From the Word Wizard Club...
August 7, 2006

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

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capsule

Which Means:

A hollow container, usually long with round ends.

As In:

Image Vitamins and medicines come in capsules.

Heads Up!

Remember the last syllable has a U and a silent E: sule.

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pharaoh

Which Means:

A king of ancient Egypt.

As In:

Image The pharaohs are known for building the great pyramids.

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One way to remember how this word is spelled is that it ends in -oh!

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bazaar

Which Means:

A market or store where many different things are sold.

As In:

Image At the Saturday morning bazaar the vendors set up their goods to sell.

Heads Up!

This word has two As after the Z--isn't that bizarre?

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oodles

Which Means:

Lots and lots, a large quantity of something.

As In:

Image We had oodles of noodles for dinner last night.

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It's spelled just like noodles, too, but without the N.

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rascal

Which Means:

A person or animal that causes trouble, sometimes in a playful way.

As In:

Image Do you see this innocent-looking cat? Don't be fooled - he's quite a rascal!

Heads Up!

Even though the end of this word sounds like 'el', it's spelled -al!

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frothy

Which Means:

Foamy and bubbly, or sudsy.

As In:

Image Bobby worked up such a frothy bath that he couldn't see his toys!

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Sometimes a drink can be frothy too - especially cool fruity drinks in the summer!

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snout

Which Means:

An animal's nose that sticks out, such as a dog's or pig's.

As In:

Image The bigger your snout is, the better you can smell!

Heads Up!

Remember the "ow" sound in this word is written OU.

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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.

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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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treacherous

Which Means:

Dangerous, unstable, or untrustworthy.

As In:

Image This athlete challenges his climbing skills on a treacherous mountain.

Heads Up!

Spelling this word can be treacherous, but once you learn to keep the EA and OU straight, you can spell it with your eyes closed.

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murky

Which Means:

Dark, muddy, or gloomy; not clear.

As In:

Image The murky water of swamps makes them a fine place for alligators to live.

Heads Up!

The 'er' sound in this word is spelled with a U! The more- and most-word are murkier and murkiest.

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lush

Which Means:

Plentiful, thick, rich, full.

As In:

Image Deep in the lush forest was a grand waterfall.

Heads Up!

Just add and -er for more lushness or -est to make this the lushest word around!

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