From the Word Wizard Club...
June 15, 2009

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

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puckish

Which Means:

Causing playful trouble, mischievous.

As In:

Image Gavin was being awfully puckish today; he was swinging from the light!

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Think of the puckered face you make when eating a lemon, or how puckish you feel when you give one to someone else a lemon to eat!

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herd

Which Means:

A large number of animals together.

As In:

Image The herd of horses stood grazing on the summer grass.

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This word sounds like 'heard', but is spelled without an A.

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normally

Which Means:

In an ordinary or typical way, usually.

As In:

Image We normally do our homework in the evening.

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If you spell the word 'normal', just add -LY to the end.

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celebration

Which Means:

An event or act in honor of something special and remarkable.

As In:

Image You won the Spelling Bee? It's time for a celebration!

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Spelling this word is cause for celebration! You did it!

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parallel

Which Means:

Two lines that are always the same distance from each other.

As In:

Image Samson practiced on the parallel bars after school.

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The three Ls in 'parallel' will always be parallel.

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plunder

Which Means:

To steal, rob or destroy everything, leaving nothing behind, usually done during war.

As In:

Image The dinosaur takes every chance to plunder cities.

Heads Up!

Avoid confusing plunder with 'blunder', which means to move around clumsily, unsteadily, stupidly: She blunders through her messy bedroom searching for her glasses.

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flow

Which Means:

To move along like a river, or from one thing to another.

As In:

Image Watch the water flow over the rocky rapids.

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In 'flow', let your pencil flow from one letter to the next.

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queue

Which Means:

A line, usually of people waiting for something.

As In:

Image The queue to get into the concert was one hour long, but worth it.

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The QU at the beginning of this queue of letters has the K sound, followed by EUE for U.

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pout

Which Means:

Showing sadness or disappointment, the mouth forms a little frown with the lower lip sticking out slightly.

As In:

Image Rory's mouth was in a pout because he missed his father.

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You can remember the meaning of pout because of the word 'out' after the P, the lower lip sticking out.

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praise

Which Means:

Admiration and approval for a person or thing.

As In:

Image This father showed his praise for his son by giving him a high five.

Heads Up!

Spell this word like 'raise' with a P at the beginning.

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