From the Word Wizard Club...
March 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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gland

Which Means:

An organ that makes special chemicals for the body.

As In:

Image Saliva glands produce saliva (spit) and digestive enzymes.

Heads Up!

If someone didn't have any glands at all, what suffix would you add to this word?

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fever

Which Means:

A rise in body temperature above the normal level of 98.6 degrees F. or 37 degrees C., often caused by an infection.

As In:

Image Billy had a fever of 100 degrees.

Heads Up!

There's no need to break out in a fever trying to spell this one.

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kidney

Which Means:

A bean-shaped organ toward the back of the body that produces urine.

As In:

Image People usually have two kidneys, but can live with only one.

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Beans that are shaped like kidneys are called 'kidney beans'.

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symptom

Which Means:

A sign or clue of something that is happening.

As In:

Image Fever is a symptom that the body is trying to fight an illness.

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The Y in 'symptom' is used as a vowel.

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plaque

Which Means:

A flat plate, usually decorative, to be hung on the wall or placed on a table.

As In:

Image Sheila was proud to place the plaque on her wall; she had graduated from school with honors!

Heads Up!

Plaque can also be a hard, harmful deposit over a surface area, most often found on teeth or in blood veins.

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