5th Grade Word List - Literature

Words for students of 5th Grade, the page is for literature words:HANSEL AND GRETEL by The Brothers Grimm.
 HANSEL AND GRETEL by The Brothers Grimm   
dearth
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n. an amount of something that is too small: a lack
procure
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v. get something, especially after an effort
plane
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v. remove small strips of wood from a surface with a special tool
forsake
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v. leave someone who needs or counts on you
sluggard
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n. a lazy person
peep
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v. secretly look at something for a short time, usually through a hole
wither
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v. lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
naughty
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a. badly behaved
reproach
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n. disgrace or shame
yield
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v. give up the control of or responsibility for something
crumble
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v. fall apart
v. fall into decay or ruin
morsel
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n. a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
crutch
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n. a wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the ground
entice
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v. persuade someone to do something by offering them something pleasant
malice
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n. the quality of threatening evil
mockingly
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ad. in way that makes fun of someone or something
plump
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a. having a pleasantly soft, rounded body or shape
dainty
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a. especially pleasing to the taste
shrivel
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v. wither, as with a loss of moisture
v. decrease in size, range, or extent
grated
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a. (of food) reduced to small shreds by being rubbed
lament
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v. express sadness and feeling sorry about something
cauldron
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n. a very large pot that is used for boiling
knead
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v. press something, especially a mixture for making bread, firmly and repeatedly with the hands
dough
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n. a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll
howl
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v. cry loudly, as of animals
pinafore
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n. a sleeveless dress resembling an apron; worn over other clothing
parlour
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n. a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax