From the Word Wizard Club...
April 23, 2007

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

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weary

Which Means:

Tired, exhausted by work or stress.

As In:

Image Georgia was weary after studying the entire night, and chose her favorite way to relax.

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The EA in this word is pronounced EE.

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accidental

Which Means:

Not expected or intentional, happening by chance.

As In:

Image An accidental poke with the violin bow left the other musician with a black eye!

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The two Cs in accidental weren't accidental!

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broad

Which Means:

Reaching far and wide.

As In:

Image She had a broad range of knowledge about many subjects.

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Another word for broadness is breadth.

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exaggerate

Which Means:

To make seem larger or grander than it really is.

As In:

Image Sam likes to exaggerate the size of the fish he caught! It was just a little sunfish.

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This word has two Gs--that's no exaggeration!

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engrave

Which Means:

To carve words or a picture into a hard, smooth surface, like wood, rock, or metal.

As In:

Image The words RIP engraved on the grave stone mean Rest In Peace.

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This word also means to impress in your memory, as meeting him was engraved in my mind.

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mongrel

Which Means:

A mixed breed of an animal, often one that may not be as high in quality.

As In:

Image Patricia didn't want a fancy dog with a pedigree; she was happy with a mongrel.

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This is also slang for a person or thing that is unlikable and unwanted.

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grimace

Which Means:

What you get when you make a face that shows pain, anger, or disgust.

As In:

Image Mark made a grimace as he tried to pull the gum from his hair.

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You can also use this word as a verb meaning to make that facial expression. Kaylee grimaced as the truck's exhaust blew in her face.

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interrupt

Which Means:

To stop anything that is flowing or continuing; to break into the middle of something going on.

As In:

Image Mark is unaware that he interrupts people when they are talking.

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There is nothing to interrupt the two Rs in this word.

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ferocious

Which Means:

Cruel and violent.

As In:

Image The ferocious crocodile is meant to be avoided.

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The CI in this word has a SH sound.

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scamper

Which Means:

To run away lightly and quickly.

As In:

Image The squirrels always scamper off when they see the cat coming.

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This word is usually followed by about, away, or off.

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