25 terms

WordMasters Gr5 Round 2 Word List 14-15

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glee
great delight
beckon
To call forth; to summon; summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture
crestfallen
discouraged, dejected, downcast
victim
A person who becomes physically or psychologically injured by a harmful act or situation
salvage
To save property from fire or shipwreck; the act of saving the undamaged things from natural disasters.
jaunty
Having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
rubble
Broken stone or bricks; ruins
captivate
To catch the attention of by beauty or excellence; to enchant; to fascinate
aromatic
Fragrant, a substance or plant emitting a pleasant and distinctive smell.
prig
a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
repel
Drive away, disgust; To push away, as similar poles of two magnets push away from one another.
marred
Injured; spoiled; damaged; disfigured
quarry
A hunted animal or prey; An excavation, usually open to the air, from which building stone is obtained
seize
To grab suddenly with force; to take or catch something or someone by force
melodious
Agreeable to hear; pleasing (refers to music and voices)
refuse
Garbage, trash; anything discarded or rejected as worthless
exhaust
To draw out or drain completely; to use up or consume completely; wear out, fatigue
rustic
Charming, simple and unsophisticated, typical of country life
jangle
A metallic sound, as in metal hitting together; to produce a harsh discordant sound; an argument or quarrel
dismiss
To send away, allow to leave; fired from a job; put aside or rejected
impoverished
Poor, in a state of poverty; depleted
boor
Ill-mannered, rude
tarnish
The loss of luster on metallic surfaces, a tarnished coating; to diminish or destroy as in someone's reputation
rank
To cause anger, irritation, or bitterness; a social or official position or standing as in the rank of captain
gait
A person's manner of walking, stepping, or running; any manner in which a horse moves: walk, trot, canter, gallop