Amazing Kids! Magazine

Word Booster – Lucky You

By Salma Danuningrat, Writing Tips Editor


Was it luck? Was it fate? Chance? This month at Amazing Kids, we’re sharing our stories about the times when we had a little luck in our pockets. Here’s a list of words you might use to further explain those moments:

Chance: (noun) The occurrence of events when they are not planned or controlled by people
They were in the same class by chance.

Coincidence: (noun) A situation in which events happen at the same time without being planned or expected
They met at the carnival by pure coincidence.

Destiny: (noun) Something that is to happen or has happened to a person or thing
He believed that traveling around the world was his destiny.

Fate: (noun) A power that is believed to control what happens in the future
She believed that fate was what brought them together.

Fluke: (noun) an accidental advantage; stroke of good luck
She got the audition by a fluke.

Fortuitous: (adjective) happening or produced by chance, accidental
It was a fortuitous meeting.

Luck: (noun) success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions
She believed that finding a four-leaf clover led to good luck.

Serendipity: (noun) the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way
He would never forget that moment of serendpitiy.