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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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3/31/14

UNMITIGATED


UNMITIGATED

<Un-mit-tee-gayt-ted>

Complete; totaling; sheer;
Not reducing in any way.
You're unmitigated success stunned because your victory was absolute.


UN - MITI - GATED

Un
(Reminds)
Un or not
Miti
(Reminds)
Metered
Gated
(Reminds)
Gated

Not metered or gated because it ran wild.

NOT METER GATED



You make bathos in a bathtub. What did you do?
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You made a crude joke. Bathos is switching from talking in a high-class way to a low-class way.
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3/30/14

IMMUTABLE


IMMUTABLE

<Im-mute-ah-bul>


Unalterable; permanent; total;

An unchangeable and undeniable absolute

An immutable law never changes because altering it boggles the universe.



IM - MUT - ABLE

Mut
(Reminds)
Mute or quiet
Able
(Reminds)
Able

It stays mute because it is not able to change.

IM MUTE TABLE



Question: I glance it. You glimpse it. Who sees more of it?
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I do. A glance is longer than a glimpse. I saw more of it.


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3/29/14

MERCURIAL


MERCURIAL

<Mer-cure-re-al>


Fickle; volatile; moody;

Moody and unpredictable

The mercurial girl liked chocolate one day and vanilla the next.



MERCUR - IAL

Mercur
(Reminds)
Mercury

A thermometer changes a lot because it has mercury.

MERCURY IAL



You probably use a lexicon every day. What is it?
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A dictionary. Each time you spell check, you're using a lexicon.

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3/28/14

CORPULENT


CORPULENT

<Kor-pew-lent>


Obese; chubby; plump;

Large and fat

Your wallet is corpulent because the money is plump and impressive.



COR - PULENT

Cor
(Reminds)
Corporation
Pulent
(Reminds)
Plump

A corporation is plump when it is full.

CORP PLUMP













Question: I wake up. I raise my hands and say, "I am enervated!"  What will I probably do next?
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Go back to bed! Enervated means to be tired or worn out. You need more sleep.


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3/27/14

DECLIVITY


DECLIVITY

<Dee-kliv-at-tee>


Descent; dip; downhill;

A declining downward slope

The declivity is very long and going down hill takes forever.



DECLIV - ITY

Decliv
(Reminds)
Decline
Ity
(Reminds)
Itty or small

It declines and becomes small.

DECLINE ITTY














 
You have a progeny. When is it a prodigy?
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When your child is a genius. Progeny means offspring. Prodigy means genius.


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3/26/14

OCCLUDE


OCCLUDE

<Oh-clewd>


Obstruct; conceal; block;

Hide or obstruct.

The birds occlude the sky and hide the sun.



OC - CLUDE

Oc
(Reminds)
Ocular or see
Clude
(Reminds)
Clue

When you cannot see because you only get a clue.

OCCULAR CLUE






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3/25/14

JAUNTY


JAUNTY

<Jawn-tee>


Bouncy; brisk; lively;

Perky with pleasure

Your jaunty smile is catching and your lively step is addictive.



JAUNTY

Jaunty
(Reminds)
Jumpy

We are jumpy and skip when we are happy.

JUMPY






 
I am incredulous because you are sedulous. What did I say?
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I am amazed because you are paying attention. Sedulous means paying persistent attention.


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3/24/14

TEMERITY


TEMERITY

<Tem-mer-rit-tee>


Bold; daring; nerve;

Being foolish and unafraid of danger.

Your temerity won the day because you were brave enough to fight.



TE - MERIT - Y

Merit
(Reminds)
Merit

You merit praise because you are brave.

MERIT






 Question: Your sister takes a turn at the cistern. What is she doing?




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Drinking water from a vessel. (Pronounced) sis-turn. A cistern is a tank for holding water or other liquids.

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