4th Grade Word List - Literature

Words for students of 4th Grade, the page is for literature words:THE FIR TREE by Hans Christian Andersen.
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 THE FIR TREE by Hans Christian Andersen   
prattle
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v. speak about unimportant matters rapidly
n. idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
pitcher
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n. a large container, typically earthenware, glass, or plastic, with a handle and a lip
shoot
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n. a young branch or sucker springing from the main stock of a tree or other plant
glitter
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v. be shiny, as if wet
n. the occurrence of a small flash or spark
comely
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a. very pleasing to the eye
tremble
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v. shake involuntarily, typically as a result of anxiety or excitement
lop
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v. cut off from a whole
swallow
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n. a migratory swift-flying songbird
stork
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n. a tall long-legged wading bird with a long heavy bill and typically with white and black plumage
musing
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n. period of reflection or thought;
a. characterized by reflection or deep thought;
hither
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ad. to this place, especially toward the speaker
gild
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v. decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
fain
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ad. with pleasure; gladly
pith
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n. the most essential or most vital part of some idea or something
pang
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n. mental pain or distress
swoon
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n. a partial or total loss of consciousness
livery
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n. the special uniform worn by a servant or official
porcelain
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n. a white vitrified translucent ceramic
crown
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n. a British coin with a face value of five shillings or 25 pence
cask
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n. a cylindrical container that holds liquids
taper
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n. a gradual narrowing
n. a convex shape that narrows toward a point
foliage
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n. leaf-like architectural ornament
tinsel
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n. a form of decoration consisting of thin strips of shiny metal foil
sheer
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a. nothing other than; unmitigated, used for emphasis
plunder
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v. destroy and strip of its possession
tumble
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v. suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat
v. fall suddenly and sharply
bawl
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v. shout loudly and without restraint
morrow
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n. the next day
loft
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n. a room or space directly under the roof of a house or other building
reverie
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n. a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream
shelter
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n. temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons
snuff
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v. sniff or smell inquiringly
rustle
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v. make a soft and crackling sound like that caused by the movement of dry leaves or paper
larder
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n. a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
tallow
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n. a hard fatty substance made from rendered animal fat, used in making candles and soap
lean
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a. thin, especially healthily so; having no superfluous fat
portly
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a. euphemisms for fat
sleek
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a. having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light
balustrade
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n. a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
exulting
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a. being extremely joyful
nettle
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n. any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact
behold
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v. see with attention