25 terms

Wordmasters 5th grade blue list 3 March 2015 thorough

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furrow
1a : a trench in the earth made by a plow
b : plowed land : field
2 : something that resembles the track of a plow: as
a : a marked narrow depression : groove
b : a deep wrinkle
entangle
1 : to wrap or twist together : interweave
b : ensnare
2 a : to involve in a perplexing or troublesome situation
b : to make complicated
flinty
not soft or gentle in manner or appearance : having a very serious quality or manner
resembling flint; especially : stern, unyielding
sound
1 a : free from injury or disease
b : free from flaw, defect, or decay
2 : solid, firm; also : stable
3 a : free from error, fallacy, or misapprehension <sound reasoning>
b : exhibiting or based on thorough knowledge and experience <sound scholarship>
c : legally valid <a sound title>
d : logically valid and having true premises
e : agreeing with accepted views : orthodox
4 a : thorough
b : deep and undisturbed <a sound sleep>
c : hard, severe <a sound whipping>
5 : showing good judgment or sense <sound advice>
6. to dive deep (a whale will sound)
7. In geography a sound is a large sea or ocean inlet larger than a bay, deeper than a bight, and wider than a fjord; or a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land (see also strait)
8. vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person's or animal's ear.
uproot
to pull (a plant and its root) completely out of the ground

: to remove (something) completely

: to make (someone) leave home and move to a different place
dingy
: dark and dirty : not fresh or clean
crag
: a steep rugged rock or cliff
2
archaic : a sharp detached fragment of rock
garnish
a : decorate, embellish
b : to add decorative or savory touches to (food or drink)
2
: to equip with accessories : furnish
3. withhold wages due to debt
secure
protected from danger or harm

: providing protection from danger or harm

: guarded so that no one can enter or leave without approval
menace
a dangerous or possibly harmful person or thing

: someone who causes trouble or annoyance

: a dangerous or threatening quality
shamble
verb
1. to walk or go awkwardly; shuffle.
noun
2. a shambling gait.
noun
3. shambles, (used with a singular or plural verb)
a slaughterhouse.
any place of carnage.
any scene of destruction:
to turn cities into shambles.
any scene, place, or thing in disorder:
Her desk is a shambles.
industrious
1.: working very hard : not lazy
2 skillful, ingenious
predicament
Difficult or embarrassing situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma; plight
coddle
To treat as a baby or an invalid.
2to cook (as eggs) in liquid slowly and gently just below the boiling point
3
: to treat with extreme or excessive care or kindness : pamper
perilous
dangerous situation:
synonyms : grave, grievous, hazardous, jeopardizing, menacing, parlous, dangerous, risky, serious, threatening, unhealthy, unsafe, venturesome
Antonyms: harmless, innocent, innocuous, nonhazardous, nonthreatening, safe, unthreatening
din
a loud, confusing mixture of noises that lasts for a long time
Synonyms: babel, blare, bluster, bowwow, brawl, bruit [archaic], cacophony, chatter, clamor, clangor, decibel(s), noise, discordance, katzenjammer, racket, rattle, roar
Antonyms :quiet, silence, silentness, still, stillness
waft
intransitive verb: to move or go lightly on or as if on a buoyant medium like air
transitive verb
: to cause to move or go lightly by or as if by the impulse of wind or waves
vulnerable
: easily hurt or harmed physically, mentally, or emotionally
: open to attack, harm, or damage
Synonyms: endangered, exposed, open, sensitive, subject (to), susceptible, liable
Antonyms:insusceptible, invulnerable, unexposed, unsusceptible
cranny
: a small break or slit : crevice
2 : an obscure nook or corner
Synonyms: check, chink, cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, rift, split
Related Words: crevasse; craze, hairline; fracture, rupture; breach, gap, opening; cut, gash, incision, slit
groom
archaic : man, fellow

1. a (1) archaic : manservant (2) : one of several officers of the English royal household
b : a person responsible for the feeding, exercising, and stabling of horses
3: bridegroom: man being married
4. verb
: to clean and care for (an animal)
: to make (someone) neat and attractive
: to make (something) neat, smooth, or attractive
transitive verb
a : to clean and maintain the appearance of (as the coat of a horse or dog)
b : to make neat or attractive <an impeccably _____ woman>
c. to get into readiness for a specific objective : prepare <She was being ______ed as a presidential candidate>
shiftless
1. : lacking in resourcefulness : inefficient
2 : lacking in ambition or incentive : lazy
Synonyms: idle, indolent, lazy, slothful
Antonyms: industrious
bustle
verb
1. excited activity and movement. move in an energetic or noisy manner.
"people clutching clipboards b___about"
synonyms: rush, dash, hurry, scurry, scuttle, hustle, scamper, scramble activity, action, liveliness, hustle and bustle, excitement; tumult, hubbub,
2 .make (someone) move hurriedly in a particular direction.
"she b___ us into the kitchen"
(of a place) be full of activity.
"the small harbor b____ with boats"
synonyms: busy, crowded, swarming, teeming, thronged;
antonyms: deserted
: to move or go in a busy or hurried way
: to have a lot of busy activity
Synonyms
brim, bristle, bulge, burst, abound, buzz, crawl, hum, overflow, swarm, teem
Antonyms
crawl, creep, poke
3 a pad or framework expanding and supporting the fullness and drapery of the back of a woman's skirt or dress; also : the drapery so supportedˈbəsəl/Submit
hurtle
move with or as if with a rushing sound
"The cars h_____ by"
Type of: go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
v throw forcefully Synonyms: cast, hurl
throw
propel through the air
v make a thrusting forward movement
Synonyms: hurl, lunge, thrust
Types: dart, move with sudden speed
make a return thrust
note:not a hurdle, as in track event
spry
1. nimble
2.(especially of an old person) active; lively.
"he continued to look s___ and active well into his eighties"
synonyms: sprightly, lively, agile, nimble, energetic, active, full of energy, full of vim and vigor, vigorous, spirited, animated, vivacious, frisky, peppy
"isn't Aunt Helen s___ for her age?"
antonyms: doddery, lethargic, listlessSynonyms
agile, featly, feline, gracile, light, light-footed (also light-foot), lightsome, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, nimble, graceful
Antonyms
awkward, clumsy, gawky, graceless, klutzy, lumbering, ungainly, ungraceful
Related Words
acrobatic, flexible, limber, loose-jointed, pliable, pliant, supple; adroit, deft, dexterous (also dextrous), light-fingered; fleet-footed, sure-footed; athletic, balletic, coordinated
Near Antonyms
uncoordinated; inflexible, rigid, stiff; bungling, inept, maladroit
glen
a secluded, narrow valley,