100 terms

spelling bee 4th grade

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dreadful
causing fear or dread or terror
simmer
temperature just below the boiling point
easily
indicating high probability
commute
exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
gossip
light informal conversation for social occasions
skillet
a pan used for frying foods
intense
extremely sharp or intense
mumble
talk indistinctly
shawl
cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders
upright
in a vertical position
butterflies
mariposas
consider
judge or regard
aboard
on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle
relish
the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
droll
comical in an odd or whimsical manner
cement
a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth
mural
a painting that is applied to a wall surface
faithful
a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
rugged
sturdy and strong in constitution or construction
dismal
depressing in character or appearance
rabies
an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal)
leftovers
food remaining from a previous meal
mustard
leaves eaten as cooked greens
weigh
show consideration for
twinkly
smiling with happiness or optimism
ponder
reflect deeply on a subject
disgust
strong feelings of dislike
giggle
a foolish or nervous laugh
twitter
make high-pitched sounds, as of birds
sourly
in a sour manner
blessing
the act of praying for divine protection
rascal
one who is playfully mischievous
dryness
the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
brainstorm
the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
reason
the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
mallet
a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden)
trio
a set of three similar things considered as a unit
glimpse
a quick look
kidney
either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine
fronds
fern leaves
wardrobe
a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes
demanding
requiring more than usually expected or thought due
jitterbug
a jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s
absorb
suck or take up or in
perky
characterized by liveliness and light-heartedness
nephew
a son of your brother or sister
screenplay
a script for a film including dialogue and descriptions of characters and sets
caper
a playful leap or hop
treadmill
an exercise device consisting of an endless belt on which a person can walk or jog without changing place
vital
manifesting or characteristic of life
stellar
being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars
reckon
expect, believe, or suppose
axle
a shaft on which a wheel rotates
talons
claws
heroic
showing extreme courage
stomach
an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal
patriot
one who loves and defends his or her country
episode
a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events
cabinet
a cupboard-like repository or piece of furniture with doors and shelves and drawers
murmur
a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
uniform
clothing of distinctive design worn by members of a particular group as a means of identification
racial
of or characteristic of race or races or arising from differences among groups
compass
navigational instrument for finding directions
prism
optical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartz
wriggle
the act of wiggling
journal
the part of the axle contained by a bearing
assign
select something or someone for a specific purpose
eyelet
fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
tissue
a part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
posture
characteristic way of bearing one's body
thermos
vacuum flask that preserves temperature of hot or cold drinks
fashion
characteristic or habitual practice
chorus
a group of people assembled to sing together
humane
pertaining to or concerned with the humanities
ugliness
qualities that do not give pleasure to the senses
ransom
the act of freeing from captivity or punishment
flannel
a soft light woolen fabric
fragrance
a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
prevail
use persuasion successfully
sinus
a wide channel containing blood
weasel
small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck
oasis
a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)
quarrel
an arrow that is shot from a crossbow
lightning
the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash)
foreground
(computer science) a window for an active application
veil
a garment that covers the head and face
midriff
(anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities
munchkin
An extremely short person
kindergarten
a preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for primary school
marshmallow
spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar
question
uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something
bristle
a stiff hair
delighted
filled with wonder and delight
echoed
repeated a sound
therapy
(medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
mortar
a bowl-shaped vessel in which substances can be ground and mixed with a pestle
intruder
someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
terrific
very great or intense
curtain
hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
calculator
a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations