From the Word Wizard Club...
September 28, 2009

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

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rejected

Which Means:

To have been refused, said no to, or turned away.

As In:

Image Arlen was rejected at the talent audition, but decided he would practice harder for next year.

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The base word here is 'reject', to say no to or refuse.

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landscape

Which Means:

The contour or appearance of the land in a particular area.

As In:

Image The landscape of this area is mountainous.

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Break this one up into its syllables: land-scape.

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generation

Which Means:

A group of people who are born and grow up at the same time.

As In:

Image Each generation gives birth to a new one; here are four women from four generations in one family!

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We'll be able to use this word for generations!

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starvation

Which Means:

Extreme hunger and lack of food, perhaps resulting in death.

As In:

Image There are ways to help others who may be experiencing starvation; volunteer at or donate to a local soup kitchen!

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This word is not starving for letters!

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codswallop

Which Means:

Nonsense, foolishness, rubbish.

As In:

Image A moose standing on its head?! That's codswallop!

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What other words can you think of that mean "nonsense"?

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presence

Which Means:

The state of being on hand, in a particular place at a particular time.

As In:

Image The baby's presence calmed the visitors and made everyone smile.

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The S comes before C in 'presence'.

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label

Which Means:

A sticker or tag attached to something that tells what the object is, who made it, or where it is going.

As In:

Image My mother makes jam every summer and puts a label on each jar.

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In 'label', the E comes before L!

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thunderous

Which Means:

Having the loud sound of thunder (the sound lightening makes as it heats and expands the air around it).

As In:

Image The baby did not like the thunderous storm!

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All you have to do here is add the suffix -OUS to the end of 'thunder' to make a lot of noise spelling!

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complicated

Which Means:

Not simple, difficult because of having very many parts or aspects.

As In:

Image The electrician had to solve the complicated problem.

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Complicated has two hard K sounds, but they are spelled with Cs.

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attitude

Which Means:

Mental outlook, perspective, the way a person looks at something.

As In:

Image Daniel has a cheerful attitude about life.

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How is your attitude toward spelling?

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