Amazing Kids! Magazine

Word Booster – A Personal Odyssey

By Salma Danuningrat, Writing Tips Editor


This month at Amazing Kids! Magazine, we’re sharing our personal odysseys. Whether they’re personal challenges or real life travel stories, here is a list of words to make your journey amazing!

Arduous: (adjective) Involving or requiring great effort.
He prepared himself for an arduous journey.

Excursion: (noun) A short journey or trip.
The excursion would last two days.

Expedition: (noun) A journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration, scientific research, or war.
The climbing group planned an expedition to Mt. Everest.

Ferry: (noun) A boat or ship for conveying passengers and goods, especially over a relatively short distance and as a regular service.
They took the ferry to Bainbridge Island.

Hostel: (noun) – An establishment that provides inexpensive food and lodging for a specific group of people, such as students, workers, or travelers.
During the roadtrip, she stayed in a hostel.

Junket: (noun) – An extravagant trip or celebration, enjoyed by a government official at public expense.
The minister went on a junket with his family.

Laborious: (adjective) Requiring considerable effort and time.
She was determined to finish her laborious journey.

Main Road: (noun) A major, large road for motor transport.
The main road was noisy and hectic in front of her house.

Side Road: (noun) – A minor highway typically leading off a main road.
The map said to turn right at a side road in 500 feet.

Strenuous:  (adjective) Requiring or using great exertion.
They were tired after finishing their strenuous backpacking trip

Venture: (adjective) Dare to do something or go somewhere that may be dangerous or unpleasant.
She was hesitant to venture off with her