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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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10/31/14

BURGEON

BURGEON

Bur-gin

Prosper; blossom; flourish;

Blooming at a great rate.

Your sales will burgeon and grow fast.

The growth food made the flower burgeon before my eyes.

Bur - g - eon

Bur (Reminds) Of burst

Eon (Reminds) Eon or a long time

It bursts for an eon because it grows fast.

BURST EON

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10/30/14

CAJOLE

CAJOLE

Ka-jole

Coax; persuade; entice;

Persuading by false flattery.

I will cajole her by complimenting her dog and she will do it.

I did cajole her by telling her how pretty her dog was. She lent me the money.

Caj - ole

Caj (Reminds) Cagey or clever

Ole (Reminds) Ole or ole friend

A cagey ole friend can persuade you.

CAGEY OLE

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10/29/14

CALICO

CALICO

Kal-lik-ko

Checkered; patterned; colorful;

Comprised of different colors and random shapes.

The painting had calico colors and was a beautiful mosaic.

Calico

Calico (Reminds) Calico cat

A calico cat has many colors.

CALICO CAT


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10/28/14

CANON

CANON

Can-non

Decree; law; rule;

A rule that is part of a collection of rules

The new canon is to hang up your towel after a shower.

A canon makes us follow the rules.

Can - on

Can (Reminds) Can and cannot do

On (Reminds) On or carry on

What you can do when you carry on.

CAN ON



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10/27/14

CASTIGATE

CASTIGATE

Cast-ee-gayt

Berate; lecture; scold;

Criticizing in an angry way.

I will castigate him later and scold him in private.

Cast - t - gate

Cast (Reminds) Cast out

Gate (Reminds) Gate

We cast out and close the gate when we are angry.

CAST GATE


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10/26/14

CERTITUDE

CERTITUDE

Sir-ti-tood

Conviction; surety; assurance;

Being positive because you are sure.

I can say with certitude that we will finish because we are confident.

He had an air of confident certitude because he was sure he was right.

Cert - itude

Cert (Reminds) Certain or sure

Itude (Reminds) Attitude

You have certain attitude when you are positive.

CERTAIN ATTITUDE

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10/25/14

CETACEAN

CETACEAN

See-tay-shun

Dolphin; whale; porpoise;

Being an aquatic mammal with a blowhole.

The cetacean swam by the boat and it was a dolphin.

A cetacean swam by the boat and said hello.

Cet - acean

Cet (Rhymes) Sea

Acean (Reminds) Ocean

A dolphin lives in the sea or the ocean.

SEA OCEAN

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10/24/14

CODICIL

CODICIL

Kod-dis-sil

Appendix; postscript; supplement;

Being an addition that contains more information about a document.

Add a codicil and summarize everything.

I want to add this codicil before we turn the report in.


Co - di - cil

Co (Reminds) Combine

Di (Reminds) Di or two

Cil (Reminds) Sil or a windowsill

We combine two things and look out the sil.

COMBINE DI SILL

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10/23/14

COGITATE

COGITATE

Kog-gee-tayte

Think; ponder; reflect;

Thinking hard about a problem.

I will cogitate your offer and I will give you an answer in the morning.


My cat sits and cogitates. I do not know what he thinks about.

Cog - itate

Cog (Reminds) A cog or a thing

Itate (Reminds) Meditate or think

A thing we will meditate about.

COG MEDITATE


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10/22/14

COLLEAGUE

COLLEAGUE

Col-leag

Coworker; comrade; partner;

Partnering with a fellow worker.

Her colleague was friendly and they met at lunch.

He is a colleague of mine and we work together.

Co - l - league

Co (Reminds) Of co-partner

League (Reminds) League

You co-partner in a league with a person.

CO LEAGUE



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10/21/14

COMP

COMP

Komp

Donation; perk; freebie;

Getting something as a complimentary gift.

The store gave us a comp and we got free key chains.

Here is your comp! It is a free lollipop. You spent so much money here.

Comp

Comp (Reminds) Complimentary

Complimentary gift.

COMPLIMENTARY

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10/20/14

CONFRERE

CONFRERE

Con-frair

Colleague; coworker; associate;

Sharing an association with a fellow worker.

I work with my confrere and I forget we are coworkers when we bowl.

I work close with my confrere.

Con - frere

Con (Reminds) Contact

Frere (Reminds) Friend

Contact with a friend.

CONTACT FRIEND

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10/19/14

CONTUMELY

CONTUMELY

Kon-toom-lee

Abuse; scorn; arrogance;

Having contempt or making an insult.

He was rudely treated in a contumely way.

The contumely woman put her finger in my face and she was very rude.

Con - tu - me - ly

Con (Reminds) Con

Tu (Reminds) To

Me (Reminds) Me

Con to me when you are insulting.

CON TO ME


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10/18/14

CONUNDRUM

CONUNDRUM

Con-nun-drum

Mystery; puzzle; problem;

Confusing with a riddle.

It is a conundrum that I cannot solve because it's a tough mystery.

It was a conundrum. He never could finish the puzzle.

Con - undrum

Con (Means) Con or trick

Undrum (Reminds) Understand

A puzzle tricks me and I do not understand it.

CON UNDERSTAND

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10/17/14

DANK

DANK

Dank

Damp; humid; muggy;

Soaking moist and wet.

The basement was dank and musty.

Dank

Dank (Reminds) Dunk

We dunk in something wet.

