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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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11/30/14

ABJECT

ABJECT

Ab-jekt
Miserable; wretched; dismal;

Ruined in a hopeless and low state.

You will never feel abject when you have good friends.

Ab - ject

Ab (Reminds) Absolute

Ject (Reminds) Reject

We feel like an absolute reject when we are sad.

ABSOLUTE REJECT


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11/29/14

ABET

ABET

Ah-bet

Assist; prod; support;

Helping in the carrying out of a plan.

You abet someone when you drive the get-away car while they do the robbery.

A - bet

A (Reminds) A

Bet (Means) Bet or challenge

I bet you will help me.

A BET


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11/28/14

ABSCOND

ABSCOND

Ab-skond

Escape; flee; run away;

Leaving quickly to avoid arrest.

He will abscond with the funds and steal them and take off.

Ab - scond

Scond (Reminds) Scoundrel

A scoundrel runs away.

SCRONDEL



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11/27/14

ACCRETION

ACCRETION

Ah-kre-shun

Accumulation; increment; addition;

Gradually grow by an outside source.

Water is an accretion for a beach because creates it from the sand.

An accretion of sand created my favorite beach.

Acc - retion

Acc (Reminds) Accumulate

Retion (Reminds) Ration

We accumulate a ration when it grows.

ACCUMULATE RATION


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11/26/14

ACERBIC

ACERBIC

Ah-sir-bick

Bitter; sour; cutting;

Acting unkind in a harsh manner.

You are acerbic when you are being cruel.

His acerbic words hurt my feelings.

Acer - bic

Acer (Reminds) Ace or expert

Bic (Reminds) Bicker

An ace at bickering is a bitter person.

ACE BICKER


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11/25/14

AFFABLE

AFFABLE

Af-ah-bul

Friendly; pleasant; easygoing;

Being likable and approachable.

You are an affable person because you always have a big smile when I approach.

A - fable

Fable (Reminds) Fable or story

You can tell a fable to someone who is friendly.

A FABLE


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11/24/14

AFFLATUS

AFFLATUS

Ah-flat-tus

Revelation; vision; insight;

Getting a creative impulse.

I had an afflatus and I created a new style of painting.

He had an afflatus and never knew why he painted a cat.

Afflat - us

Afflat (Reminds) Inflate

Us (Reminds) Us

Inflate us with inspiration.

INFLATE US


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11/23/14

AFOREMENTIONED

AFOREMENTIONED

Ah-for-ment-shuned

Past; previous; prior;

Referencing an earlier version.

We followed the aforementioned plan and built it to the original drawings.

The aforementioned document gave us the missing piece.

A - fore - mentioned

Fore (Reminds) Before

Mentioned (Reminds) Mentioned

It was before that we mentioned it.

BEFORE MENTIONED



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11/22/14

AGGRANDIZE

AGGRANDIZE

Ah-grand-eyes

Acclaim; glorify; honor;

Making something bigger than it is.

We aggrandize celebrities by making them larger than life.

She would always aggrandize people she liked.

Ah - grand - ize

Grand (Reminds) Grand

Ize (Reminds) Eyes

We make them grand in our eyes.

GRAND EYES

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11/21/14

ALACRITY

ALACRITY

Ah-lak-rit-tee

Eagerness; alertness; readiness;

Willing to be cheerful and eager.

He helped us with alacrity and whistled while he worked.

He walked with alacrity and whistled with cheerful confidence.

A - lac - ritty

Lac (Reminds) Lack

Ritty (Reminds) Itty or small

We are happy when our lacks are itty.

LACK ITTY


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11/20/14

AMALGAMATE

AMALGAMATE

Ah-mal-ga-mayte

Meld; alloy; mix;

Combining many things together.

We will amalgamate our companies and sell kites and string together.

I like to amalgamate vanilla and chocolate ice cream.  They are delicious together.

A - mal - ga - mate

Mal (Reminds) Mall or a business

Mate (Reminds) Mate or combine

The two malls will mate and become one.

MALL MATE

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11/19/14

AMELIORATE

AMELIORATE

Ah-meal-ee-or-rate

Ease; mend; relieve;

Making something better by improving it.

You did ameliorate my computer problem and I can play scrabble again.

Plugging in the power cord did ameliorate my computer problem. It worked now.

A - melio - rate

Melio (Reminds) A meal

Rate (Means) Rate

A good meal makes things rate better.

MEAL RATE

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11/18/14

ANIMUS

ANIMUS

An-ne-mus

Feud; dislike; animosity;

Hating something or someone.

I have no animus for her and we will go to the park together.

There is an animus between us. We do not like each other.

Animus

Animus (Reminds) Animosity

We have animosity when we do not like someone.

ANIMOSITY


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11/17/14

ANTIPODE

ANTIPODE

Ant-tee-poad

Contrary; negative; reverse;

Exhibiting the exact opposite trait to another.

Up is the antipode of down.

The North Pole is antipode of the South Pole.

Anti - pod - e

Anti (Reminds) Anti or opposite

Pod (Reminds) Pod or a thing

It is anti against the pod.

ANTI POD

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11/15/14

ANTONYM

ANTONYM

An-ton-nim

Different; reverse; negative;

Defining as opposite to another.

Big is the antonym of small since they are contrary. 

Big is the antonym of small. They are opposites.

