From the Word Wizard Club...
August 27, 2007

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

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whirlwind

Which Means:

A small tornado, or cyclone of wind spinning very, very fast.

As In:

Image The whirlwind took the man's hat off by surprise.

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'Whirl' means to spin or turn very quickly.

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playground

Which Means:

A place where children can play outside, often on equipment designed for exercise or fun.

As In:

Image The only day they didn't go to the playground was when it was raining!

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This compound means exactly what it says: a ground on which you play.

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airplane

Which Means:

A vehicle with wings and engines that flies through the air.

As In:

Image Myra flew to Chicago in a jet airplane.

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This compound word is made up of 'air' + 'plane' and means the same as plain 'plane'.

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teaspoon

Which Means:

A small spoon used in stirring tea or how much this spoon holds.

As In:

Image The recipe calls for two teaspoons of baking soda.

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This compound word is made up of 'tea' and 'spoon' even though you can stir coffee with it, too.

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silkworm

Which Means:

A worm that spins a very thin, soft thread (silk).

As In:

Image The silkworm lives in Asia and its silk cocoon is used in making soft, fine cloth.

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This compound word is made of 'silk' and 'worm' because it is a worm that makes silk.

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