From the Word Wizard Club...
November 6, 2006

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

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beetle

Which Means:

A bug that has four wings under a hard shell.

As In:

Image The ladybird beetle, or ladybug, is a red color with black dots that eats annoying bugs.

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Just remember this word is spelled like bee with a TLE.

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jumble

Which Means:

A confused or messy mixture, or to make a mixed-up mess.

As In:

Image Her organizer had a jumble of papers sticking out everywhere.

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The ending on this word is BLE.

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debt

Which Means:

When you haven't paid back money you borrowed or done something in return for help you received.

As In:

Image My friend bought two books for me and I haven't paid him back yet. I'm in debt to him until I can!

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This funny word has a silent B!

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waddle

Which Means:

A way of walking with stiff legs that makes the body tip side to side.

As In:

Image The duck waddled all the way to the pond.

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This word has two Ds in it, as a duck has two legs.

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cemetery

Which Means:

A place where the dead are buried.

As In:

Image Billy visits his grandparents' graves in the cemetery often.

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The end of this word sounds like many words that end on -ary, but remember it ends on -ERY.

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fragrance

Which Means:

A pleasant smell.

As In:

Image Sally's favorite fragrance is the smell of roses.

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This word can be used as an adjective too, but then it is spelled fragrant.

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haunted

Which Means:

Lived in by ghosts.

As In:

Image There were rumors that the old Bradley house was haunted by Mr. Bradley's aunt.

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Remember that this word is haunted by an aunt- spelled right there inside it.

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orphanage

Which Means:

A place that takes care of children with no parents.

As In:

Image The ladies club made quilts for their local orphanage as a winter gift.

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The PH in this word sounds like an F.

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threat

Which Means:

Something possible that may be harmful or damaging.

As In:

Image Humans are a greater threat to sharks than sharks are to humans.

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The vowels in this word are spelled EAT, but are pronounced differently.

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diagonal

Which Means:

Going from one corner across the center to the opposite corner.

As In:

Image The X in the middle of this square shows the direction of diagonal lines.

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The prefix DI- means two. In this case, it's joining two opposite sides or corners.

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