From the Word Wizard Club...
June 19, 2006

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

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collar

Which Means:

A piece of material around the neck of a shirt, or something worn around the neck.

As In:

Image It was so hot out that the collar of his shirt was damp with sweat.

Heads Up!

It might sound as if the ending of this word is -er, but it's -ar!

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enjoy

Which Means:

To like doing something.

As In:

Image Luke really enjoys floating around the pool on sunny days.

Heads Up!

This word always begins with an E, though it sounds like an N - don't forget!

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battle

Which Means:

A fight, skirmish or small war.

As In:

Image Many battles took place in Pennsylvania.

Heads Up!

Remember that the E comes after the L.

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collection

Which Means:

Many things that are gathered together in one place.

As In:

Image Many people have a collection of stamps.

Heads Up!

This word is just like 'collect' with the ending -ion. Remember this ending; it is on many words.

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arctic

Which Means:

Very cold, freezing, like the area around the North Pole.

As In:

Image More places than just the North Pole are arctic!

Heads Up!

Remember that there are two Cs in this cold, winter word!

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alarm

Which Means:

Fear caused by possible danger, or a warning.

As In:

Image My alarm woke me up too early this morning!

Heads Up!

This word can also show action; for example, the dog alarmed the cat.

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breeze

Which Means:

A light, gentle wind.

As In:

Image My favorite days are when the sun is shining and I feel a soft breeze on my face.

Heads Up!

This word sounds nice and long, since it has three Es, though the last one is silent.

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dare

Which Means:

When you ask a person to do something to show they are brave; a challenge.

As In:

Image On a dare, they wanted her to run up and touch the door of the spooky house.

Heads Up!

The letter 'A' always sounds like Ay before a consonant plus a silent E, like 'ate', 'came', and this word. It sounds like Ah when there is just a consonant, like "at" or "cab."

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correct

Which Means:

Being right or having no mistakes.

As In:

Image The student looked as if she was not sure if her answer was correct.

Heads Up!

The correct way to spell this word is with two Rs!

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coach

Which Means:

A person who trains you to do something, who helps you to perform better.

As In:

Image Our coach is tough but also very nice too.

Heads Up!

Remember that more than one coach is spelled "coaches" with an E before the plural S.

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