From the Word Wizard Club...
December 21, 2009

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planet

Which Means:

A celestial body which revolves around the sun in an orbit.

As In:

Image How many planets are in our solar system?

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Plan out the spelling of plan-et.

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accent

Which Means:

The mannerisms of speech peculiar to one's native language or dialect.

As In:

Image No matter how long they lived England, Ada and Hans always kept their German accent.

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Accent this word with two Cs, please!

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liberty

Which Means:

Freedom from control by a higher power, such as government.

As In:

Image The bird flew from the cage into liberty!

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Liberty deserves to be free of mistakes! Li-ber-ty.

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elevation

Which Means:

The height of an object above sea level.

As In:

Image The elevation between the two mountains is nearly the same.

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Elevator and 'elevation' are similar, only today's word ends in -tion.

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longitude

Which Means:

The distance on the globe east and west from the prime meridian, expressed in degrees.

As In:

Image At what degree longitude are you located?

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Remember that 'longitude' is long, and stretches around the earth with the equator.

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