25 terms

Wordmasters 5th grade -blue division-third meet -March/April 2015

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Furrow
a narrow groove made in the ground, especially by a plow.
a narrow groovelike or trenchlike depression in any surface
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to make a furrow or furrows in.
to make wrinkles in
Entangle
to make tangled; ensnarl; intertwine.
to involve in or as in a tangle; ensnare; enmesh: to be entangled by intrigue.
to involve in difficulties.
to confuse or perplex.
Flinty
composed of, containing, or resembling flint, especially in hardness.
unyielding; unmerciful; obdurate: a flinty heart.
Sound
free from injury, damage, defect, disease, etc.; in good condition; healthy; robust: a sound heart; a sound mind.
financially strong, secure, or reliable: a sound business; sound investments.
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to measure or try the depth of (water, a deep hole, etc.) by letting down a lead or plummet at the end of a line, or by some equivalent means.
to measure (depth) in such a manner, as at sea.
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a relatively narrow passage of water between larger bodies of water or between the mainland and an island
Uproot
to pull out by or as if by the roots
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To displace, as from a home or country; tear away, as from customs or a way of life
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to remove violently or tear away from a native place or environment
Dingy
of a dark, dull, or dirty color or aspect; lacking brightness or freshness.
shabby; dismal.
Crag
a steep, rugged rock; rough, broken, projecting part of a rock.
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the neck, throat, or craw
Garnish
to provide or supply with something ornamental; adorn; decorate.
to provide (a food) with something that adds flavor, decorative color
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something placed around or on a food or in a beverage to add flavor, decorative color,
adornment or decoration.
Secure
dependable; firm; not liable to fail, yield, become displaced, etc., as a support or a fastening
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to effect; make certain of; ensure
to make firm or fast, as by attaching
Menace
something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury,a threat
a person whose actions, attitudes, or ideas are considered dangerous or harmful
an extremely annoying person.
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to utter or direct a threat against; threaten.
to serve as a probable threat to; imperil.
Shamble
a slaughterhouse.
any place of carnage.
any scene of destruction
any scene, place, or thing in disorder
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to walk or go awkwardly; shuffle.
Industrious
to walk or go awkwardly; shuffle.
Predicament
an unpleasantly difficult, perplexing, or dangerous situation.
a class or category of logical or philosophical predication.
Coddle
to treat tenderly; nurse or tend indulgently; pamper
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to cook (eggs, fruit, etc.) in water that is just below the boiling point; cook gently
Perilous
involving or full of grave risk or peril; hazardous; dangerous
Din
a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor
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to assail with din.
to sound or utter with clamor or persistent repetition.
Waft
to carry lightly and smoothly through the air or over water
to send or convey lightly, as if in flight
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a sound or odor
a wafting movement; light current or gust
Vulnerable
capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon
open to moral attack, criticism, temptation, etc.: an argument vulnerable to refutation;
(A place) open to assault; difficult to defend
Cranny
a small, narrow opening in a wall, rock, etc.; chink; crevice; fissure
a small out-of-the-way place or obscure corner; nook.
Groom
a man or boy in charge of horses or the stable.
any of several officers of the English royal household.
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to tend carefully as to person and dress; make neat or tidy.
to clean, brush, and otherwise tend (a horse, dog, etc.).
to prepare for a position, election, etc.
(of an animal) to tend (itself or another) by removing dirt, parasites, or specks of other matter from the fur, skin, feathers, etc.
Shiftless
lacking in resourcefulness; inefficient; lazy.
lacking in incentive, ambition, or aspiration.
Bustle
to move or act with a great show of energy (often followed by about )
to abound or teem with something; display an abundance of something; teem
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to cause to bustle; hustle.
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thriving or energetic activity; stir; ferment.
Hurtle
to rush violently; move with great speed
to move or go noisily or resoundingly, as with violent or rapid motion
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to drive violently; fling; dash.
Spry
active; nimble; agile; energetic; brisk.
Glen
a small, narrow, secluded valley.