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4th grade words definitions
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|Retell||To tell again.|
|Although||Grant all this; be it that; supposing that; notwithstanding; though.|
|Annoyed||To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to tease; to ruffle in mind; to vex; as, I was annoyed by his remarks. – To molest, incommode, or harm; as, to annoy an army by impeding its march, or by a cannonade. – A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes; also, whatever causes such a feeling; as, to work annoy.|
|Gang||To go; to walk. – A going; a course. – A number going in company; hence, a company, or a number of persons associated for a particular purpose; a group of laborers under one foreman; a squad; as, a gang of sailors; a chain gang; a gang of thieves. – A combination of similar implements arranged so as, by acting together, to save time or labor; a set; as, a gang of saws, or of plows. – A set; all required for an outfit; as, a new gang of stays. – The mineral substance which incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.|
|Risk||Hazard; danger; peril; exposure to loss, injury, or destruction. – Hazard of loss; liabillity to loss in property. – To expose to risk, hazard, or peril; to venture; as, to risk goods on board of a ship; to risk one’s person in battle; to risk one’s fame by a publication. – To incur the risk or danger of; as, to risk a battle.|
|Glare||To shine with a bright, dazzling light. – To look with fierce, piercing eyes; to stare earnestly, angrily, or fiercely. – To be bright and intense, as certain colors; to be ostentatiously splendid or gay. – To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light. – A bright, dazzling light; splendor that dazzles the eyes; a confusing and bewildering light. – A fierce, piercing look or stare. – A viscous, transparent substance. See Glair. – A smooth, bright, glassy surface; as, a glare of ice. – Smooth and bright or translucent; — used almost exclusively of ice; as, skating on glare ice.|
|Safe||Free from harm, injury, or risk; untouched or unthreatened by danger or injury; unharmed; unhurt; secure; whole; as, safe from disease; safe from storms; safe from foes. – Conferring safety; securing from harm; not exposing to danger; confining securely; to be relied upon; not dangerous; as, a safe harbor; a safe bridge, etc. – Incapable of doing harm; no longer dangerous; in secure care or custody; as, the prisoner is safe. – A place for keeping things in safety. – A strong and fireproof receptacle (as a movable chest of steel, etc., or a closet or vault of brickwork) for containing money, valuable papers, or the like. – A ventilated or refrigerated chest or closet for securing provisions from noxious animals or insects. – To render safe; to make right.|
|Horrid||Rough; rugged; bristling. – Fitted to excite horror; dreadful; hideous; shocking; hence, very offensive.|
|Hurried||Urged on; hastened; going or working at speed; as, a hurried writer; a hurried life. – Done in a hurry; hence, imperfect; careless; as, a hurried job. – To cause to be done quickly. – To move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or precipitation; as, let us hurry. – The act of hurrying in motion or business; pressure; urgency; bustle; confusion.|
|Sharp||Having a very thin edge or fine point; of a nature to cut or pierce easily; not blunt or dull; keen. – Terminating in a point or edge; not obtuse or rounded; somewhat pointed or edged; peaked or ridged; as, a sharp hill; sharp features. – Affecting the sense as if pointed or cutting, keen, penetrating, acute: to the taste or smell, pungent, acid, sour, as ammonia has a sharp taste and odor; to the hearing, piercing, shrill, as a sharp sound or voice; to the eye, instantaneously brilliant, dazzling, as a sharp flash. – High in pitch; acute; as, a sharp note or tone. – Raised a semitone in pitch; as, C sharp (C/), which is a half step, or semitone, higher than C. – So high as to be out of tune, or above true pitch; as, the tone is sharp; that instrument is sharp. Opposed in all these senses to flat. – Very trying to the feelings; piercing; keen; severe; painful; distressing; as, sharp pain, weather; a sharp and frosty air. – Cutting in language or import; biting; sarcastic; cruel; harsh; rigorous; severe; as, a sharp rebuke. – Of keen perception; quick to discern or distinguish; having nice discrimination; acute; penetrating; sagacious; clever; as, a sharp eye; sharp sight, hearing, or judgment. – Eager in pursuit; keen in quest; impatient for gratification; keen; as, a sharp appetite. – Fierce; ardent; fiery; violent; impetuous. – Keenly or unduly attentive to one’s own interest; close and exact in dealing; shrewd; as, a sharp dealer; a sharp