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word or phrase to add to your army.
If you were angry with your friend because he was cheating at a game of Monopoly, you might absquatulate (ab-skwatch-you-late). You might also absquatulate with the game when you left.
Absquatulate means to take something abruptly or quickly. In this case, you took your body and the game.
The next time you finish your dinner, try saying this to your parent(s). "I'm finished and would now like to absquatulate to my room." Then, say "thank you" and run. Just make sure you don't absquatulate the dishes when you leave.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."