From the Word Wizard Club...
January 26, 2009

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

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granite

Which Means:

A very hard speckled rock used in construction of large buildings and tombstones.

As In:

Image I enjoy sitting on the granite bench in the park.

Heads Up!

The I in this word is short! Soon your spelling skills will be as solid as granite.

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stumble

Which Means:

To trip over something, lose your footing and come close to falling over.

As In:

Image Lucas continues to stumble over his own two feet.

Heads Up!

The letters in this word might make you stumble when reading it; just remember it's -BLE.

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drumble

Which Means:

To be lazy or move slowly.

As In:

Image Stephanie loves to drumble around the house on Saturdays.

Heads Up!

This word was used back in Shakespeare's day! Another meaning is to mumble or speak unclearly.

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haze

Which Means:

A light mist, fog, or bank of smoke making it difficult to see.

As In:

Image The haze in the humid summer sky blocked most of the mountain view.

Heads Up!

Blow the haze from your mind and spell this easy word with a Z, not S.

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essay

Which Means:

A short, well-written paper or article on a specific topic.

As In:

Image Our teacher expects us to write five essays this term!

Heads Up!

Remember to double check the spelling in your essay!

Now that you have reviewed the words, challenge your memory!

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