From the Word Wizard Club...
July 21, 2014

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

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beauty

Which Means:

What something has when it is very pretty and lovely.

As In:

Image Flowers are full of beauty.

Heads Up!

This word has 3 vowels you must remember: EAU.

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floppy

Which Means:

Soft and flexible; hanging down.

As In:

Image A rabbit has floppy ears.

Heads Up!

My rabbit's ears are floppier than your rabbit's: remember the Y becomes I before an -er or -est.

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crystal

Which Means:

A small part of nature that has a regular, angled pattern.

As In:

Image A snowflake or diamond is a kind of crystal.

Heads Up!

In this word, the Y is a vowel that sounds like a short I.

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fang

Which Means:

A long, sharp, pointed tooth in some animals.

As In:

Image Animals who have fangs eat meat.

Heads Up!

Notice the sound at the end of this word; it is always spelled NG.

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brief

Which Means:

Short, not taking a long time.

As In:

Image Because of the water, his sandcastle only lasted a brief time.

Heads Up!

Remember: I before E, except after C, unless the word sounds like 'air'.

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brake

Which Means:

The things that stop a car or other vehicle from moving.

As In:

Image Before he raced the car, he made sure his brakes worked.

Heads Up!

The 'brake' of a car sounds just like the word 'break' in 'break a glass' but it is not spelled the same!

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butter

Which Means:

A creamy, yellow spread made from milk that you put on toast and other food.

As In:

Image Melted butter on popcorn is my favorite.

Heads Up!

Did you know that butter is made from the cream in milk?

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capture

Which Means:

To catch and keep.

As In:

Image Can you capture a star from the sky?

Heads Up!

All words that end on -ture are pronounced -chur; 'picture' is another one.

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direction

Which Means:

A certain way to go, or an explanation how to get there.

As In:

Image Compasses tell us which direction we are going.

Heads Up!

This word is 'direct' plus the ending -ion, which is in many words.

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capsule

Which Means:

A hollow container, usually long with round ends.

As In:

Image Vitamins and medicines come in capsules.

Heads Up!

Remember the last syllable has a U and a silent E: sule.

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bait

Which Means:

Something that gets another thing to come closer.

As In:

Image You can use peanuts on a string as bait for chipmunks.

Heads Up!

Remember that the 'a' sound in this word is spelled AI, just like 'wait'.

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