From the Word Wizard Club...
December 25, 2006

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

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useless

Which Means:

Having no use.

As In:

Image Tammy donated clothing she found useless to the thrift store so that others might wear it.

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The suffix -less means "without" or "not having"; in this case, something has no use. Do you know other words ending on -less?

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motionless

Which Means:

At rest, not moving.

As In:

Image One of the fishing habits of the blue heron is to stand motionless in water until a fish approaches, and then to snatch it with its long beak.

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The suffix -less means without or not having; in this case, something is not moving. Do you know other words ending on -less?

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production

Which Means:

The creation or making of something.

As In:

Image Mass production of cars, along with many other things, made prices lower for buyers.

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The suffix -ION means an action, state, or condition.

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reservation

Which Means:

A guarantee for a place, or a place set aside for a certain purpose.

As In:

Image You often need to make a reservation ahead of time at a hotel to make sure you have a place to sleep!

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This word can also mean "doubt" or "hesitation": He had reservations about spending so much money on an old car.

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cleverness

Which Means:

Smartness, a quick and intelligent mind.

As In:

Image Scott's cleverness helped him to find solutions to problems quickly.

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The suffix -NESS means "a state, condition, or degree of." Do you know any other words that end in -ness?

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dizziness

Which Means:

The sensation that your head is spinning and that you are losing your balance.

As In:

Image Dizziness made him fall down again and again.

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The suffix -NESS means "a state, condition, or degree of." Do you know any other words that end in -ness?

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gravity

Which Means:

The state of having weight, heaviness, pulling downward toward the ground.

As In:

Image Gravity keeps us from floating off into the sky.

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This word can also mean "seriousness," as the room was filled with gravity after they heard the sad news.

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reality

Which Means:

Anything that is true, not fake or dreamed up.

As In:

Image Video games can help you understand the difference between fantasy and reality.

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The suffix -ITY means state or condition. Do you know any other words that end in -ity?

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considerable

Which Means:

A great amount, or worth thinking about.

As In:

Image Jack learned a considerable amount of French during his study abroad in Paris.

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The suffix -ABLE means "can be done". Do you know any other words that end in -ABLE?

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dependable

Which Means:

Reliable, when you can count on something.

As In:

Image Harry's rental car did not turn out to be very dependable; it broke down while he was driving down the road.

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The suffix -ABLE means "can be done". Do you know any other words that end in -ABLE?

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