From the Word Wizard Club...
July 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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gongoozle

Which Means:

To stare hard at something.

As In:

Image Aren't you glad this man won't gongoozle you in person?

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A person who gongoozles is a 'gongoozler'.

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crate

Which Means:

A large and strong box with wooden slats for the sides, used in shipping and storage.

As In:

Image Farmer Jones puts his tomatoes in crates and hauls them away in his wagon.

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The word 'crate' can be used as a verb too: Crate the tomatoes!

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dangle

Which Means:

Hang loosely and freely.

As In:

Image My dog's tongue will dangle out of his mouth when he knows food is coming!

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Notice the 'g' dangles below the word!

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standard

Which Means:

A level of quality or value.

As In:

Image In order to graduate from school, you have to achieve a certain standard. Study hard!

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The standard of this word's spelling is high. Remember the two As and two Ds.

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banister

Which Means:

A handrail to guide walkers on stairways.

As In:

Image Romeo looked over the banister into the living room.

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Use the syllable pattern to help out with the spelling of this word: ban-is-ter.

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towering

Which Means:

Very tall, stretching into the sky.

As In:

Image We looked up at the towering skyscrapers that stood higher than the rest of the buildings in the city.

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What is the noun found in 'towering'?

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collision

Which Means:

A crash of two objects.

As In:

Image Even though the lake was huge, the two boats managed to get into a collision.

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The two Ls in 'collision' collide!

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instinct

Which Means:

A strong feeling or knowledge a person or animal is born with.

As In:

Image A bird has an instinct to build a nest.

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Instinct has two Is and the rest are consonants: IN-STINCT.

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overflowing

Which Means:

Pouring over the edge of a container because there is too much to be held.

As In:

Image The bag of popcorn at the movie theater was overflowing.

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What other things overflow? Can emotions overflow? Think of some examples.

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fireball

Which Means:

A round flaming object, often a shooting star or meteor.

As In:

Image Did you see the fireball fly through the night sky?

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This is a compound word made up of FIRE and BALL.

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