From the Word Wizard Club...
February 16, 2009

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

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spat

Which Means:

A small verbal fight or quarrel; a small argument.

As In:

Image Mark and his sister Suzie get into a spat almost every day.

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'Spat' is also the past tense of 'spit' : The old man spat on the street.

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truce

Which Means:

An agreement to make peace and stop fighting or arguing.

As In:

Image After every spat, Mark and Suzie make a truce.

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If you spell this one right, we'll call a truce!

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pure

Which Means:

New, unused, free from pollution, dirt, or other impurities.

As In:

Image My ring is made of pure gold.

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Spelling is pure fun!

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controversy

Which Means:

A hot or strong disagreement about a topic.

As In:

Image Religion and politics are often topics of controversy because people have many different opinions.

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There is no controversy over the spelling of this word! It's spelled like it sounds.

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eventually

Which Means:

At sometime in the future, happening slowly but surely.

As In:

Image The turtle will eventually cross the road.

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Eventually you'll get to the end of this word! Remember 'eventual' and add -LY.

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precise

Which Means:

Exactly, sharply outlined or said; definite, exact.

As In:

Image Richard made sure each cut was precise before opening up the paper snowflake.

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Are you a precise speller? Let's work on it!

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behemoth

Which Means:

Anything that is extremely huge or powerful.

As In:

Image Did you see that monster truck? It's a behemoth!

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'Behemoth' is huge enough to hold three words: be, he, and moth.

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strip

Which Means:

To take away or remove the covering or top layer.

As In:

Image The hotel maid will strip the sheets off the bed so they can be washed.

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A strip can also be a narrow and long piece of something, like a strip of material or paper.

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convenience

Which Means:

Handiness, usefulness.

As In:

Image Appliances, like a washer, were created for our convenience.

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You may not feel the convenience of this word until you spell the last letters in this order: IENCE.

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damage

Which Means:

Injury or harm to a person, property, or a reputation (what people think of you).

As In:

Image The tree fell and caused damage to the car.

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Avoid doing damage to this word when you spell it!

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