tube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc., produce interesting symmetrical effects
People found a new source of entertainment while peering through the kaleidoscope; they found the ever-changing patterns fascinating.
range of knowledge
I cannot answer your question since this matter is beyond my ken.
At breakfast we had all been enjoying our bacon and eggs until that killjoy John started talking about how bad animal fats and cholesterol were for our health.
start a fire; inspire
Her teacher's praise kindled a spark a hope inside her.
related; similar in nature or character
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn were two kindred spirits.
kismet is the Arabic word for "fate."
person who has a compulsive desire to steal
They discovered that the wealthy customer was a kleptomaniac when they caught her stealing some cheap trinkets.
We cannot condone such knavery in public officials.
mix; work dough
Her hands grew strong from kneading bread.
tolling of a bell, especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell
"The curfew tolls the knell of parting day."
contract into wrinkles
Whenever David worries, his brow knits in a frown.
little, round hill
Robert Louis Stevenson's grave is on a knoll in Samoa; to reach the grave site, you must climb uphill and walk a short distance along a marked path.
intricate; difficult; tangled
What to Watson had been a knotty problem to Sherlock Holmes was simplicity itself.
honor; glory; praise
The singer complacently received kudos on his performance from his entourage.