25 terms

WordMasters 5th grade list #3 blue 2015

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furrow
1a : a trench in the earth made by a plow

2 : 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
4 a : thorough
b : deep and undisturbed <a sound sleep>
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)
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
1 To treat as a baby or an invalid.
2 to 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
Full of danger hazard or risk
din
a loud, confusing mixture of noises that lasts for a long time
waft
to move or go lightly on or as if on a buoyant medium like air

: 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
groom
1: a person responsible for the feeding, exercising, and stabling of horses
2: bridegroom: man being married
3. verb
: to clean and care for (an animal)
: to make (someone) neat and attractive
: to make (something) neat, smooth, or attractive
4
a : to clean and maintain the appearance of (as the coat of a horse or dog)
b. 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
To move or go in a busy or hurried way

noisy, energetic, and often obtrusive activity
hurtle
To move rapidly or forcefull

hurl or fling
spry
Full of life and energy

nimble
glen
A secluded narrow valley