customer. – Composed of hard, angular grains; gritty; as, sharp sand. – Steep; precipitous; abrupt; as, a sharp ascent or descent; a sharp turn or curve. – Uttered in a whisper, or with the breath alone, without voice, as certain consonants, such as p, k, t, f; surd; nonvocal; aspirated. – To a point or edge; piercingly; eagerly; sharply. – Precisely; exactly; as, we shall start at ten o’clock sharp. – A sharp tool or weapon. – The character [/] used to indicate that the note before which it is placed is to be raised a half step, or semitone, in pitch. – A sharp tone or note. – A portion of a stream where the water runs very rapidly. – A sewing needle having a very slender point; a needle of the most pointed of the three grades, blunts, betweens, and sharps. – Same as Middlings, 1. – An expert. – To sharpen. – To raise above the proper pitch; to elevate the tone of; especially, to raise a half step, or semitone, above the natural tone. – To play tricks in bargaining; to act the sharper. – To sing above the proper pitch.|
|Azure||Sky-blue; resembling the clear blue color of the unclouded sky; cerulean; also, cloudless. – The lapis lazuli. – The clear blue color of the sky; also, a pigment or dye of this color. – The blue vault above; the unclouded sky. – A blue color, represented in engraving by horizontal parallel lines. – To color blue.|
|Shin||The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg; the shank. – A fish plate for rails. – To climb a mast, tree, rope, or the like, by embracing it alternately with the arms and legs, without help of steps, spurs, or the like; — used with up; as, to shin up a mast. – To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as for the payment of one’s notes at the bank. – To climb (a pole, etc.) by shinning up.|
|Bambino||A child or baby; esp., a representation in art of the infant Christ wrapped in swaddling clothes. – Babe Ruth.|
|Slumber||To sleep; especially, to sleep lightly; to doze. – To be in a state of negligence, sloth, supineness, or inactivity. – To lay to sleep. – To stun; to stupefy. – Sleep; especially, light sleep; sleep that is not deep or sound; repose.|
|Lukewarm||Moderately warm; neither cold nor hot; tepid; not ardent; not zealous; cool; indifferent.|
|Bleak||Without color; pale; pallid. – Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds. – Cold and cutting; cheerless; as, a bleak blast. – A small European river fish (Leuciscus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidae; the blay.|
|Manner||Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion. – Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one’s self, or the like; bearing; habitual style. – Customary method of acting; habit. – Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address. – The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist. – Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already. – Sort; kind; style; — in this application sometimes having the sense of a plural, sorts or kinds.|
|Bloodhound||A breed of large and powerful dogs, with long, smooth, and pendulous ears, and remarkable for acuteness of smell. It is employed to recover game or prey which has escaped wounded from a hunter, and for tracking criminals. Formerly it was used for pursuing runaway slaves. Other varieties of dog are often used for the same purpose and go by the same name. The Cuban bloodhound is said to be a variety of the mastiff.|
|Sprinkle||To scatter in small drops or particles, as water, seed, etc. – To scatter on; to disperse something over in small drops or particles; to besprinkle; as, to sprinkle the earth with water; to sprinkle a floor with sand. – To baptize by the application of a few drops, or a small quantity, of water; hence, to cleanse; to purify. – To scatter a liquid, or any fine substance, so that it may fall in particles. – To rain moderately, or with scattered drops falling now and then; as, it sprinkles. – To fly or be scattered in small drops or particles. – A small quantity scattered, or sparsely distributed; a sprinkling. – A utensil for sprinkling; a sprinkler.|
|Starved||To die; to perish. – To perish with hunger; to suffer extreme hunger or want; to be very indigent. – To perish or die with cold. – To destroy with cold. – To kill with hunger; as, maliciously to starve a man is, in law, murder. – To distress or subdue by famine; as, to starvea garrison into a surrender. – To destroy by want of any kind; as, to starve plans by depriving them of proper light and air. – To deprive of force or vigor; to disable.|
|Sudden||Happening without previous notice or with very brief notice; coming unexpectedly, or without the common preparation; immediate; instant; speedy. – Hastly prepared or employed; quick; rapid. – Hasty; violent; rash; precipitate. – Suddenly; unexpectedly. – An unexpected occurrence; a surprise.|
