From the Word Wizard Club...
May 14, 2007

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

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mustache

Which Means:

The hair a man can grow on his face above his top lip.

As In:

Image The little old man had a long white mustache.

Heads Up!

This French word can be spelled another way: moustache.

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beret

Which Means:

A flat hat often worn in Europe.

As In:

Image All the cool cats wear berets.

Heads Up!

This French word is pronounced with a silent T, like ballet, fillet, and valet! But be careful, because wallet and bullet are not pronounced the same way.

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sierra

Which Means:

A range of irregular rugged mountains.

As In:

Image Winter sports are popular in the sierra region of the state.

Heads Up!

Sierra is a Spanish word meaning saw. What is the connection between 'saw' and 'sierra'?

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adobe

Which Means:

Brick made from mud or clay and straw that are dried in the sun, or the buildings built from them.

As In:

Image Many people in the southwest US and Mexico live in adobe houses.

Heads Up!

This word traces back to Spanish and Arabic: at-tuba, meaning 'the brick'.

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ballet

Which Means:

An artistic dance performed in a theater by a troupe of professional dancers.

As In:

Image The dancer practiced her ballet moves every day.

Heads Up!

This word is French so the final T is silent.

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