From the Word Wizard Club...
November 13, 2006

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

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photography

Which Means:

The practice or art of taking pictures with a camera.

As In:

Image He was young when he started photography as a hobby, and now he has his own business.

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You can remember how to spell this word by remembering it in two parts: photo picture + graphy writing.

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phase

Which Means:

A period of time, a stage, in a cycle of events.

As In:

Image Rodney went through a phase when all he did when he got home from school was cook soup.

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The PH in this word sounds like an F.

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thoughtful

Which Means:

Attentive, careful, using good judgment, given to thinking.

As In:

Image It was thoughtful of the children to give their father a Father's Day card.

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The suffix -ful means that it is full of something; in this case though, it is only spelled with one L. Look out for the silent GH, too.

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south

Which Means:

The direction directly opposite north, to your right if facing the spot where the sun comes up.

As In:

Image Just by looking at your compass, you can tell which direction is south.

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This word is spelled just like mouth except for the S up front.

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wheat

Which Means:

A cereal, a kind of tall grass whose seeds are ground into flour for baking.

As In:

Image Wheat is used in many foods that we eat every day.

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EAT is what you do to WHEAT and there it is right inside it.

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whittle

Which Means:

To slice or cut off small pieces to create a shape, usually in wood.

As In:

Image Jim's favorite thing to do while camping was to whittle.

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The two Ts here are like the two sticks you whittle!

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chimney

Which Means:

The smokestack of a house, where smoke from the stove, furnace, or fireplace can escape.

As In:

Image In the Santa Claus legend, Santa delivers presents to good boys and girls by slipping down the chimney.

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The two consonants in the middle of this word come in the order of the alphabet: MN.

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crunch

Which Means:

To make the same sound as if eating carrots or celery, or the sound itself.

As In:

Image It is impossible to sneak up on someone while crunching on a carrot.

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This fun word is like the sound it makes; it sounds like lunch and is spelled like it, too.

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shoulder

Which Means:

The place that connects the top of your arm to your neck; it holds your arm on when you raise your hand.

As In:

Image Sami applied sunblock to her shoulders when she went outside to the pool.

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This word also means to do something hard or difficult, as to shoulder the job of mowing the lawn every week.

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shove

Which Means:

To push hard and with sudden force.

As In:

Image The door was stuck, so Rachael had to shove it open.

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The vowel sound in this word is U, although it is spelled OVE, like love.

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