From the Word Wizard Club...
February 2, 2009

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

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knife

Which Means:

An instrument with a handle and a sharp-edged blade that is used for cutting.

As In:

Image Dull knives are more dangerous than sharp ones.

Heads Up!

The I in 'knife' slices this word in half. Remember the silent K at the beginning.

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limb

Which Means:

A part of a tree or body that extends out from the trunk (main body), like a branch, arm, or leg.

As In:

Image Real trees don't wear casts to help heal their broken limbs like humans do!

Heads Up!

Shh, the B in 'limb' is silent.

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wrestle

Which Means:

To fight closely, using the entire body, without hitting or kicking.

As In:

Image My brother likes to wrestle for the high school team.

Heads Up!

Wrestle these letters into place! The W is silent and comes first.

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thorough

Which Means:

Complete, fully and carefully done.

As In:

Image Violet was thorough in her report on bears, covering everything about the animal.

Heads Up!

This word's spelling isn't thorough without these two silent letters at the end: GH.

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solemn

Which Means:

Very serious or sacred (holy).

As In:

Image Beth gave a solemn oath not to tell anyone the secret.

Heads Up!

The N in 'solemn' is silent and the 'uh' sound is spelled with an E.

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