4th Grade Word List - Literature

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 THE SNOW QUEEN by Hans Christian Andersen   
mischievous
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a. deliberately causing harm or damage
fright
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n. an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger
mole
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n. a small usually brown spot on the skin
grin
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n. a facial expression produced by grinning especially in pleasure or amusement
pervert
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v. change the inherent purpose or function of something
splinter
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n. a group or faction broken away from a parent body
shudder
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n. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
v. tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
tickle
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v. touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness
garret
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n. floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof, often used for storage
tendril
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n. slender stem-like structure by which some twining plants attach themselves to an object for support
foliage
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n. leaf-like architectural ornament
n. plant leaves collectively
farthing
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n. a former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny
wondrous
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ad. extremely well
a. extraordinarily good or great
gauze
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n. a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
repose
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n. freedom from activity
n. the absence of mental stress or anxiety
beckon
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v. signal with the hands or nod
v. summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture
unwonted
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a. out of the ordinary
cankered
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a. affected by a malign or corrupting influence
crooked
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a. irregular in shape or outline
hasten
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v. act or move at high speed
bawl
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v. shout loudly and without restraint
mantle
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n. a loose sleeveless cloak or shawl, worn especially by women
congenial
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a. pleasant or agreeable because suited to one's taste or inclination
countenance
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n. the appearance conveyed by a person's face
clamber
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v. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
thatch
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v. cover (a roof or a building) with straw or a similar material
sentry
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n. a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
foster-brother
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n. a male who is not a son of your parents but who is raised by your parents
melancholy
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a. sad and pensive
toll
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v. sound or cause to sound with a slow, uniform of strokes, as a signal or announcement
tuck
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v. push, fold or turn something so as to hide them or hold them in place
frock
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n. a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
thrice
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ad. three times
drip
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v. fall in drops
gibberish
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n. unintelligible or meaningless speech or writing
forthwith
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ad. without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
lackey
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n. a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
n. a male servant, especially a footman
trance
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n. a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing, like in deep sleep
equipage
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n. equipment for particular purpose; carriage and horses with attendants;
shabby
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a. showing signs of wear and tear
a. mean and unworthy and despicable
privy
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a, sharing in the knowledge of something secret or private
cavalier
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n. aa dashing and attentive man, especially one acting as a lady's escort
compliment
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n. a remark or act expressing praise and admiration
satin
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n. a smooth fabric of silk or rayon
muff
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n. a warm tubular covering for the hands
bade
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v. (past tense of bid) utter a greeting or farewell to
postilion
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n. person who rides leading nearside left-hand side horse of team or pair drawing coach
plump
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a. having a full rounded shape
magpie
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n. long-tailed black-and-white crow
egress
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n. the action of going out of or leaving a place
caldron
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n. a very large pot that is used for boiling
spit
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n. a skewer for holding meat over a fire
lath
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n. a narrow thin strip of wood used as backing for plaster
rabble
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n. a disorderly crowd
n. a disorganized or confused collection of things
tether
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v. tie with a rope (or light chain)
coo
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v. cry softly, as of pigeons
abode
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n. housing that someone is living in
draught
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n. a serving of drink (usually alcoholic)
flask
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n. bottle that has a narrow neck
sup
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n. a small amount of liquid food
legging
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n. a garment covering the leg (usually extending from the knee to the ankle)
fret
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v. worry unnecessarily or excessively
wad
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v. compress (a soft material) into a lump or bundle
bramble
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n. any of various rough thorny shrubs or vines
heath
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n. a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation
haberdine
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n a cod salted and dried
diminutive
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a. very small
stiff
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a. having a strong physiological or chemical effect
vanquish
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v. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
endue
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v. give qualities or abilities to
thither
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ad. to or toward that place; away from the speaker
outpost
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n. an outlying branch or position of a main organization or group
porcupine
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n. relatively large rodents
resplendent
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a. having great beauty and splendor
benumb
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v. make numb or insensitive
thaw
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v. go from a frozen to a liquid state
Hereupon
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ad. after or as result of this
hind
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n. a female deer, especially an adult female red deer
damsel
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n. a young unmarried woman
tramp
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v. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
lament
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v. express sorrow, mourning, or regret
verdure
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n. the lush appearance of flourishing vegetation
n. green foliage