a line close to friendly troops to screen and protect them
2: a vigorous or rapid outpouring or projection of many things at once

verb
3: to cause (someone) to receive a great amount of something : to direct a large amount of questions, comments, etc., at (someone)
revolt
verb
1: to fight in a violent way against the rule of a leader or government
2: to act in a way that shows that you do not accept the control or influence of someone or something
3: to cause (someone) to feel disgust or shock

noun
4: violent action against a ruler or government
5: something which shows that you will not accept something or will not agree to be controlled or influenced by someone or something
immune
adjective
1: not capable of being affected by a disease
2: not influenced or affected by something
3: having special protection from something that is required for most people by law
mutiny
noun
1: a situation in which a group of people (such as sailors or soldiers) refuse to obey orders and try to take control away from the person who commands them
volley
noun
1: a large number of bullets, arrows, stones, etc., that are shot or thrown at the same time
2: a lot of comments, questions, etc., that are directed at a person very quickly
3: the flight of the ball (as in volleyball or tennis) or its course before striking the ground; also : a return of the ball before it touches the ground (b) : a kick of the ball in soccer before it rebounds (c) : the exchange of the shuttlecock in badminton following the serve
askew
adjective
1: not straight : at an angle
clot
noun
1: a portion of a substance adhering together in a thick nondescript mass (as of clay or gum)
2: a stupid person
3: cluster, group
berate
verb
1: to yell at (someone) : to criticize (someone) in a loud and angry way
docile
adjective
1: easily taught, led, or controlled
safeguard
noun
1: something that provides protection against possible loss, damage, etc.

transitive verb
2: protect
deprive
verb
1: obsolete : remove
2: to take something away from
3: to remove from office
4: to withhold something from
unkempt
adjective
1: not combed
2: deficient in order or neatness
hazard
noun
1: a source of danger

verb
2: to risk losing (something, such as money) in an attempt to get, win, or achieve something
3: to offer (something, such as a guess or an opinion) even though you may be wrong
chide
verb
1: to express mild disapproval of (someone)
2: to scold (someone) gently
agile
adjective
1: able to move quickly and easily
2: quick, smart, and clever
buccaneer
noun
1: a person who tries to become wealthy or powerful by doing things that are illegal or dishonest
furrow
noun
1 : a trench in the earth made by or as if by a plow
2 : a narrow groove or wrinkle

verb
: to make grooves, wrinkles, or lines in (like in your eyebrows)
entangle
verb
1 : to make tangled or confused
2 : to involve in a tangle or a confusing or difficult situation
flinty
noun
1 : a hard dark quartz that produces a spark when struck by steel
2 a : a piece of flint b : an alloy (as of iron and cerium) used for producing a spark in lighters
3 : something very hard
sound
adjective
1 a : not diseased or weak : HEALTHY : free from imperfection or rot
2 : SOLID; firm
3 : not faulty : VALID, RIGHT
4 : THOROUGH ; not disturbed
5 : showing good judgment or sense

noun
1 : the sensation of hearing
2 : one of the noises that together make up human speech
3 : meaningless noise
4 : the suggestion carried or given by something heard or said
4 : hearing distance : EARSHOT

verb
1 : to make or cause to make a sound
2 : to make known : PROCLAIM
uproot
verb
: to remove by or as if by pulling up by the roots
dingy
adjective
1: rather dark and dirty : not fresh or clean
crag
noun
: a steep rugged rock or cliff
garnish
verb
1 : DECORATE 1, embellish
2 : to add decorations or seasonings to (food)
3 : to equip with accessories
secure
adjective
1 : easy in mind : CONFIDENT
2 : providing safety : SAFE : TRUSTWORTHY, DEPENDABLE
3 : SURE, certain

verb
1 : to make safe : GUARD, SHIELD : to assure payment of
2 : to take into custody
3 : to fasten tightly
4 : to acquire as the result of effort
menace
noun
1 : someone or something that represents a threat : DANGER
2 : an annoying person : NUISANCE

verb
1 : to make a show of intention to harm : THREATEN
2 : ENDANGER
shamble
verb
: to walk awkwardly with dragging feet : SHUFFLE
industrious
adjective
: constantly or regularly active or occupied
synonym see BUSY
predicament
noun
: a difficult, puzzling, or trying situation : FIX
coddle
verb
1 : to cook slowly in water below the boiling point
2 : to treat with extreme care or kindness : PAMPER
perilous
adjective
: full of danger
din
noun
: a loud confused mixture of noises

verb
1 : to make a loud noise
2 : to repeat again and again in order to impress on someone's mind
waft
verb
: to move or be moved lightly by or as if by the action of wind or waves

noun
: a slight breeze : PUFF
vulnerable
adjective
1 : capable of being physically or emotionally wounded
2 : open to attack or damage
cranny
noun
: a small break or slit (as in a cliff)
groom
noun
1 : man getting married

verb
1 : to clean and keep up the appearance of (as the coat of a horse or dog)
2 : to make neat, attractive, or acceptable
shiftless
adjective
: lacking in ambition : LAZY
bustle
verb
: to move about busily or noisily

noun
: noisy or energetic activity
hurtle
verb
1 : to move suddenly or violently
2 : fling
spry
adjective
: light and easy in motion : NIMBLE, SPRIGHTLY
glen
noun
: a narrow hidden valley