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Weekly Vocabulary Words for Kids - January 25

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Our weekly vocabulary lists for kids ages 8-12 feature words frequently encountered in age-appropriate books and other texts. Learn eight new words each week with high-quality Merriam-Webster definitions and pronunciations, plus a fun crossword! You can get more practice on these and hundreds of other words in our award-winning Puku app, available on both iOS and Android.

Weekly Vocabulary for January 25
  1. cull | see definition»

    to select or choose (someone or something) from a group

  2. elusive | see definition»

    hard to find or capture

  3. fortitude | see definition»

    strength of mind that lets a person meet danger, pain, or hardship with courage

  4. mutiny | see definition»

    a turning of a group (as of sailors) against a person in charge

  5. petty | see definition»

    treating people harshly and unfairly because of things that are not very important

  6. stint | see definition»

    a period of time spent at a particular activity

  7. tranquil | see definition»

    free from disturbance or turmoil

  8. vestige | see definition»

    a tiny amount or visible sign of something lost or vanished : TRACE

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