From the Word Wizard Club...
May 10, 2010

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wooden

Which Means:

Made of the hard substance of trees.

As In:

Image Shirley's parents have a wooden clock that is an heirloom.

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Adding the suffix -en to 'wood' makes it an adjective!

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pulley

Which Means:

A wheel around which a line (rope, belt, chain) is pulled in order to lift or move heavy items more easily.

As In:

Image They used a pulley to hoist the heavy beam toward the ceiling.

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You really do pull on a pulley!

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view

Which Means:

The range of sight, or an outlook or perspective.

As In:

Image They had a view of the entire city from the window in their apartment.

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The I (eye!) comes before E in 'view'.

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assume

Which Means:

To take for granted, to suppose without proof.

As In:

Image Let's assume that you want to attend college. What do you need to do to get there?

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The word 'assume' can also mean to take on the responsibility of something: to assume the duty of big brother.

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shrewd

Which Means:

Clever and wise, keen.

As In:

Image Foxes are viewed as shrewd animals.

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Sometimes the best spelling tricks are your own shrewd ones.

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