Amazing Kids! Magazine

Word Booster – Family Matters

By Salma Danuningrat, Writing Tips Editor


This month at Amazing Kids! we’re excited to bring you our issue about family matters. Here’s a list of words of what it takes to be a family:

Ancestor: (noun) A person whom one is descended from
She traced her ancestors back to Thomas Jefferson.

Ancestry: (noun) A family’s line of descent
She had just learned of her Dutch ancestry.

Dynasty: (noun) A series of leaders from the same family
In school, they had a quiz about the Tang dynasty.

Extended family: (noun) A family which extends beyond the parents and children to include grandparents and other relatives
Her whole extended family gathered for the holidays.

Genealogy: (noun) a record of the ancestry of a person, family, group, etc.
She was always excited to learn about the ancestors in the genealogy.

Kin: (noun) A person’s relatives
He was excited to see his kin again for his birthday.

Lineage: (noun) the direct descent from an ancestor
He could trace his lineage to the Native Americans.

Nuclear family: (noun) a group consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for
For his homework, he had to interview one member of his nuclear family.