5th Grade Word List - Literature

Words for students of 5th Grade, the page is for literature words:THE VALIANT LITTLE TAILOR by The Brothers Grimm.
 THE VALIANT LITTLE TAILOR by The Brothers Grimm   
grumble
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v. make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
stitch
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n. a piece of thread sewn in cloth
unbidden
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a. without having been commanded or invited
hasten
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v. speed up the progress of
v. move at high speed
girdle
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n. an encircling or ringlike structure
embroider
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v. decorate with needlework
wag
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v. move from side to side
valour
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n. the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger
thicket
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n. a dense growth of bushes
nimble
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a. moving quickly and lightly
thither
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ad. to or toward that place
inclination
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n. a feeling that you want to do a particular thing
ragamuffin
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n. a dirty untidy child in torn clothes
mite
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n. a very small animal similar to a spider
hark
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v. listen; used mostly in the imperative
bade
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v. (past tense of bid) offer for something
valiant
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a. very brave or bravely determined
cavern
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n. any large dark enclosed space
courtier
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n. an attendant at the court of a sovereign
betook
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v. (past tense of betake) go somewhere
lest
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conj. with intention of preventing
mischief
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n. reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
dowry
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n. money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
subdue
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v. get on top of; deal with successfully
v. put down by force or authority
pelt
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v. attack and bombard with or as if with missiles
belabour
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v. explain something more than necessary
thrust
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v. push (something or someone) suddenly or violently in the specified direction
sore
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a. roused to anger
repent
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v. be sorry you did or did not do something
bethought
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v (past tense of bethink) think on reflection; come to think
gore
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v. wound by piercing with a sharp or penetrating object or instrument
ado
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n. delay or unnecessary activity
hew
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v. strike with an axe; cut down, strike
foaming
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a. producing mass of small bubbles
whet
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v. sharpen by rubbing
tusk
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n. a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging
doublet
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n. a man's close-fitting jacket
pantaloons
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n. women's baggy trousers
rap
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v. hit or say something suddenly and forcefully
yard-measure
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n. a ruler or tape that is three feet long