Anto - nym

Anto (Reminds) Anti or opposite

Nym (Reminds) Name

Anti names are opposite.

ANTI NAME


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11/14/14

APPEASE

APPEASE

Ah-pees

Relieve; placate; soothe;

Creating a feeling of peace and calm.

I gave a life vest to appease him and he no longer worried.

I put a carrot out to appease the rabbit so it would stop eating my flowers.

App - ease

App (Reminds) Applaud

Ease (Means) Ease or make better

We applaud when something is eased.

APPLAUD EASE


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11/13/14

APPOSITE

APPOSITE

A parrot on my shoulder was apposite because it was a meeting of pirates.

App-o-sit

Fitting; relevant; suited;

Being applicable or appropriate.

Bringing a rabbit was apposite because it was a meeting of magicians.

App - o - site

App (Reminds) Appropriate

Site (Reminds) A site or place

It is appropriate at this site.

APPROPRIATE SITE

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11/12/14

APROPOS

APROPOS

Ap-pro-po

Right; correct timing; suitable;

Timing that is good and appropriate.

Your comments are apropos because kind words are appropriate.

Wearing shorts with a flowered shirt was not apropos because it was a fancy party.

A - pro - pos

Pro (Reminds) Proper

Pos (Reminds) Positive

It was a proper and positive thing to say.

PROPER POSITIVE

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11/11/14

ARDENT

ARDENT

Ar-dent

Zealous; eager; passionate;

Possessing enthusiasm.

He is an ardent supporter and has the team logo on his car.

Ar - dent

Ar (Reminds) Are

Dent (Reminds) Dent or to bang

They are banging and make a dent because they are eager.

ARE DENT



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11/10/14

ASPERITY

ASPERITY

Ah-spare-it-tee

Irritable; sternness; severity;

Exhibiting a harsh attitude. 

There is asperity in your voice, but I will cheer you up.

The asperity in your voice tells me you have not had your morning coffee.

Asperi - ty

Asperi (Reminds) Aspirin

Ty (Rhymes) Tea

I need an aspirin tea because I am irritable.

ASPIRIN TEA


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11/9/14

AUSPICIOUS

AUSPICIOUS

Or-spish-shus

Prosperous; favorable; lucky;

Favored by fortune or a new beginning. 

This is an auspicious day because I won the lottery.

Au - spicious

Au (Rhymes) Awe

Spicious (Reminds) Delicious

We are awed by good fortune and it is delicious.

AWE DELCIOUS



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11/8/14

AZURE

AZURE

Ah-shore

Sky; sapphire; blue;

Having the color of blue.

I wore an azure shirt to go with my purple shoes.

He wore an azure colored shirt. It had a picture of the sky on it.

A - zure

Zure (Rhymes) Shore

A shore sits before blue water.

A SHORE


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11/7/14

BANAL

BANAL

Bay-nal

Boring; trite; bland;

Using a common and dull saying.

Your insult is banal because I heard it before.

His sign had a banal message. It was very boring.Ban - al

Ban (Reminds) Ban

Al (Reminds) All

Ban all boring stories.

BAN ALL

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11/6/14

BARB

BARB

Barb

Criticism; jibe; insult;

Saying something with scorn.

That was a nasty barb and you insulted him by saying his dog is ugly.

He always had a nasty barb and a ready insult.

Barb

Barb (Reminds) Barb or sharp

Saying something sharp and pointed.

BARB


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11/5/14

BATHOS

BATHOS

Ba-those

Mushy; sentimental; gooey;

Being a funny sudden event in a serious story.

The novel is filled with bathos and I liked a comical surprise.

The sudden appearance of a clown filled the movie with a silly bathos. It lightened the seriousness of
the movie.

Bath - os

Bath (Reminds) Bath

Os (Reminds) Oh

A bath with "ohs" is romantic

BATH OH


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11/4/14

BEATIFIC

BEATIFIC

Be-ah-tif-ick

Serene; radiant; blissful;

Showing great joy. 

Your smile is beatific because it matches the beautiful day.

She had a constant beatific look on her face.

Bea - tific

Bea (Reminds) Beautiful

Tific (Reminds) Terrific

You are beautiful and terrific.

BEAUTIFUL TERIFFIC



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11/3/14

BENIGNANT

BENIGNANT

Be-nig-nant

Gracious; good; kindly;

Kind and gracious to those you lead.

You are a benignant manager because you are kind leader.

Beni - gnant

Beni (Reminds) Beneficial

Gnant (Reminds) Giant

You are a beneficial giant because you are a good leader.

BENEFICIAL GIANT


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11/2/14

BIBLIOPHILE

BIBLIOPHILE

Bib-lee-oh-file

Reader; scholar; intellectual;

Loving books.

You are a bibliophile because you have many books.

He was a bibliophile and constantly read books.

Biblio - phile

Biblio (Reminds) Book

Phile (Means) Lover of

Book lover.

BOOK LOVER

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11/1/14

BROUHAHA

BROUHAHA

Brew-ha-ha

Fracas; uproar; brawl;

Causing a ruckus or commotion.

The brouhaha was fun because the music was loud.

It was a rowdy brouhaha and we had wild fun.

Brew - ha - ha

Brew (Reminds) Brew or drink

Haha (Reminds) Ha-ha or to laugh

We drink brew and say, "ha-ha"

BREW HA-HA

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