From the Word Wizard Club...
January 28, 2008

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

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dynamite

Which Means:

A type of explosive used to blow things up, usually rock.

As In:

Image The miners used dynamite to blast a hole in the side of the mountain.

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The Y in this word has an "eye" sound.

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anxious

Which Means:

Apprehensive, nervous, or worried about something.

As In:

Image Marcella was anxious to hear her test results.

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This word has the -ious ending that looks like IOU plus an S, but sounds like "shus".

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vaguely

Which Means:

Sort of, not very clearly.

As In:

Image I vaguely remember what I did five years ago.

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The adjective form of this word is 'vague'. It means not very clear or specific.

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honeycomb

Which Means:

The grill-like wax structure that bees store their honey and pollen in.

As In:

Image The honey and wax of the honeycomb can be eaten in order to build the immune system.

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It's not a honeycomb without the B at the end!

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blossom

Which Means:

A flower on a tree or bush.

As In:

Image The wind blew all but one blossom off the tree.

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Blossom' can also be a verb meaning to open and grow: Our trees blossom every spring. It can also be used for people: We didn't see Mae's acting talent fully blossom until she was12, but we always knew it was there.

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