Vocab Practice: Skittish


This word appeared on the Cool Word Club website on Oct. 22, 2015.

Let’s do a practice round!

Skittish means:

A) Somewhat rambunctious
B) Relatively young
C) Easily frightened
D) Small in size


Cool Word Challenge: Horde and Skittish


Cool Word Challenge: Just for fun, come up with one sentence that uses both of the cool vocabulary words that you learned this week.

Here are the words again:

Horde: A large group of people.

Skittish: Easily frightened; nervous.

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This Foal Could Be a Little Skittish


When a young horse (also known as a foal) is first exposed to humans, it can be somewhat frightening for the animal.

Even if it is approached slowly and cautiously, a foal may be quite shy around a person.

Experienced horse trainers know how to behave around these skittish (see definition and hear pronunciation below) animals in order to establish trust.

With time, it’s possible to gently touch the horse and create a feeling of safety!

Cool word question of the day: Can you think of any animals that are sometimes skittish?

Skittish: Easily frightened; nervous.

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