Amazing Kids! Magazine

Word Booster – Small Wonders

By Salma Danuningrat, Writing Tips Editor


How small is small to you? This month at Amazing Kids! we’re sharing our stories of the small wonders of our world. Here’s a list of words you might see in this month’s issue:

Bibelot: (noun) A small, decorative ornament or trinket
There were many fussy bibelots around the house.

Bijou: (noun) A jewel or trinket
Her mother had a collection of bijous.

Dainty: (adjective) Delicately small and pretty, exquisite
She held a dainty lace handkerchief.

Diminutive: (adjective) Small, little
They built a diminutive model for their experiment.

Measly: (adjective) Contemptibly small, meager, or slight
Before he became a writer, he was a waiter with a measly salary.

Minuscule: (adjective) Very small
The chances she would get accepted were miniscule.

Paltry: (adjective) Ridiculously or insultingly small
They counted a paltry sum.

Petite: (adjective) Short and having a small, trim figure
She loved her petite figure, even if people teased her for it.

Scant: (adjective) Limited, not large
It was a scant amount of food.