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25 terms

Wordmasters Gold 4th

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hubbub
Noisy confusion
plummet
drop down sharply
tattered
torn, shredded, ragged
ravine
a deep narrow steep-sided valley
splurge
indulge oneself
invertebrate
lacking a backbone or spinal column
downcast
disheartened; dejected; sad
singe
burn lightly
tawny
of a light brown to brownish orange color
bog
to cause to slow down or get stuck; a swamp, marsh, or quagmire
scrimp
(v) to handle very economically or stingily
reckless
without caution; careless
mesa
high, flat landform that rises steeply from the land around it
blare
loud, harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light
fragrant
having a pleasant smell
dusk
the time at the end of the day just before dark
skyrocket
to rise extremely quickly or make extremely quick progress towards success
melodious
containing a pleasing succession of sounds; tuneful; agreeable to hear
caution
a warning; carefulness; to warn
amble
walking at an easy unhurried pace; V: walk slowly and aimlessly
jubilant
showing great joy; rejoicing; exultant
dawn
n. the first appearance of daylight in the morning; v. to begin; to begin to be perceived
sear
burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
cumulus
fluffy, white clouds, usually with flat bottoms, that look rounded piles of cotton
dash
to leave or go somewhere quickly because you are in a hurry