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whit
n. the least bit

I don't care a whit for onions.
simmer
v. to cook gently just at or below the boiling point.

The pudding simmered on the stove.
thorny
adj. spiny or painful

It was a thorny problem.
wise crack
n. a sarcastic remark

The comedian made a wise crack in his show.
savor
v. to taste or enjoy

I savored the rose ice cream.
meek
adj. gentle, patient, shy
sapling
n. a young tree
ponder
v. to think about carefully
stubborn
adj. determined in will or purpose

The girl was stubborn about wanting a cookie.
gulp
v. to swallow quickly and in large amounts

I gulped the glass of milk.
probe
v. to examine or investigate

She probed the problem of the missing cheese.
flexible
adj. stretchy, springy, supple
fleece
n. the coat of wool like from a sheep

n. fabric with a soft, deep pile
waft
v. to drift gently and smoothly through the air

The smell of waffles wafted through the house.
brittle
adj. easily broken, fragile
wit
n. a smart, intelligent sense of humor
mince
v. to chop finely

Margaret minced the onions.
simultaneous
adj. occurring at the same time
rookie
n. an untrained recruit

The rookie teacher made 50 mistakes.
shred
v. to tear or cut into small pieces

n. a small particle (a shred of paper)
pastel
adj. a light, soft color

n. an oily crayon
quip
n. a witty remark
link
v. to connect

n. a connection
hurdle
n. an obstacle or difficulty

Onions were a real hurdle in Margaret's life.
identical
adj. exactly the same