From the Word Wizard Club...
November 30, 2009

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plastic

Which Means:

A light breakable synthetic material that can be molded under heat but which turns into a solid shape when cooled.

As In:

Image Plastic has found many uses in today's world.

Heads Up!

Plastic' can also be an adjective: Let's bring plastic silverware on the picnic.

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famous

Which Means:

Celebrated in public opinion, much talked about.

As In:

Image The sphinx in Egypt is a famous statue.

Heads Up!

Even if you're not the world's most famous speller, this word is a good one to spell with -OUS at the end.

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lantern

Which Means:

A lamp consisting of a fire surrounded by glass sides.

As In:

Image A single lantern lit the entire room.

Heads Up!

Miss Spelling hopes to hold the lantern on your spelling troubles, showing you the way!

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gravy

Which Means:

The juice and fat that come from cooking meat that is made into a sauce to top other foods.

As In:

Image Gravy is often found on the Thanksgiving table.

Heads Up!

Gravy' has a long A sound.

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hydrant

Which Means:

A water pipe that comes up into the street or sidewalk, used to connect hoses to and fight fires.

As In:

Image The fireman extinguishes the fire using water from the hydrant.

Heads Up!

In 'hydrant', the Y has a long I sound.

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