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Wordly Wise Lesson 5
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A deep, narrow opening in rock caused by a split or crack.
The crevice had filled with soil in which a cluster of small red flowers was growing.
A great mass of ice, earth, or snow mixed with rocks sliding down a mountain
The mountain climber had a narrow excape when the avalanche sweep over them.
to get the better of
The Norman conquest of England took place in 1066.
a heavy snowstorm with strong winds
The Chicago airport had to close for 2 days because of the blizzard.
To invite others to take part in a contest
I challenged my friend to a game of chess.
Unwisely bold or daring
It would be foolhardy to go sailing during a gale.
short and to the point
When I said I was sure we would be rescued soon, muy friend's terse reply was, "How?"
to tempt or attract with the promise of something good.
something that attracts
The lure of the sea led us to take up sailing.
the highest part;top
It took us three hours to climb to the summit of Mount Washington.
A temporary and usually less strong replacement
They used the trailer as a makeshift while their house was being rebuilt.
the path that must be followed to get to a place
Our route to Seattle takes us through Denver.
One who looks at things in the most positive way; a cheerful, hopeful person.
Pat and Jean are optimists and so, of course, they believed the plane would not leave with out us.
Earlier; happening before
to block or defeat the plans or efforts of
Heavy fighting thwarted the UN's attempts to deliver food.
running straight up and down;upright
The black vertical lines in this painting are what one notices first.
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