From the Word Wizard Club...
March 29, 2010

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whirl

Which Means:

To turn around quickly, to spin or twirl.

As In:

Image The leaves whirl in the water.

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Don't forget the H after the W in 'whirl'.

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skill

Which Means:

Something a person can do well because of talent and practice.

As In:

Image Lisa develops her skill on the balance beam.

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woo

Which Means:

To gain love attention from someone with the idea of marrying that person.

As In:

Image Robert tried to woo the woman with flowers.

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This funny word has two Os because this is how people's eyes look when they are in love.

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furniture

Which Means:

Items in a house that people use for work or living, such as a table, chair, or bed.

As In:

Image This chair is the only piece of furniture that they had in the house.

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The verb 'to furnish' means to put furniture in the house: We furnished the house during the weekend.

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dramatically

Which Means:

Done or performed in a theatrical or exaggerated way.

As In:

Image Painting the walls yellow dramatically improved the look of the house.

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Adding -ally to 'dramatic' dramatically makes a difference.

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inning

Which Means:

In baseball, the chance for each team to score until three outs have been made.

As In:

Image Pete had the chance to bat during every inning.

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Ns have a chance of appearing in 'inning' three times!

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background

Which Means:

The part of a scene that is located behind everything else.

As In:

Image The Eiffel Tower can be seen in the background.

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The opposite of 'background' is 'foreground': what appears in the front of a scene or picture.

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remote

Which Means:

Far away from everyone and everything, in a distant area.

As In:

Image They went camping in a remote area.

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Television remotes are 'remote' because they operate from a distance.

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ajar

Which Means:

Partly open, not completely closed or shut.

As In:

Image The cat pushed the door ajar.

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What is a door called when it isn't closed? Ajar!

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connect

Which Means:

To join or fasten together, unite.

As In:

Image The magician kept his trick a secret and never told us how to connect the links.

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The two Ns connect 'connect' together.

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