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wagon

You can pull things in a wagon.


waist

The waist is the middle of the body, between the chest and the hips.


walk

To walk is to move on foot. Walking is slower than running.


walkingstick

The walkingstick (also called the stick insect) is a long, slow-moving, plant-eating insect that looks like a twig.


wall

A wall is a side of a building or a room or a fence.
wallaby

wallaby

Wallabies are small to medium-sized marsupials that are similar to kangaroos.


wallet

People carry money in a wallet.


walnut

A walnut is an edible nut from the walnut tree.


walrus

A walrus is a northern marine mammal with ivory tusks.


wand

A wand is a thin rod that you can carry.
Warthog

warthog

The warthog is a wild pig from Africa.


washer

A washer is a round, flat object with a hole in it, made of metal or rubber. It is placed next to a nut to help fasten it.


Washington

Washington is a state in the northwestern United States of America. Its capital is Olympia.


Washington, D.C.

Washington, District of Columbia, is the capital city of the United States of America. This city, located between the states of Virginia and Maryland, became the capital of the U.S.A. on June 11, 1800.


Washington, George

George Washington (Feb. 22, 1732-December 14, 1799) was a Revolutionary War hero and the first President of the United States; he served two terms as President.


wasp

A wasp is a flying, stinging insect.


wastebasket

People throw trash in a wastebasket.


watch

A watch is a small clock you can take with you to tell time.


water

Water is a liquid that we drink and use to wash. Water covers over two thirds of the surface of the Earth, and much of our body is made of water.


water bottle

A water bottle holds water.
Watercycle

water cycle

The Water Cycle is the journey water takes as it circulates from the Earth to the sky and back again.


waterfall

When a river falls off steeply, there is a waterfall.


watering can

You can water plants with a watering can.


watermelon

Watermelon is a large, delicious, red fruit with a thick green rind.


waterspout

A waterspout is a tornado that travels over a body of water.


water strider

The water strider is a bug that walks on water.


wave

This girl is waving to her friends.


wave

There are waves of water in the ocean.


we

We is a word that means yourself and others.


weasel

Weasels are small, furry mammals with short legs.


weather

Weather is the state that the outdoors is in, like how windy it is, how hot or cold it is, or if it is raining or snowing.


weather balloon

A weather balloon is a giant balloon that is sent high in the sky to measure weather information, like temperature, wind speed, and air pressure.


weather vane

A weather vane is a device that points the way the wind is blowing.


web

Spiders weave webs to catch insects.
Weddell seal

Weddell seal

The Weddell seal is a large, nocturnal marine mammal from Antarctica (near the South Pole).


wedge

A wedge is a tapering block (often made of wood) that is used for holding things in place, splitting things or tightening things.


week

There are 7 days in a week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. There are 52 weeks in a year.


weep

Sometimes people weep when they're sad.


welcome mat

You can wipe your shoes on a welcome mat.


well

A well is a deep hole in the ground from which you get water.


west

West is a compass direction. West is opposite east.


West Virginia

West Virginia is a state in the eastern United States of America. Its capital is Charleston.


wetlands

Wetlands are wet areas that are teeming with both animal and plant life.


whale

Whales are large marine mammals. Whales breathe air using lungs.
Whale shark

whale shark

The whale shark is the biggest shark and the biggest fish, but it eats tiny food that it sieves through its gills. It is not a whale; it is a shark.


wheat

Wheat is a grain. Flour is made from ground-up wheat.


wheel

A wheel is a circular object that rotates around its center.


wheelbarrow

A wheelbarrow is a small cart with one wheel and two handles.


wheelchair

A wheelchair is a chair on wheels that handicapped people can use to get around.


whelk

Whelks are ocean animals with a hard, spiral shell.
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which

WhIch is a pronoun that asks the question, "What particular one?"


whippet

The whippet is a confident, fast-running dog that was originally bred in Great Britain.


whirlwind

Rapidly spinning air is called a whirlwind.


whisk

A whisk is used to beat eggs or batter.


whistle

A whistle makes a loud, shrill sound.


white

Snow is white.


White House

The White House is where the President of the United States lives and works. The address of the White House is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.


wide

When something is wide, it takes up a lot space from side to side.


wife

A wife is a married woman.


wig

A wig is fake hair.


wiggle

When you wiggle you twist and move all over.


wild cat

The African wild cat is a fierce cat and a fast hunters.


wildebeest

The wildebeest is a fast-running grass-eater from Africa. It is also known as the gnu.


wildlife

Wildlife is plants and animals living in their natural environment.


wind

The wind is air that blows outside.


windmill

A windmill uses the wind to generate power.


window

A window is a glass-covered opening in a wall or vehicle. You can see out a window.


windsock

A windsock is a device that shows which way the wind is blowing and the wind's speed.


wing

Airplanes, birds, bats, and flying insects fly using wings.
winter

winter

Winter is the season between fall and spring. In the Northern Hemisphere, winters are cold; in the Southern Hemisphere, they are warm.


Wisconsin

Wisconsin is a state in the United States of America. Its capital is Madison.


wishbone

A wishbone is a v-shaped bird's breastbone.


witch

A witch is a make-believe woman who has magical powers.

with

With means in the company of or having. The children above are with each other.


wok

A wok is a cooking pot used in Asia.


wolf

The wolf is a furry, meat-eating mammal.

wolverine

The wolverine is a ferocious type of weasel that lives in cold areas.


woman

Girls grow up to be women.


wombat

The wombat is a large, burrowing marsupial from the islands of Australia and Tasmania. It is most active at night.


wood

Wood is a useful material obtained from tree trunks. Wood is used to make furniture, build houses, and make paper.

woodchuck

The woodchuck is a rodent that is also called the groundhog.


wood louse

The wood louse (also called the pill bug) is a small isopod that curls into an armored ball when it is threatened.


woodpecker

The woodpecker is a bird that can peck holes in trees.


woodwind instrument

Woodwind instruments are wind instruments whose sound is produced by the vibration of reed(s) or by the blowing of air across the mouthpiece. The bassoon, clarinet, English horn, flute, oboe, piccolo, and saxophone are examples of woodwinds.


woolly bear caterpillar

Woolly bear caterpillars grow up to be tiger moths.


woolly mammoth

The woolly mammoth was a large elephant-like animal that lived during the ice ages.


woolly rhinoceros

The Woolly Rhino is an extinct rhinoceros from the Ice Ages. This plant-eater had two "horns" on its head.


word

A word is a sequence of letters that means something.


work

When you work, you do a task.


world

A world is a planet. Our world is the Earth.


World Wide Web

You are using the World Wide Web right now!


worm

A worm is a little animal with a long, soft body. Worms don't have legs.

wreath

A wreath is a circular decoration.


wrench

A wrench is a tool that turns nuts or bolts.


write

When you write, you put words on paper.


Wyoming

Wyoming is a state in the western United States of America. Its capital is Cheyenne.


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