|Carving||The act or art of one who carves. – A piece of decorative work cut in stone, wood, or other material. – The whole body of decorative sculpture of any kind or epoch, or in any material; as, the Italian carving of the 15th century. – To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion. – To cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting. – To take or make, as by cutting; to provide. – To lay out; to contrive; to design; to plan. – To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures. – To cut up meat; as, to carve for all the guests. – A carucate.|
|Oval||Of or pertaining to eggs; done in the egg, or inception; as, oval conceptions. – Having the figure of an egg; oblong and curvilinear, with one end broader than the other, or with both ends of about the same breadth; in popular usage, elliptical. – Broadly elliptical. – A body or figure in the shape of an egg, or popularly, of an ellipse.|
|Conflict||A striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves. – A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting. – To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide. – To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle. – To be in opposition; to be contradictory.|
|Oxen||The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of bovine animals, male and female.|
|Determined||Decided; resolute. – To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit; to bound; to bring to an end; to finish. – To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe imperatively; to regulate; to settle. – To fix the course of; to impel and direct; — with a remoter object preceded by to; as, another’s will determined me to this course. – To ascertain definitely; to find out the specific character or name of; to assign to its true place in a system; as, to determine an unknown or a newly discovered plant or its name. – To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide; as, the court has determined the cause. – To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead; as, this determined him to go immediately. – To define or limit by adding a differentia. – To ascertain the presence, quantity, or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine the salt in sea water. – To come to an end; to end; to terminate. – To come to a decision; to decide; to resolve; — often with on.|
|Pour||Poor. – To pore. – To cause to flow in a stream, as a liquid or anything flowing like a liquid, either out of a vessel or into it; as, to pour water from a pail; to pour wine into a decanter; to pour oil upon the waters; to pour out sand or dust. – To send forth as in a stream or a flood; to emit; to let escape freely or wholly. – To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge uninterruptedly. – To flow, pass, or issue in a stream, or as a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly; as, the rain pours; the people poured out of the theater. – A stream, or something like a stream; a flood.|
|Purse||A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw together closely, used to carry money in; by extension, any receptacle for money carried on the person; a wallet; a pocketbook; a portemonnaie. – Hence, a treasury; finances; as, the public purse. – A sum of money offered as a prize, or collected as a present; as, to win the purse; to make up a purse. – A specific sum of money – In Turkey, the sum of 500 piasters. – In Persia, the sum of 50 tomans. – To put into a purse. – To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles, like the mouth of a purse; to pucker; to knit. – To steal purses; to rob.|
|Raccoon||A North American nocturnal carnivore (Procyon lotor) allied to the bears, but much smaller, and having a long, full tail, banded with black and gray. Its body is gray, varied with black and white. Called also coon, and mapach.|
|Recite||To repeat, as something already prepared, written down, committed to memory, or the like; to deliver from a written or printed document, or from recollection; to rehearse; as, to recite the words of an author, or of a deed or covenant. – To tell over; to go over in particulars; to relate; to narrate; as, to recite past events; to recite the particulars of a voyage. – To rehearse, as a lesson to an instructor. – To state in or as a recital. See Recital, 5. – To repeat, pronounce, or rehearse, as before an audience, something prepared or committed to memory; to rehearse a lesson learned. – A recital.|
|Reindeer||Any ruminant of the genus Rangifer, of the Deer family, found in the colder parts of both the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and having long irregularly branched antlers, with the brow tines palmate.|
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