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Weekly Vocabulary Words for Kids - September 21

Increase your child's vocabulary with this list.

What to Know

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!

  1. acquiesce | see definition»

    to accept, agree, or give consent by keeping silent or by not making objections

  2. anxious | see definition»

    afraid or nervous especially about what may happen

  3. escalate | see definition»

    to increase in extent, volume, or scope : expand

  4. idyllic | see definition»

    very peaceful, happy, and enjoyable

  5. jolt | see definition»

    a sudden shock or surprise

  6. rebut | see definition»

    to prove to be wrong by argument or by proof

  7. thing | see definition»

    Something that exists and can be talked about

  8. vivid | see definition»

    seeming like real life because it is very clear, bright, or detailed

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