From the Word Wizard Club...
September 6, 2010

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rest

Which Means:

A state of quietness, relaxation, and inactivity.

As In:

Image The farmer likes to take a rest on his favorite tree stump after a hard day's work.

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You can rest when spelling this word! It is exactly how it sounds.

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perfume

Which Means:

A substance made to give off a pleasant odor.

As In:

Image Lisa always douses herself in perfume before she goes to school.

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Divide 'perfume' into syllables: per-fume.

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scientific

Which Means:

Having to do with science, the methodogical study of the physical world.

As In:

Image A scientist needs scientific tools, like a microscope.

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The SC sounds like a soft C, followed by the letters IE.

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cube

Which Means:

A three-dimensional square, an object that is square on all six sides.

As In:

Image Each die in a pair of dice is a cube!

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The E at the end of 'cube' makes the U long.

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cane

Which Means:

A walking stick, a staff, used to aid in walking.

As In:

Image Herman the Hedgehog needs a cane to walk.

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The E at the end of 'cane' makes the A long.

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weapon

Which Means:

An instrument for hunting or fighting, for any type of combat, from a rock to a guided missile.

As In:

Image He chose a sword as his weapon of choice.

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The EA in 'weapon' is a short E sound.

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loaf

Which Means:

Any thick lump, mass, or cake, especially, a large lump of bread.

As In:

Image The little red hen baked a loaf of bread, and those who helped could eat it.

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Do you remember how to form the plural of 'loaf'?

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serious

Which Means:

Showing deep thought; grave and earnest, not joking.

As In:

Image The wise old sage had a serious face.

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The vowels in 'serious' come in the order of the alphabet, I'm serious!

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freight

Which Means:

Cargo carried by commercial transportation.

As In:

Image The freight train carried goods from one end of the country to the other.

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Just spell 'eight' with an FR at the front!

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humid

Which Means:

Containing moisture, damp, moist, said especially of summer air.

As In:

Image Gretchen likes to sit in front of the fan in humid weather.

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Another word for humid is 'muggy'.

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