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New Word a Day for Kids by Elliot Carruthers

New Word a Day for Kids

by Elliot Carruthers

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1/31/14

Camaraderie


CAMARADERIE

<Kam-mar-rod-er-ree>


Companionship; fellowship; brotherhood;

Having close friendships among a group.

The camaraderie was great and everyone was friendly.



CAMARADE - RIE

Camarade
(Reminds)
Comrade

We are comrades when we are friends.

COMRADE



Question: Would you invite a priggish person to your party? Would they be fun or a drag?




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Answer: 
No. They would irritate you because they follow all rules and insist you do too.

(c) 2014 E. Carruthers

1/30/14

Brazen


BRAZEN

<Bray-zen>


Audacious; brash; bold;

Bold without caring about shame.

The brazen seagull stole the fish and we were shocked by its daring.



BRA - ZEN

Bra
(Reminds)
Bray
Zen
(Reminds)
Zen or a high state

A mule brays and its Zen is bravery.

BRAY ZEN





Question: You eat dinner with your friend. She burps and says her gestation is done. What will you probably do next?





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Answer: 
Get her to a hospital! She is having a baby! Gestation means being pregnant.


(c) 2014 E. Carruthers




1/29/14

Impute


IMPUTE

<Im-pewt >


Credit; ascribe; assign;

Blaming someone for doing something.

People impute that he is unfriendly and they always assume he is aloof.



IMPUTE

Impute
(Reminds)
Compute

We compute that someone did something.

COMPUTE



Question: You find a comp in your camp. Why might you put out the campfire?






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Answer: 
You leave and go use the comp. A comp is a coupon for getting free stuff.

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1/28/14

Intrepid


INTREPID

<In-trep-pid>


Bold; courageous; valiant;

Exhibiting bravery.

The knight was intrepid when he rode his horse gallantly into battle.



INTREPID

Intrepid
(Reminds)
Intimidate

We intimidate others when we are brave.

INTIMIDATE



Question: A Felis Catus sits in your garden. Do you have to water it?





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Answer:
No. It's a cat. Why water a cat?

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1/27/14

Perfidious


PERFIDIOUS

<Per-fid-ee-us>


Deceitful; unfaithful; disloyal;

Acting in an untrustworthy way.

The thief was perfidious and he betrayed us at every turn.



PER - FIDIOUS

Per
(Reminds)
Person
Fidious
(Reminds)
Insidious

An insidious person betrays others.

PERSON INSIDIOUS



Question: Your car has a stalwart engine. Can you drive it or does it stall?




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Answer: 
You can drive it. Stalwart means being strong. Your car has a strong engine.



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Transient


TRANSIENT

<Tran-see-ent>


Fleeting; flash; brief;

Existing for a short time.

The light was transient because it flickered and then disappeared.



TRANSIENT

Transient
(Reminds)
Transmit

What we transmit quickly from one place to another.

TRANSMIT


 

Question: see a vestige of a loaf of bread. What do I probably see?


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Answer: Crumbs. A vestige is evidence that something existed and no longer exists.

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1/26/14

Querulous


QUERULOUS

<Qwer-rul-lus>


Crabby; cranky; complaining;

Complaining a lot and often.

The old man is querulous because he whines all the time.



QUERUL - OUS

Querul
(Reminds)
Quarrel
Ous
(Rhymes)
Us

You quarrel with us when you whine.

QUARREL US





Question : You ruminate on things while you ruminate a lettuce sandwich. What are you doing?


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Answer:
You are thinking about things while you are chewing a lettuce sandwich. Ruminate means to think about something, but ruminate also means to chew.

 (c) 2014 E.S. Carruthers

1/25/14

Forbear


FORBEAR

<For-bare>


Avoid; abstain; refrain;

Not doing something on purpose.

I will forbear cookies and I will not eat them anymore.



FOR - BEAR

For
(Reminds)
For
Bear
(Reminds)
Bare

For it is bare when we do not do it.

FORBARE


Question: A genius and a dolt with an idiosyncrasy are standing outside. How many are standing there?



 

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Answer: Two. An Idiosyncrasy is a physical or mental habit. An Idiosyncrasy is not a person. It is a characteristic.








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1/23/14

Capitulate


CAPITULATE

<Kah-pit-chew-layte>


Yield; quit; relent;

Surrendering under given terms.

They want to capitulate and give in and not fight anymore.



CAPITUL - ATE

Capitul
(Reminds)
Catapult

We catapult and throw away our flag.

CATIPULT LATE



Question: You put a hat on your dog. I say, "I see your dog is waggish."  Your dog is not wagging its tail. Why do we laugh?



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Answer:  Waggish means to amuse or make something funny. Your dog is doing something funny.

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Orator


ORATOR

<Or-ray-tor>


Lecturer; speaker; spellbinder;

A person who speaks well

The orator hypnotized us because she spoke so well and held our attention.



ORAT - OR

Orat
(Reminds)
Audio

An orator talks in audio

AUDIO



 Question: You go trundling. What do you do with your balls?






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Answer: You throw them down the lane. Trundling means to bowl.

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