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25 terms

WordMasters Spring 2011

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brink
At the edge on the verge of onset the threshold of danger.
weep
shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain or joy leak or release liquid.
isolated
remote and separate physically or socially or not close or separted.
ruffian
a cruel and brutal fellow, thug or gangster, bully, lawless, tough, brute.
gnaw
become ground down or deteriorate or to bite or chew on
solitary
confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners or
separated or alone.
rim
the top edge of a vessel, part of a wheel where the tire is attached. basketball hoop. a gadget used for attaching.
plod
walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud.
famished
extremely hungry.
miser
a stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably)
dart
a sudden quick movement. a tapered tuck made in dressmaking or a small missel used in games
festive
offering fun and gaiety joyous, celebratory.
lodge
a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers, provide housing or to forcibly imbed something.
pounce
move down on as if in an attack to swoop down on and seize
dilapidated
in deplorable condition, fall apart ruined.
nibble
a small bite, eat in small amounts or gently.
mallard
wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descended.
common duck.
summon
call in an official matter, such as to attend court, to call
jolly
full of or showing high-spirited merriment or a yawl used by a ship's sailors
buck
a paper dollar, to jump vioenty, to strive (work towards) to subvert (go againest) an adult male deer or antelope.
remedy
a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain. the act of correcting a mistake. the solution.
generous
willing to give and share unstintingly or more than adequate
merge
join or combine to blend
shabby
showing signs of wear and tear or neglect sloppy or unkempt, moth eaten, ratty or tattered.
brood
the young of an animal cared for at one time or to sit on eggs.
to stew on something.