From the Word Wizard Club...
May 8, 2006

Congratulations, Kids! You've completed learning the next round of vocabulary words, and now it's time to review.

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fiddle

Which Means:

A type of simple violin.

As In:

Image Harold played the fiddle very beautifully.

Heads Up!

This word has two Ds and the -le ending, just like 'middle' and 'riddle'.

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block

Which Means:

A chunk of something.

As In:

Image He built a tower out of wood blocks.

Heads Up!

This word can also mean a row of houses between two streets.

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combine

Which Means:

To put together or mix together.

As In:

Image He combined the eggs, sugar, and flour together to make the cookie dough.

Heads Up!

The letter I is pronounced like the letter (eye) in words that end on silent E.

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experiment

Which Means:

A type of test to see if something is true, or making the test.

As In:

Image He ran an experiment to see what happened when he put the two liquids together.

Heads Up!

Here is another word with that popular ending -ment that occurs on many words, like 'enjoyment', 'statement', and this word.

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eager

Which Means:

Excited, looking forward and ready to go.

As In:

Image He was eager to take his goldfish home from the pet store.

Heads Up!

EA usually sounds like EE, as in 'eat', 'beat', and this word.

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excited

Which Means:

Happy about something good, or happy and a bit nervous. Looking forward to something.

As In:

Image He was excited because he got an A+ on his test.

Heads Up!

Take off the last E of this word when adding endings: 'excited', 'excites', 'exciting'.

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behind

Which Means:

In the back of something.

As In:

Image He was not happy about being put behind bars.

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This word is the opposite of 'in front of'.

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degree

Which Means:

A unit on a thermometer that shows how hot or cold it is.

As In:

Image How many degrees is it outside today? Should I wear a jacket?

Heads Up!

You can hear two EE sounds in this word but the first one is spelled with only one E.

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action

Which Means:

When many things are happening or moving.

As In:

Image I couldn't stop watching the action in the movie.

Heads Up!

This word has an ending you should remember because it is on a lot of words: -ion.

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even

Which Means:

Level, smooth, matched or the same.

As In:

Image The sack of money and the factory are the same height in this picture.

Heads Up!

If something is not even, it is 'uneven', as an uneven floor that has bumps in it.

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