From the Word Wizard Club...
July 27, 2009

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

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rescuer

Which Means:

A person who saves someone or something from harm or danger.

As In:

Image A lifeguard is a rescuer of people who are in danger in the water.

Heads Up!

Adding the suffix -ER turns many verbs into nouns (the people who do that action): driver, golfer, painter.

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ukulele

Which Means:

A small stringed instrument, similar to a guitar, mainly associated with Hawaiian music.

As In:

Image Newman has played the ukulele for several years.

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This word has two Us and two Es.

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mythology

Which Means:

The study of legends and stories about heros, passed down generation to generation, that contains a basic truth about society.

As In:

Image Zeus is the main god in Greek mythology; he is the father of other gods and people, and ruler of heaven.

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If a Y is at the front of a word, it is often a consonant. If it is anywhere else in the word (like in 'mythology') it has a short I sound.

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poisonous

Which Means:

Containing a harmful or deadly substance.

As In:

Image Be careful for rattlesnakes on the hike -- they are poisonous!

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Imagine the O is a snake's open mouth, and the I is when the snake sticks its tongue out!

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unbearable

Which Means:

Not able to be tolerated or coped with.

As In:

Image The elephant made the unbearable heat bearable by cooling off in a pool.

Heads Up!

Imagine how grumpy a bear would get if she was unhappy--she would find it un'bear'able!

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