From the Word Wizard Club...
March 30, 2009

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

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knowledge

Which Means:

Information, facts, and ideas that a person gains through education or experience.

As In:

Image Stanley increases his knowledge by reading a lot.

Heads Up!

Your knowledge of spelling will increase if you remember to place a D before the G when spelling this word.

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afford

Which Means:

To be able to pay for, or allow time for.

As In:

Image Dixie saved enough money this year so she could afford the new art set she has been dreaming of.

Heads Up!

You can definitely afford to spell this word with two Fs.

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attic

Which Means:

The highest room of a house, which people sometimes use for living or storage.

As In:

Image James heard mice in the attic last night, so his parents had to investigate.

Heads Up!

You can store two Ts up in the attic, along with a C for the 'k' sound.

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encounter

Which Means:

To come upon, to meet unexpectedly.

As In:

Image Jim encountered a wild boar (male pig) in the woods!

Heads Up!

'Encounter' can also be a noun meaning an accidental meeting: "I had several strange encounters today!"

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stitch

Which Means:

One completed loop or link made with needle and thread.

As In:

Image Baseballs have more than one stitch!

Heads Up!

Imagine that the two Ts in 'stitch' are the actual stitches!

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detect

Which Means:

To find or discover something.

As In:

Image The detectives detected several clues about the crime.

Heads Up!

Do I detect some misspells? Clues to spell this word are two Es and a C for the 'k' sound.

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donate

Which Means:

To freely give things like goods, time, or money to an organization.

As In:

Image Do you want to donate money to the local Boy Scout club?

Heads Up!

Please don't donate any other letters to spell this word other than: do + nate.

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loophole

Which Means:

A small opening in a wall, or an exception in a rule that allows someone to get around the rule without punishment.

As In:

Image Bailey could not find a loophole in her mother's plan--she couldn't avoid doing her chores.

Heads Up!

There are plenty of loopholes in the word loophole! Include three Os.

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rummage

Which Means:

To search through by turning everything over and moving things around.

As In:

Image Marcia loves to rummage through items at sales to find her latest treasure.

Heads Up!

When you rummage though 'rummage' you will find two Ms in the middle of it.

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woven

Which Means:

Interlaced together (like a tight net) to make fabric or another structure.

As In:

Image The basket was made from woven material.

Heads Up!

These letters are woven together in this order: w-o-v-e-n!

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