From the Word Wizard Club...
October 23, 2006

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

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clothes

Which Means:

What you wear.

As In:

Image There were so many clothes in the suitcase that it would barely close!

Heads Up!

Remember that you cannot count clothes. You either have one piece of clothing on or you have clothes on.

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babies

Which Means:

More than one infant not more than 3 years old.

As In:

Image The babies grew up to be best friends as adults.

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When you have just one, it is a baby. Most words that end in the consonant 'y' change the 'y' to 'i' and add -es to make the plural (bunny-bunnies, lady-ladies).

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different

Which Means:

Not the same, or unusual.

As In:

Image Sylvia and Rochelle have great fun pairing different pieces of clothing into awesome outfits.

Heads Up!

Spell this word with two Fs and two Es.

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cousin

Which Means:

The children of your aunts and uncles are your cousins.

As In:

Image My cousin and I get along great, and I can't wait to see her again!

Heads Up!

The vowels in this word appear in the correct alphabetical order, OU, but the S is pronounced 'z'.

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friend

Which Means:

A person you like and trust.

As In:

Image They're such great friends that you rarely see one without the other!

Heads Up!

You don't have to worry about the spelling on this word: a good friend will last until the '-end' of time!

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February

Which Means:

The second month of the year, between January and March.

As In:

Image February is the month of love because it has Valentine's Day!

Heads Up!

Sometimes the R after the B is not pronounced, but don't forget to include it when you write it!

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surprise

Which Means:

Something that you do not expect; it can be good or bad.

As In:

Image The child was surprised every time the jack-in-the-box opened!

Heads Up!

The first R in SUR is often not pronounced, but it's still there. In the crazy English language, that's no surprise!

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Wednesday

Which Means:

The day in the middle of the week between Tuesday and Thursday.

As In:

Image Just like the hump on this camel's back, Wednesday is also the hump in the middle of the week! Yesterday was hump day.

Heads Up!

In this word you don't pronounce the D, but you must write it.

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weird

Which Means:

Very strange.

As In:

Image Last night I dreamt about a flying pig. How weird!

Heads Up!

The two vowels in this word break the I-before-E rule but are in the same order as the alphabet: EI.

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would

Which Means:

This is a verb that shows what is possible if another situation is true.

As In:

Image How would you complete the sentence, "If I were king, I would give away ice cream for free."

Heads Up!

Could' shows possibility in the past (I could do that yesterday) while 'would' shows probability (I would do that if I could).

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