From the Word Wizard Club...
September 29, 2008

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

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traditional

Which Means:

Old-fashioned, from the old customs and ways of living in a certain culture.

As In:

Image Here the traditional Japanese kimono is seen beside a modern-day dress.

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The opposite would be nontraditional!

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rotten

Which Means:

Decayed and stinky, disgusting.

As In:

Image Edna's sneaker's smelled like rotten eggs! Phew!

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The two Ts in rotten make it really rotten!

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entire

Which Means:

Whole; with every part and nothing missing.

As In:

Image The entire class displayed their artwork on the walls.

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As you can see, it's actually an E at the front of this word, not an I.

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survival

Which Means:

Outliving or living longer than another person, thing or event.

As In:

Image What kinds of things are needed for survival in the woods?

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How can you survive spelling this word? By remembering the SUR at the front, the VIV in the middle, and AL at the end.

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influenced

Which Means:

To have had an indirect effect on someone or something.

As In:

Image My dad is a fire fighter. He has influenced me to help others.

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The base verb here is 'influence', which can also be a noun.

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currency

Which Means:

Paper money or coins used for buying items.

As In:

Image What is the currency of your country?

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Why or how do you think the word 'current' is related? What do they have in common?

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expect

Which Means:

To anticipate or look forward to something happening or being a certain way.

As In:

Image I expect to meet my cousin on this train. We're going to California together!

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Be careful not to confuse this word with 'accept' which means to take willingly or say okay to.

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pelf

Which Means:

Money or wealth gained, often dishonestly.

As In:

Image The mobster surrounded himself with pelf.

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Pelf is possibly related to the word 'pilfer', which means to steal in small amounts: Louis pilfered enough pens so he wouldn't run out for the entire year.

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acquainted

Which Means:

Personally known and familiar with, but not necessarily deeply.

As In:

Image These people are acquainted with the card game they're playing.

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The AKW sound in this word is spelled ACQU.

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publicity

Which Means:

A lot of attention from other people or media.

As In:

Image Cheryl got a lot of publicity for her new book.

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Here the C is followed by I, which means it takes a soft C sound (s).

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