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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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9/30/14

ESCHEW

ESCHEW

Es-shoo

Avoid; shun; abandon;

Abstaining by staying away.

I will eschew buying comics because I own too many.

I will eschew donuts and not eat them again.

Es - chew

Es (Reminds) Sss or hiss

Chew (Rhymes) Shoo or go away

Hiss. Shoo! Go away!

SSS SHOO


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9/29/14

ESPY

ESPY

Es-pee

Observe; look; perceive;

Seeing from far away.

I espy a bus and it is the one that I am waiting for.

E - spy

Spy (Reminds) To spy or look

I spy when I look from far away.

SPY


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9/28/14

ESTUARY

ESTUARY

Es-chew-air-re

Bay; gulf; cove;

Forming a body of water where a river meets the ocean.

We turned in the estuary and went up river.

We floated into the estuary, but decided not to go swimming.

Estu - ary

Estu (Reminds) It is to

Ary (Rhymes) Airy

A river runs to the airy bay.

ES TU AIRY

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9/27/14

EUPHORIA

EUPHORIA

You-for-re-ya

Joy; glee; elation;

Happily enjoying a good feeling.

I felt euphoria because it was great to win.

I can tell you got the job because of your look of euphoria. 

Eu - phor - re - ya

Eu (Rhymes) You

Phor (Rhymes) For

Ya (Rhymes) Yah

You say for yah!

YOU FOR YAH



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9/26/14

EVANESCENT

EVANESCENT

Ev-van-nes-sent

Evaporating; fading; fleeting;

Vanishing like vapor.

My gloom became evanescent after you cheered me up.

Your cigar smoke is now evanescent and I am happy.

E - van - es - scent

Van (Reminds) Vanish

Scent (Reminds) Scent or a smell

Vanish like a scent.

VANISH SCENT


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9/25/14

EVINCE

EVINCE

Ee-vinse

Uncloak; reveal; prove;

Proving something to be true.


You did evince me and now I believe you.

This poster will evince you that this is the missing dog.

Evince

Evince (Reminds) Convince

We convince someone to believe us.

CONVINCE


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9/24/14

EXPATRIATE

EXPATRIATE

Ex-pay-tree-at

Migrant; refugee; outcast;

Leaving a country and no longer supporting it.

He is an expatriate and is no longer a citizen.

Ex - patriate

Ex (Reminds) Ex or past

Patriat (Reminds) Patriot

AN ex-patriot lives in a new country.

EX PATRIOT


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9/23/14

FACILE

FACILE

Fa-sil

Effortless; hasty; simplistic;

Mastering something with ease.

Drawing smiley faces is facile because they are easy to draw.

Fa - cile

Fa (Reminds) Fa

Cile (Rhymes) Seal

We say, "fa" when we seal something and finish it.

FA SEAL


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9/22/14

FASTIDIOUS

FASTIDIOUS

Fast-tid-ee-owse

Meticulous; exacting; picky;

Doing something with great care and thought.

The fastidious woman spent hours choosing her hat.

He was fastidious and insisted all items on his desk had to point north.

Fast - idious

Fast (Reminds) Fast

Idious (Reminds) Hideous

We choose slowly because fast is hideous.

 FAST HIDEOUS



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9/21/14

FATUOUS

FATUOUS

Fat-chew-us

Stupid; silly; foolish;

Not understanding or being dull witted.

That was a fatuous email and it did not make sense.

Do I like your hat? It is quite fatuous and silly.

Fat - u - ous

Fat (Reminds) Fat

U (Reminds) You

Ous (Rhymes) Us

Our mind is fat when you explain it to us.

FATHOM US


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9/19/14

FLOCCULENT

FLOCCULENT

Flok-you-lent

Downy; wooly; tuft;

Possessing fluffiness.

The duckling was flocculent because it did not have feathers.

Floc - culent

Flock (Reminds) Flock

Culent (Reminds) Cumulus clouds

A flock of clouds is fluffy.

FLOCK CUMULUS


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9/18/14

FLUMMOX

FLUMMOX

Flum-mux

Baffle; puzzle; mystify;

Causing confusion or bewilderment.

The puzzles flummox me and I cannot solve them.


I can always flummox the boy by doing the coin-from-the-ear magic trick.

Flum - m - ox

Flum (Reminds) Flub or mess up

Ox (Reminds) Ox or dumb animal

Flub something like a dumb ox.

FLUB OX



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9/17/14

FORTUITOUS

FORTUITOUS

For-to-ah-tis

Opportune; fortunate; timely;

Getting lucky.

It was fortuitous we met because it was unexpected.

It turned out to be a fortuitous day.

Fortuit - ous

Fortuit (Reminds) Fortune

Ous (Rhymes) Us

It is fortunate for us.

FORTUNATE US



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9/16/14

FURLOUGH

FURLOUGH
 

Fur-lo
 

Layoff; leave; vacation;
 

Going on a temporary layoff.
 

I took a furlough and traveled until I was rested.
He went on a short furlough and had a lot of fun.
 
Fur - lough
 

Fur (Reminds) Fur or a coat
 

Lough (Reminds) Go
 

We wear a fur coat when we go.
 

FUR GO


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9/15/14

GABBLE

GABBLE

Ga-bul

Clatter; drivel; blab;

Making unclear noises.

It sounds like gabble when many people talk.

His gabble made it impossible to focus on the scrabble game.

Gabble

Gabble (Reminds) Gobble

We cannot understand gobble sounds.

GOBBLE


I bumfuzzle you. Why might you cross your eyes?




