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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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1/30/17

Disenchant


New Word A Day

Disenchant- baffle; disappoint; dishearten;

I was disenchanted when I kissed a frog and it became a bigger frog.

You say: I have a quotidian habit of washing my epidermis once as week. Why do I know you didn't make sense?

Your philately activity is stopping our work. You're engrossed. Why do I take your glue?

If you're going through hell, keep going. -Winston Churchill



answer: Quotidian means to do something every day.


answer: Philately is the collecting of postage stamps.
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1/29/17

Anserine

Anserine 
(ann-sir-reen) 

-to act silly like a goose.

Memory trick: Anserine reminds of asinine.

A spork flies in through the window and delivers a baby to you. It's a languid day. You were expecting. How do I know the baby is tiny? Answer: below...


Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results. ~Willie Nelson


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answer: A spork is a spoon and fork in one. It's not a stork.

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1/28/17

Fugacious

Fugacious <few-gay-shus> fleeting. The fugacious snow left us panting in our winter clothes. Trick: few because they were gracious and left.

Last night... you were gobsmacked by a beautiful person. You ducked and weaved. You bobbed. How hard were you hit? answer below...

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it. ~Henry Ford




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answer: Gobsmacked means to be astounded. You were never hit. You were awed by their beauty.
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1/27/17

BANAL

BANAL

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Bay-nal

Boring; trite; bland;

Using a common and dull saying.

Boring- something that is not new and exciting. The banal play made us yawn. This tweet may be banal... but I like it!

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Your dog is destressed about the blanket you bought him. It has cats and pigeons on it. He stares at it. Why don't you take it? answer below...

You play chess and make a blunderbuss. "You made a mistake! You are distracted" I say. How do I know what distracted you? answer below...

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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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Destressed means to attach an importance to something. The dog thought the blanket was special.
The blunderbuss is an old gun. You were distracted because you were making a gun... while playing chess.

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1/25/17

Courage and Virtues

You see a monkey, a chipmunk and a pander. They all eat apples and wear hats. The monkey wears boots. How many animals are there?
(answer below)

Courage is the resistance of fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.
~Mark Twain

When we have thoughts that reflect hatred, judgment, and exclusion, we’re moving away from our Source.
~Wayne Dyer

Search others for their Virtues, thyself for thy Vices.
~Benjamin Franklin

PANDER - to indulge the whims or desires of another - often with the hopes of getting something in return later.

answer: 2. A pander is to give someone what they want. If it was panderer - the answer might be 3 depending on your definition of animal.

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1/24/17

Doodle and dollop

Dude comes from the word doodle. A doodle is a fool or a simpleton. So.. when you call someone 'dude'.. you are calling them.. 'fool'.

DOODLE- A drawing by a fool or to fool. The song Yankee Doodle was meant to be an insult. The drawings look silly and are drawn by a doodle.

DOODLE comes from the German dudeltopf 'simpleton'. It became "make a fool of" in the early 1900s. Tricked again by a stick figure!

Dollop came from dallop ~ "a clump of grass". It  became "a lump of liquid" in the early 1800s. A clump of grass with your pie?

Daisy comes from the words 'day' and 'eye' because the petals of a daisy close at night and open during the day.  daisy = dayseye


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Daisy

Daisy comes from the words 'day' and 'eye' because the petals of a daisy closes at night and opens during the day.  daisy = dayseye

1/23/17

Bumbershoot, "Put the money in the kitty", Impavid

We all used our bumbershoot. When you take it out... the bigger the better. It gets used a lot on a rainy day. What is it? ~ answer below...

"Put the money in the kitty" has nothing to do with a cat. A kit is old dutch for 'bag' as in... toolkit, medical kit, etc. Meow.

impavid - to be fearless - Memory trick: "I'm Avid". The impavid cat sniffed at the cucumber and gave a dismissive yawn. A bumbershoot is an unbrella.
 

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1/22/17

Tangible, Epidermis, Abibliophobia

Tangible comes from the Latin 'tangere' which means "to touch". I don't believe it unless I can touch it. I need tangible proof.

A man surprised you and showed his epidermis but you didn't scream. Why didn't you? Because... he only showed you... his... skin.

What does a New Word A Day cure? Abibliophobia- the fear of running out of reading material... or should it be Tweetiophobia?

The word ALONE comes from two words... "ALL" and "ONE". ALL there is... is ONE. How come it's not ALTWO but rather... a couple.

Daisy comes from the words 'day' and 'eye' because the petals of a daisy closes at night and opens during the day.  daisy = dayseye


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1/21/17

Nimrod, Compute and Happy

Nimrod originally meant "skillful hunter." It now means dumb because
Bugs Bunny called Elmer Fud... 'nimrod'... it was meant to be sarcasm.

Compute is actually an old word from Latin... 'com' = 'with',  'pute' = 'to think'.   ... And you thought Steve Jobs invented it!

Happy as a clam. Why would a clam be happy? The original saying was… “Happy as a clam at high tide.” A safe clam is a happy clam.


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1/20/17

Captcha, Dongle and Bumf

Captcha is the box on a website that makes you type again and again and again... to prove you are not a robot... How ironic?

My dongle is very big. It's quite impressive. Dongle (don-gul) a USB stick that unlocks protected software. Why are you smiling?

If you fell on your bumf... no worries... you fell on something that is boring to read... your glorious pride was not hurt. (slang)


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Drawing an Adult Coloring Book in Real Time

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1/19/17

Abscond, Asynchronous, Lucky

Abscond, Asynchronous, Lucky

If you give a dog a bite... he will abscond with your sandwich. Abscond - to run away quickly (ahb-skond)

Asynchronous - doing two things not at the same time. Opposite of synchronized. Memory trick: A waits for B   ( aa-sink-kron-nus) #Asynchronous

Lucky - The Chinese consider bamboo, jade and the number 8 to be lucky. Maneki-neko is the Lucky Cat statue. A higher paw =  greater luck.

A bull is a Bovine, a dog a Canine, a cat is a Feline and a pig is a Porcine. Bird is Avian. Should it not be Airline?





(C) E.S. Carrutthers 2017
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