From the Word Wizard Club...
January 11, 2010

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true

Which Means:

Real, based on fact and reality, is not false or incorrect.

As In:

Image This cat is Meryl's true friend - he even went fishing with him!

Heads Up!

This short word has only one spelling, ending in UE.

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system

Which Means:

A combination of parts that make up a working unit.

As In:

Image The solar system includes the sun, planets, and all objects held in orbit by gravity.

Heads Up!

The Y in 'system' has a short I sound.

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doesn't

Which Means:

To not do, like, or complete something.

As In:

Image John doesn't like the taste of coffee.

Heads Up!

"Doesn't" is a contraction of 'does' and 'not'. Combine the words, and the apostrophe takes the place of the O in 'not': doesn't.

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thousand

Which Means:

The number equal to 1000.

As In:

Image Have you ever seen a one thousand dollar bill?

Heads Up!

The 'ow' sound in thousand is spelled OU, followed by 'sand'.

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neither

Which Means:

Not this one or the other.

As In:

Image Katelyn wanted to be neither doctor or teacher, but an artist.

Heads Up!

You always pair 'neither' with 'nor', and 'either' with 'or'.

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