From the Word Wizard Club...
May 3, 2010

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creep

Which Means:

To move slowly and sneakily with the body in a crawling or standing position.

As In:

Image Albert will creep into his sister's room with his flashlight and play a trick on her.

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The two Es in 'creep' creep together.

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canyon

Which Means:

A valley with steep, tall sides, sometimes with a stream running through it.

As In:

Image A fog settled over the canyon.

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Imagine that the Y in canyon is the large canyon

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musician

Which Means:

A person who plays a musical instrument or sings.

As In:

Image Clive is a musician who has been playing at folk festivals for years.

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The word 'musician' is musical in its sound and spelling!

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shelter

Which Means:

Any kind of structure that protects a person or animal from the weather.

As In:

Image The campers made a shelter from branches and tarps.

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You will be sheltered from criticism if you spell this word correctly.

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pattern

Which Means:

A model or design on which something else is based.

As In:

Image Deidre prepared the material and pattern so she could sew a dress.

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A pattern can also be a design that repeats itself over and over.

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encourage

Which Means:

To support, to inspire someone with courage or confidence.

As In:

Image The teacher likes to encourage her students to improve their spelling skills.

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Miss Spelling encourages you to practice spelling 'encourage'!

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hatch

Which Means:

To break out of a shell, as a young animal emerges from an egg.

As In:

Image In time, the chick will hatch from the shell and greet the world.

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Don't forget the T in 'hatch'.

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cent

Which Means:

The 100th part of a dollar or other monetary (money) unit, also known as a penny.

As In:

Image What can you buy today for one cent? A penny for your thoughts.

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The plural of cent is 'cents', which sounds just like 'sense'.

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admit

Which Means:

To allow or permit to enter or to confess.

As In:

Image Bailey bought two tickets for the movie; both said "admit one".

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It's not hard not to admit that this one sounds like it is spelled.

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disaster

Which Means:

A catastrophe, an enormously unfortunate event.

As In:

Image When Bill first started to cook it was always a disaster, but now he's gotten better!

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Spelling 'disaster' doesn't have to be one if you break it into syllables: dis-as-ter.

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