From the Word Wizard Club...
May 29, 2006

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

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crazy

Which Means:

Wild, insane, or very excited about something.

As In:

Image I'm crazy about ice cream.

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If you think you are more excited, you can say you are crazier. Or the most excited, craziest!

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cork

Which Means:

The bark of a certain tree that is very light and floats or a round piece of it used for a stopper.

As In:

Image In order to drink from the bottle, you must remove the cork.

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Both the C and K in this word sound like K.

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climate

Which Means:

The typical weather in a certain place.

As In:

Image In some places the climate is cool and rainy; in others, it is hot and dry.

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This word ends on -ate even though it sounds like -et.

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continue

Which Means:

To keep on going, doing, or happening.

As In:

Image It continued to rain all day.

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This word ends on a silent E.

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clown

Which Means:

A person who dresses up in a costume, paints his or her face, and acts silly.

As In:

Image It was fun to see the clown at the circus.

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Clowns rarely frown! And you spell their name with an OW just like the Ow sound they make when they get hit with a pie!

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embarrass

Which Means:

To make a person feel ashamed, foolish, or uncomfortable.

As In:

Image When the boy reached to catch the ball, his pants tore and he was embarrassed.

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This word is so long that you have room for two Rs and two Ss.

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barrel

Which Means:

A large round cask or container.

As In:

Image We keep a barrel of water outside to water the garden.

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You know this word rolls because it has two Rs in the middle.

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advice

Which Means:

Helpful ideas, opinions or suggestions you give to someone.

As In:

Image The two women gave advice to each other.

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There is only one of this word. You cannot have many advices.

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bother

Which Means:

To annoy or trouble.

As In:

Image The bee bothered the boy by flying around his head.

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Remember: it sounds like 'father' but it is spelled differently!

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anxious

Which Means:

Nervous and worried.

As In:

Image The man was anxious because he wasn't sure what to do.

Heads Up!

This word has the -ious ending that looks like IOU plus an S, but sounds like "shus".

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