skim- If a boat moves swiftly over the water, it skims the surface.
span- If the bridge spans meet, they come together.
contribution- If you help your family reach its goal, you make a contribution to your family.
initiative- When you take initiative, you make the first step in doing something.
midst- If you are in the midst of something,, you are in the middle of it.
shabby- Shabby things look old and worn out.
dazed- If you are dazed, you are confused and cannot think properly.
elevated- Something that is elevated is lifted up.
embarrass- If you embarrass someone, you make that person feel uncomfortable or ashamed.
collapses- When something collapses, it falls down because it is not well supported.