From the Word Wizard Club...
January 5, 2009

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

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equipped

Which Means:

To make sure something has everything it needs to work properly.

As In:

Image The hospital room came equipped with everything they could possibly need for the patient.

Heads Up!

This word is equipped with a QU and two Ps!

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landlord

Which Means:

The owner of a house, building, or land who leases (rents) it to others for use.

As In:

Image We have to pay rent to our landlord every month and she comes to fix whatever problems we have.

Heads Up!

This is a compound word made from LAND and LORD (someone who has control over or owns something).

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journey

Which Means:

A long trip that takes many days or covers many miles.

As In:

Image The road stretched before the class as they headed on their journey into the mountains.

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The journey across this word is short!

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ruction

Which Means:

A disturbance, fight, or quarrel.

As In:

Image Chester and Donald got in trouble for their ruction after school.

Heads Up!

Let there be no ruction about spelling this word. The 'shun' sound at the end is spelled -TION.

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stroll

Which Means:

To go for a relaxed walk.

As In:

Image The two girls stroll through the city while looking at the shop windows.

Heads Up!

Just imagine the two Ls in this word are the two people strolling through a park!

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bloodstream

Which Means:

The system of veins and arteries blood flows through in the body.

As In:

Image The bloodstream carries nutrients and oxygen to all parts of the body, and carries away waste.

Heads Up!

Spelling 'bloodstream' correctly might easier if it's broken down into 'blood' and 'stream'.

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section

Which Means:

One part of something that is separated or distinct.

As In:

Image Here is one section of an orange.

Heads Up!

There are two syllables in this word: SEC and TION, which always sounds like 'shun'.

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register

Which Means:

A record of payments, names, or things.

As In:

Image The old farmer's market kept a register of all the things the customers bought.

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Registers are often kept on computers now.

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dented

Which Means:

Having a hollow or dipped area in a surface, either deep or shallow, caused by a hit or collision.

As In:

Image After the accident, they could see the car was badly dented.

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This is the past tense of 'dent'; we simply added -ED to the end.

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identify

Which Means:

To establish and figure out what something is and give it a name.

As In:

Image The ranger asked the student to identify the plant.

Heads Up!

If you change the letter F into a T, you have 'identity'.

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