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Grade 3 Blue Division Second Word List

Grade 3 Blue Division Second Word List January-February 2012
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gully
noun - a small valley or ravine originally worn away by running water and serving as a drainageway after heavy rains; a ditch or gutter

verb - to form channels by action of water
bellow
verb - to emit (make) a very loud hollow sound (like the sound of an animal); to yell very loudly; to shout

noun - a very loud sound (like the sound of an animal)
feeble
adjective - lacking strength; physically weak as from old age or sickness; lacking in loudness or brightness
whirlpool
noun - a powerful circular current of water (usually the resulting of conflicting tides) often causing a downward spiral
sidle
verb - to move sideways (usually in a sneaky manner)
rickety
adjective - inclined to shake as from weakness or defect; likely to fall or collapse
turf
noun - surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass roots; an area claimed by a gang as its own; a familiar area

verb - to cover with grass or sod
swirl
verb - turn in a twisting or spinning motion

noun - any curving, twisting line, shape or form
cocky
adjective - to be very sure of oneself; rude; arrogant
murmur
verb - to speak softly or indistinctly; to complain in a low voice

noun - a low continuous sound (as of a brook, the wind, or trees)
hustle
verb - to move with haste and promptness; to work rapidly or energetically; to be aggressive; to push or force one's way; shove; to earn a living through illegal or unethical means

noun - energetic activity as in work
sorrowful
adjective - full of sadness
fleece
noun - the coat of wool that covers a sheep or similar animal; a soft fabric used for warmth (blankets and coats)
strut
verb - to walk proudly, often in an attempt to impress others; swagger; show off

noun - a proud, arrogant walk
inland
adjective/adverb - situated away from an area's coast (water) or border; toward the inner part of a country or region
canyon
noun - a deep valley with steep sides formed by a river ; often it will have a stream flowing through it
babble
noun - gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby

verb - to talk foolishly or chatter; to talk on and on about something
murky
adjective - dark, gloomy, dim, cloudy or unclear; thick with mist
sty
noun - a pen for pigs; any dirty or messy place
squabble
noun - a noisy argument, especially over an unimportant thing

verb - to argue over an unimportant thing
coastal
adjective - along the coast, where the land and water meet
rut
noun - a track made in the ground, especially one made by driving vehicles
moan
noun - a sound expressing pain or disapproval

verb - to make a sound of pain or grief
piercing
adjective - loud and sharp voice or noise; extremely cold or bitter; to gaze deeply into something

verb (pierce) - to make a hole or opening in something usually with a sharp object
dune
noun - a hill or ridge of sand piled up by the wind