From the Word Wizard Club...
June 14, 2010

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slippery

Which Means:

Smooth and frictionless, tending to slip, or glide.

As In:

Image Here is a road sign that means, "slippery when wet".

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Don't let the two Ps in 'slippery' slip away from you.

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occupy

Which Means:

To take up the room or space of, to live in.

As In:

Image Stuart had no idea what kind of creature would occupy the cave!

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Two Cs occupy 'occupy'.

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sudden

Which Means:

Swift and unexpected, happening without previous notice.

As In:

Image All of a sudden, the ranger slipped into the quick sand.

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In 'sudden', two Ds suddenly appear.

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aim

Which Means:

To point toward a target.

As In:

Image Blaire's favorite game is darts, but she doesn't aim well!

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The long A sounds in 'aim' is spelled AI.

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indicate

Which Means:

To point out, to direct attention to, to show, to make known.

As In:

Image The thermometer will indicate the temperature accurately.

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Both Is in 'indicate' are short vowels.

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greet

Which Means:

To welcome, to hail, to express pleasure in seeing or meeting someone.

As In:

Image The parents greet their daughter with gifts.

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Greet this word with a smile! The Es are like the teeth in your smile.

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notion

Which Means:

A general idea or concept of something.

As In:

Image Susie only has a vague notion of what outer space is really like.

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The 'shun' suffix is spelled -tion.

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boost

Which Means:

To assist by lifting up or physically raising.

As In:

Image The gym teacher will boost the student up during a chin-up when necessary.

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Boost can also mean to speak well about something, or increase: Advertising will boost sales of her book.

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fable

Which Means:

A short story that teaches a moral lesson, and often includes animals or other objects as characters.

As In:

Image Jack and the Beanstalk is a well-known fable.

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The A in fable is a long vowel, and it ends in -LE.

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torrent

Which Means:

A violent or rapid flow, a strong current, a rushing flood or something.

As In:

Image The house was washed down the mountain in the torrent of rain water.

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A torrent of two Rs is present in 'torrent'.

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