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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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2/28/14

Sequester


SEQUESTER

<See-kwes-ter>


Seclude; separate; isolate;

Hiding from other people.

We sequester the jury because isolation ensures a fair trial.



SEQUEST - ER

Sequest
(Reminds)
Secret

We sit in secret and stay away.

SECRET



 

Question: Can you outrun a snafu?






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Answer: 
Yes. A snafu is a mistake. It does not run.

(c) 2014 E. Carruthers
 

2/27/14

Riposte


RIPOSTE

<Re-post>


Comeback; quip; retort;

Retorting in a fast and sharp way.

Your riposte surprised us because you left us speechless.



RIP - POST - E

Rip
(Reminds)
Rip or to shred
Post
(Reminds)
Post or to say

A post that shreds someone is a sharp reply.

RIP POST





Question: You write: "The automobile license is accepable."  Why don't I understand what you wrote?







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Answer: 
The word is spelled "acceptable."  I don't know what "accepable" means. Just remember: Accept the table.

(C) 2014 E.Carruthers
 

2/26/14

Inapt


INAPT

<In-apt>


Inept; clumsy; amiss;

Actions that are not appropriate

Your writing is inapt because the story does not make sense.



IN - APT

In
(Reminds)
In
Apt
(Reminds)
Apt or apartment

Our writing stays in our apartment when it is poor.

NOT APPROPRIATE




 

Question: You're an inamorata. Why would a man walk ten miles in the snow?







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Answer: 
He wants to leave flowers on your doorstep. An inamorata is a woman who is loved. That's why.

(c) 2014 E.Carruthers
 

2/25/14

Trenchant


TRENCHANT

<Trench-chant>


Sharp; keen; biting;

Replying in a forceful way.

Your trenchant reply surprised them because you severely corrected them.



TRENCH - ANT

Trench
(Reminds)
Entrench
Ant
(Reminds)
Ant

Entrench an ant and it will bite you.

ENTRENCH CHANT



Question: You are reading my paraphrase right now. What are you reading?






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Answer: 
You are reading a sentence written in a clearer way. Paraphrase means to reword something to clarify it. Para in Latin means "beside of".

(c) 2014 E. Carruthers


2/24/14

Fealty


FEALTY

<Feel-tee>


Devoted; dedicated; allegiance;

Loyal to someone

My fealty is yours and you can trust me.



FEAL - TY

Feal
(Reminds)
Feel
Ty
(Reminds)
Tea

We feel like drinking tea with someone we are loyal to.

FEEL TEA








Question: You take your dog to a vet and you castigate him. You give him a treat. Why does he forgive you?







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Answer: 
Castigate means to chastise or correct a bad behavior by using a punishment. You only scolded him. You gave him a treat and he forgave you.

(c) 2014 E. Carruthers

 

2/23/14

Infinitesimal


INFINITESIMAL

<In-fin-ee-tes-ee-mal>


Bitty; teeny; tiny;

Something that is exceptionally small.

It is infinitesimal because we need a microscope to measure it.



INFINITE - SIMAL

Infinite
(Reminds)
Infinite
Simal
(Reminds)
Small

Being infinite and small.

INFINITE SMALL





 
Question: You recite prose and then repose. What are you doing now?






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Answer:  

Sleeping. Repose means to sleep.


(c) 2014 E. Carruthers
 

2/22/14

Miniature


MINIATURE

<Min-ee-at-chur>


Model; mini; tiny;

Something that is extremely small.

It is a miniature horse because it is as small as a dog.



MINI - ATURE

Mini
(Reminds)
Mini or small
Ature
(Reminds)
Character

Mini character that is a replica.

MINI CHARACTER




 Question: You probably use a lexicon every day. What is it?









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Answer: 
A dictionary. Each time you spell check, you're using a lexicon.


(c) 2014 E. Carruthers
 

2/21/14

Microscopic


MICROSCOPIC

<Mike-cro-scop-ick>


Atomic; minute; teeny;

Something that is too small to see by eye.

Ants are microscopic because we need a magnifier to see them well.



MICROSCOP - IC

Microscop
(Reminds)
Microscope

A microscope is needed to see it.

MICROSCOPE PICTURE



Question: You quaff. I laugh. What was funny?









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Answer: 
You gulped down a drink. Quaff means to drink quickly.

(c) 2014 E. Carruthers

2/20/14

Gargantuan


GARGANTUAN

<Gar-gan-chew-wan>


Huge; giant; massive;

Something that is very large.

The gargantuan dog was too big to keep in the house.



GARGA - NTUAN

Garga
(Reminds)
Garage

We need a garage for big things.

GARAGE




Question: You find a treasure map. You say,  "This is not esoteric." Do you find the treasure?





 


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Answer: 
Yes. Esoteric means only understood by those who have the secret. It's not esoteric because you can understand the map.

(c) 2014 E.Carruthers