From the Word Wizard Club...
June 23, 2008

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

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coyote

Which Means:

A wild dog-like animal similar to but smaller than a wolf found in North America.

As In:

Image The coyote likes to howl at night.

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'Coyote' comes from the Mexican Spanish word 'coy?tl'.

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garage

Which Means:

A building to shelter automobiles.

As In:

Image Many people use their garage for things other than automobiles, such as storage and working areas.

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'Garage' comes from the French word 'garer': to dock or shelter.

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chute

Which Means:

A small tunnel that things can slide through.

As In:

Image In our house we have a clothing chute that sends dirty clothes right to the laundry room!

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'Chute' comes from the Old French word 'cheoir': to fall. Do you see the connection?

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spaghetti

Which Means:

Long, thin, and round pasta noodles.

As In:

Image Many people love spaghetti!

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This Italian word comes from 'spago' which means "a string". 'Spago' comes from the Latin word 'spacus'.

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limousine

Which Means:

A long, luxurious car, usually driven by a chauffeur.

As In:

Image We took a tour of the city in my uncle's limousine!

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Limousine' comes from the French word 'limousin', which means 'cloak'.

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