DUNK

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10/16/14

DECOROUS

DECOROUS

Dek-or-us

Civilized; conforming; dignity;

Conducting your self with good manners.

You are a decorous person because you behave well.

He was decorous and had medals for his good behavior.

Decor - ous

Decor (Reminds) Décor

Ous (Sounds) Us

Good décor is around us and we behave well.

DECOR US

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10/15/14

DENIZEN

DENIZEN

Den-ne-zen

Resident; citizen; occupant;

Living as a dweller in a habitat.

The denizen greeted us and opened the gate.

I could not find a denizen in sight.

Den - izen

Den (Reminds) Den or a room

Izen (Reminds) Citizen

A citizen dwells in a room.

DEN CITIZEN

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10/14/14

DIFFIDENT

DIFFIDENT

Dif-fi-dent

Bashful; meek; unsure;

Lacking in confidence.

I was a diffident child, but now I am confident.

They were both diffident and would not come out to speak with me.

Diffi - dent

Diffi (Reminds) Different

Dent (Reminds) To dent or damage

We are different and it dents our confidence

DIFFERENT DENT


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10/13/14

DIGRESS

DIGRESS

Di-gres

Deviate; meander; roam;

Changing the topic to a new one.

I digress because I no longer want to stay on the topic of birds. 

I will digress and change the topic to cats.

Di - gress

Di (Reminds) Di or two

Gress (Reminds) Progress

Start topic two and progress from there.

DI PROGRESS


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10/12/14

DIMINUTION

DIMINUTION

Dim-min-new-shun

Lessening; weakening; reduction;

Declining to the point of weakening.

The diminution of the rain was followed by sunshine.


There was a sudden diminution of the water. It was confusing.

Diminut - ion

Diminut (Reminds) Diminish

Diminish.

DIMINISH



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10/11/14

EBULLIENCE

EBULLIENCE

Ee-bul-yents

Zest; elation; exuberance;

Overflowing with happiness. 

I felt ebullience, but my unhappiness went away when I saw my friends.

Ebull - ience

Ebull (Reminds) Bullhorn

Ience (Reminds) Silence

We break the silence with a bullhorn when we are happy.

BULLHORN SILENCE


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10/10/14

ECLECTIC

ECLECTIC

Ee-klek-tik

Diverse; broad; varied;

Selecting from many styles.

My taste in music was eclectic because I listened to all music.

I have an eclectic collection of pets. They are all different.

Ecl - ectic

Ecl (Rhymes) Eek

Ectic (Rhymes) Hectic

We say eek when various things make us hectic.

EEK HECTIC

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10/9/14

EDIFICATION

EDIFICATION

Ed-dee-fi-kay-shun

Instruction; learning; teaching;

Improving morale through uplifting teachings.

Your edification inspired me and my ignorance is gone.

My edification was rather good and I was uplifted.

Edi - fication

Edi (Reminds) Editorial

Fication (Reminds) Education

You editorial gave me an education.

EDITORIAL EDUCATION


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10/8/14

EDIFICE

EDIFICE

Ed-ee-face

Skyscraper; monument; Impressive;

Existing as a large building.

The report is in the edifice on the top floor.

They built a large edifice next to my little house.

Edi - fice

Edi (Reminds) Eddy or an up flowing river

Fice (Reminds) Office

An eddy flows up at the office.

EDDY OFFICE



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10/7/14

EFFICACY

EFFICACY

Ef-fah-ka-see

Adequacy; effectiveness; potency;

Producing a positive and strong effect.

The efficacy of the medicine was good and I was cured.

Effic - acy

Effic (Reminds) Effort

 Acy (Reminds) Ace or expert

Effort by an ace is effective.

EFFORT ACE



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10/6/14

ENERVATE

ENERVATE

En-er-vayte

Fatigue; weaken; exhaust;

Wearing out and making tired.

A long run will enervate you and you will sleep well.

Ener - vate

Ener (Reminds) Energy

Vate (Reminds) Evaporate

Our energy evaporates.

ENERGY EVAPORATE


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10/5/14

ENNUI

ENNUI

On-we

Apathy; melancholy; weariness;

Causing tiredness and boredom.

He was so boring an ennui came over the room and we all fell asleep.

The music relieved our ennui and we no longer were bored.

En - nui

En (Rhymes) On

Nui (Rhymes) Wee or small

We are on a wee topic that is boring.

ON WE



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10/3/14

EPHEMERAL

EPHEMERAL

Ee-fem-er-ral

Fleeting; short-lived; momentary;

Existing for a short time.

The sparks were ephemeral and vanished quickly.

The flight of my balloon was always ephemeral. I never understood why.

Ephe - emeral

Ephe (Reminds) Effort

Emeral (Reminds) Emerald

Effort flickers like an emerald.

EFFORT EMERALD

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10/2/14

EPILOGUE

EPILOGUE

Ep-pee-log

Postscript; summation; follow-up;

Ending a book with a conclusion.

I added an epilogue and now the reader knows what happened.

The epilogue of the book continued the story and showed a happy ending.

Epi - logue

Epi (Reminds) Epic

Logue (Rhymes) Log

An epic log tells us what happened.

EPIC LOG

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10/1/14

ERUDITION

ERUDITION

Ee-ru-dish-shun

Scholarship; education; learning;

Getting a cultured and refined education.

My erudition is good and I am learned beyond my years.

His erudition made his lemonade business a success.

Erudition

Erudition (Reminds) Education

It is an education when we learn.

EDUCATION


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