From the Word Wizard Club...
February 4, 2008

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

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pendulum

Which Means:

A long, hanging object that swings back and forth under the influence of gravity.

As In:

Image The pendulum of the grandfather clock swings back and forth, keeping time.

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The D here sounds like the second G sound in 'garage'. This word comes from the Latin 'pendulus', meaning "hanging".

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progress

Which Means:

A moving forward toward an aim or goal.

As In:

Image Did you make any progress on your school report? It's due Monday!

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This word comes from the Latin word progressus "going forward".

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recede

Which Means:

To pull back or go away.

As In:

Image The water recedes during low tide, showing more of the beach.

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This word comes from the Latin word recedere "to go, fall back".

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dispense

Which Means:

To give out in a certain quantity or amount.

As In:

Image The pharmacist dispenses the correct number of pills for each prescription.

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This word comes from the Latin verb 'dispensare', which means "to distribute".

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porter

Which Means:

A carrier, a person who carries things such as luggage.

As In:

Image The hotel porter wondered what the elderly woman had in her bags that made them so heavy!

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This word comes from the Latin 'portare', which means "to carry".

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