From the Word Wizard Club...
June 22, 2009

Congratulations, Kids! You've completed learning the next round of vocabulary words, and now it's time to review.

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flatter

Which Means:

To try and please someone with sincere (or insincere) remarks, gifts, or attention.

As In:

Image Neil knew the flowers would flatter his girlfriend.

Heads Up!

This is also the comparative for for 'flat'. The consonant blend here is FL.

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strain

Which Means:

To over use or push something or someone too hard and cause injury.

As In:

Image Guy Manley tries to avoid strain while carrying the chair.

Heads Up!

There is no need to strain yourself while spelling 'strain'. The 3-consonant blend is STR, followed by the vowels AI.

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throat

Which Means:

The passage through the neck to the stomach and lungs.

As In:

Image The doctor felt the young man's throat for swelling.

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Eat these letters up and let them pass down your throat! The consonant cluster here is THR.

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trough

Which Means:

A long, hollow container, generally for holding water or food for animals.

As In:

Image The pig eats from the trough.

Heads Up!

The TR is the consonant blend. The GH (here pronounced as F) is a digraph.

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