From the Word Wizard Club...
March 12, 2007

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

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bruised

Which Means:

Having a tender spot on the body that turns dark, caused by something hitting it.

As In:

Image Gregory got a bruised eye during a boxing match when another player punched him! Ouch!

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The verb and noun form for this word is bruise. She bruised her leg when she ran into the corner of the table.

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adult

Which Means:

A grown-up person, animal, or plant.

As In:

Image The older and taller people in this picture are adults.

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Your parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are adults.

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immortal

Which Means:

That never dies.

As In:

Image Count Dracula is said to be immortal.

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Immortal can also be an noun, as Count Dracula is an immortal.

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century

Which Means:

One hundred years.

As In:

Image Grandma was a century old and still dancing!

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The prefix CENT- or CENTI- means 100 as in century, percent or 1/100th as in cent.

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whippersnapper

Which Means:

An unimportant person who is bold and offensive.

As In:

Image The young whippersnapper didn't bother to look for cars as he crossed the street, causing several cars to slam on their brakes.

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There are four Ps in this word!

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fling

Which Means:

To throw quickly and hard.

As In:

Image Garth didn't mean to fling the snowball so hard that it broke the window!

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The past tense of fling is flung.

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brain

Which Means:

The organ in the head that controls thoughts, feelings, and actions.

As In:

Image We couldn't think without our brains.

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People have a brain or brains. You can use this word either way.

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grovel

Which Means:

To act in an embarrassing way by being too humble and slave-like.

As In:

Image He groveled before her so much that she blushed! She forgave him, of course.

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To remember this word, think of gravel, a type small rock found on dirt roads. If you grovel, you are very close to gravel, or at someone's feet!

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crash

Which Means:

To hit something suddenly and make a loud noise.

As In:

Image The car crashed into the tree and was ruined but no one was hurt.

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C before R or L always sounds like K.

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plash

Which Means:

A light splash, or to make one.

As In:

Image Jessie went outside to plash in the puddle.

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This word is spelled just like splash, but without the S!

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