Amazing Kids! Magazine

Word Booster: The Road Ahead

By Sophie Nadel, Writer’s Tips Editor


As summer vacation is coming to a close, I’m sure you all have tons of memories to save from all of your experiences. Hopefully, you will have the opportunity to share these stories with your friends and in your writings. Even as you begin school, these moments will remain in the forefront of your head. Here are some words to help you keep your adventures in mind:

Anecdote: (noun) a short story about something interesting or funny in a person’s life
After Christina got back from London, she told her family numerous anecdotes about her time there.

Escapade: (noun) a daring or reckless adventure
Sir Sean described his numerous escapades fighting dragons to the awe of the King’s court.

Exploit: (noun) an exciting or daring act
When Simon jumped off of the high dive for the first time, his friends applauded his exploit.

 Narrative: (noun) something (as a story) that is told or written
Rachel was impressed by Victor’s narrative, as it was told with exciting passion.

Recollect: (verb) to recall to mind; remember
After waking up, Charlie tried and failed to recollect his dreams as they blurred into the day. 

Reminisce: (verb) to talk or think about things that happened in the past
After entering the fifth grade, Lawrence reminisced about kindergarten, when school was easier.

(Definitions from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)