From the Word Wizard Club...
April 5, 2010

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important

Which Means:

Deserving or getting more attention or significance than something else.

As In:

Image The newspaper covers the most important stories for the day.

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It's important to remember that 'important' ends in -tant.

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probably

Which Means:

Most likely but not surely, more than just maybe.

As In:

Image The forecast says it will probably rain tomorrow.

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This commonly misspelled word probably bothers you because you forget there are three syllables: prob-a-bly.

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length

Which Means:

How long something is from end to end.

As In:

Image Do you have a ruler? What is the length of your pencil?

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The adjective is 'long' but 'length' is the noun!

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straight

Which Means:

Without any curves or bends.

As In:

Image The arrow points straight up.

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The -aight sounds like 'ate' but remember the silent GH!

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return

Which Means:

To go back or come back to the original point that it left.

As In:

Image Frank looked at the map in hopes of finding a way to return home.

Heads Up!

The word 'turn' is spelled as it always is: with a U.

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