From the Word Wizard Club...
November 23, 2009

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solve

Which Means:

To figure out, to find the answer to a problem or situation.

As In:

Image How long does it take you to solve a math problem?

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Remember the silent E at the end of 'solve'.

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beloved

Which Means:

Very special and dear to the heart.

As In:

Image Bailey gets to sit with her beloved friend every day for lunch.

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You can pronounce this word two ways: 'be-lov-ed' or 'be-lovd'.

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healthy

Which Means:

Indicating good physical or mental condition.

As In:

Image Elaine chose a healthy snack to eat.

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Just add -Y to 'health' to make a healthy adjective!

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model

Which Means:

Something used as an example or for comparison.

As In:

Image Our science room has a model of the human body and its organs.

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Many people make model airplanes, cars, or houses as a hobby or a part of their job.

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counselor

Which Means:

Someone who gives advice.

As In:

Image The camp counselor liked to tell spooky tales around the campfire.

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The 'er' sound at the end of counselor is spelled -OR.

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appreciation

Which Means:

Thankfulness, gratitude.

As In:

Image The workers showed appreciation for their boss by putting balloons and a gift on her desk.

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Show some appreciation by including two Ps!

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destroyed

Which Means:

Ruined and broken down into pieces that can't be repaired.

As In:

Image Look at the destroyed homework!

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Remember the E in destroyed, although it often sounds like a short I.

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teammate

Which Means:

Someone who is on the same side in a contest or game.

As In:

Image Mark will pass the ball to his teammate.

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This compound word has two Ms in the middle.

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handshake

Which Means:

The action of holding someone's hand and pumping it up and down, as a greeting or sign of agreement.

As In:

Image They didn't need a contract to complete the deal, all they needed was a handshake.

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Another practical compound word: hand-shake.

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destination

Which Means:

The goal of any journey.

As In:

Image The vacationers chose a snowy mountain ski resort as their destination.

Heads Up!

Let the destination of your spelling practice be clear writing so others can understand you!

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