From the Word Wizard Club...
June 5, 2006

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

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numb

Which Means:

Not having any feeling in a part of your body, or not feeling any emotion.

As In:

Image Sometimes when you go to the dentist, they will make your mouth numb so you won't feel pain.

Heads Up!

This word has a silent B on the end.

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plumber

Which Means:

A person who installs and repairs the water pipes in buildings.

As In:

Image We must have the plumber over to the house tonight because our sink leaks.

Heads Up!

This word has a silent B in the middle.

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chalk

Which Means:

A small white stick that is used to write on blackboards.

As In:

Image In schools, many teachers use colored markers on whiteboards, not chalk on blackboards.

Heads Up!

This work has a silent L before the K, just like talk or walk.

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folk

Which Means:

Traditions, or people who practice them.

As In:

Image There is a folk music concert this weekend.

Heads Up!

You can also say 'folks'; this means your parents or people in general. But the L is silent.

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height

Which Means:

How far off the ground something is.

As In:

Image When she was 10, her height was 4 feet.

Heads Up!

Although a doctor may ask you your height and weight, these words are not pronounced the same. Height has an 'eye' sound and weight has an 'ay' sound.

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delight

Which Means:

A feeling of happiness and surprise.

As In:

Image She smiled with delight when she heard that she won the prize.

Heads Up!

The IGH in this word and others like it sounds like 'eye' .

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knock

Which Means:

To hit with something heavy, or bang with your fist.

As In:

Image The runner knocked every hurdle down as he tried to jump over them.

Heads Up!

Even though the K at the beginning of the word is silent, the C in the CK at the end is, too.

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kneel

Which Means:

To crouch down on your knees.

As In:

Image I had to kneel down to reach under the desk.

Heads Up!

Not only does this word have a silent K, its past tense can either be 'knelt' or 'kneeled.'

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whole

Which Means:

Entire, in one piece.

As In:

Image This pizza used to be whole, until someone took a piece.

Heads Up!

This word sounds just like 'hole' but is spelled differently. These two words are HOMOPHONES.

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wrinkle

Which Means:

A small fold in the surface of something like material or skin.

As In:

Image Grandpa has a lot of wrinkles.

Heads Up!

Just like wrinkles on someone's face, you can see the W in the word!

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