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Every week we will help build your vocabulary with fun, new words.

Take a look below for this week’s words.

 


jowl

Jowl:  

(noun)(rhymes with owl) – flesh under the lower jaw of an animal or human.  “The dog’s jowls blew in the wind”


Pell-mell:

(adverb, noun)(sounds like “shell  fell”) – in a confused or rushed way. “The crowd of students moved pell-mell as the alarm rang”


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Perilous:

(adjective)(sort of rhymes with “Carol  fuss”) – very risky; full of danger.  “it’s depressing that my friend lives in a perilous neighborhood”


Petrichor:

(noun)(sounds like “pet tree kur”) – the smell outside after rainfall. “the petrichor always brings back memories of playing outside after a downpour”


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Wee:

(adjective)(rhymes with me) – extremely small.  “you have a wee chance of getting a date for the dance”


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