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Bumfuzzle means to confuse so you make a funny face.

9/14/14

GANDER

GANDER

Gan-der

Peek; glance; look;

Looking around.

I took a gander in the shop and I saw new things.

The goose took a gander at the flower.

Gander

Gander (Reminds) Gander or a looking goose

A goose is curious and takes a gander

GANDER


You wear a wonky hat. Why does your hair get wet in the rain?


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Wonky means to be tilted to one side.

9/13/14

GARRULOUS

GARRULOUS

Gar-rule-lus

Chatty; blabby; rambling;

Talking about boring or trivial things.

He is garrulous and can't stay silent.

The garrulous women bored us with her trivial stories.

Gar - rul - ous

Gar (Reminds) Garish or loud

Rul (Reminds) Rule

Ous (Reminds) Us

We are garish when trifles rule us.

GARISH RULES US


You're at the zenith of a mile high mountain. How long will it take to walk to the top?


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Not long at all. The zenith is the top.


9/12/14

GAZETTE

GAZETTE

Ga-zet

Publication; magazine; newspaper;

Proving news as a newspaper or a daily paper.

I bought a gazette and it had interesting news in it.

Gaze - ette

Gaze (Reminds) Gaze or look

Ette (Reminds) Vignette or story

We gaze at the vignette.

GAZE VIGNETTE




I tell you verbatim what the owl said. What did I say?

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Who. Who. Verbatim means to say it exactly as it was originally said.


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9/11/14

GESTATION

GESTATION

Jes-tay-shun

Pregnancy; incubation; conception;

Carrying a baby inside a womb.

 Her gestation was long and her belly grew big.

The gestation ended and soon there were many more rabbits.

Ge - station

Ge (Reminds) Gee or awe

Station (Reminds) Station

Gee.  There is a baby in the station.

GEE STATION



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9/10/14

GLIMPSE

GLIMPSE

Glimps

Glance; look; spy;

Looking at something briefly.

I can only glimpse it now and I will look at it longer later.

The boy caught a glimpse of a rabbit ear and knew how the trick was done.

Glimp - se

Glimp (Reminds) Glimmer

A glimmering light is brief.

GLIMMER


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9/9/14

GRASPABLE

GRASPABLE

Grasp-ah-bul

Simple; obvious; clear;

Comprehending something.

Your explanation is graspable and I understand it.


Okay! Your new invention is graspable. I get it.

Grasp - able

Grasp (Reminds) Grasp

Able (Reminds) Able


We are able to grasp it because it is clear.

GRASP ABLE



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9/8/14

HAUGHTY

HAUGHTY

Haw-tee

Lordly; imperious; arrogant;

Condescending with a proud attitude.

She is haughty and not humble at all.

The haughty woman walked by and never said hello.

Haught - y

Haught (Reminds) Height

She thinks her height is above others.

HEIGHT


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9/7/14

HERMETIC

HERMETIC

Her-met-tik

Sealed; tight; shut;

Isolating from outside influence.

We cannot be hermetic because we need help.

The little dog was hermetic. He never came out and we did not know why.

Hermet - Ic

Hermet (Reminds) Hermit

Ic (Reminds) Ick or yucky

A hermit says, "ick". Go away.

HERMIT ICK



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9/6/14

HINTERLAND

HINTERLAND

Hint-a-land

Outback; sticks; bush;

Existing as a country backwoods.

She lives in the hinterland and there is no one around.

Hint - er - land

Hint (Reminds) Hint or a little of

Land (Reminds) Land

A hint of people lives in this land.

HINT LAND


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9/5/14

HISTRIONIC

HISTRIONIC

His-tree-on-ick

Dramatic; theatrical; melodramatic;

Showing an insincere face.

I am not being histrionic because I really like your tie.

I love your tie and I am not being histrionic. Ahem.

Hist - r - ionic

Hist (Reminds) History

Ionic (Reminds) Bionic or faked

History is bionic when it is faked.

HISTORY BIONIC


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9/4/14

HUBRIS

HUBRIS

You-bris

Vanity; pride; arrogance;

Exaggerating confidence.

He failed because his hubris made him over-confident.

The hubris of the little dog was amazing. He needed to be more cautious.

Hu - bris

Hu (Rhymes) You

Bris (Reminds) Bristle

You bristle with too much confidence and will fail.

YOU BRISTLE


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9/3/14

IGNOBLE

IGNOBLE

Ig-no-bel


Modest; peasant; unworthy;

Coming from an inferior position or birth.

He became a king despite being ignoble and being born poor.

The prince had an ignoble birth since his parents were frogs.

Ig - noble

Ig (Reminds) Icky or yucky

Noble (Reminds) Noble or prince

An icky noble is born poor.

ICKY NOBLE



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9/2/14

IGNORAMUS

IGNORAMUS

Ig-nor-ram-mus

Fool; stupid; dunce;

Someone who thinks they are smart while they really are dumb.

I am not an ignoramus because I understand.

The robot was an ignoramus when it came to chess. He did not play the game correctly.

Ignor - amus

Ignor (Reminds) Ignorant

Amus (Reminds) Amuse

I am ignorant and amused because I do not understand.

IGNORANT AMUSE


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9/1/14

IMBUE

IMBUE

Imm-byou

Instill; ingrain; inspire;

Persuading someone to have a good opinion.

The good teacher will imbue a love of learning.

Im - bue

Im (Reminds) In

Bue (Reminds) Beau

We are in love with the beau who teaches us.

IN BEAU


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