From the Word Wizard Club...
September 27, 2010

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trade

Which Means:

The act of selling, buying, and exchanging goods.

As In:

Image Every weekend they go to the farmer's market to trade their goods.

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

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technology

Which Means:

Industrial science, the science of mechanical systems, computer science.

As In:

Image The telephone is a piece of technology that changed the world and made communication easy.

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The CH in 'technology' is a hard K sound.

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global

Which Means:

Related to the entire earth, the whole world; worldwide, universal.

As In:

Image Reggie is a global traveler. He has visited every country on the earth!

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The word 'global' is spelled with an -AL, not -LE.

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sleet

Which Means:

Small hail, pellets of frozen rain.

As In:

Image The sleet forced everyone inside the house until the storm passed.

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The two Es in 'sleet' make a long E sound.

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agent

Which Means:

A business person who arranges the business deal for you.

As In:

Image Mother hired a real estate agent to find us a house to buy.

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The word 'agent' has a soft G.

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acceptable

Which Means:

That may be accepted, received, or used.

As In:

Image Mary Martha, that is not an acceptable excuse!

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Two Cs are acceptable in acceptable.

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spine

Which Means:

The backbone of an animal.

As In:

Image Mike had his spine X-rayed for any injuries.

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All vertebrates have a spine.

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title

Which Means:

The name of a book, article, magazine, or other work of art.

As In:

Image The title of this book is "Nursery Songs".

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What is the title of a book you are reading this fall?

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argue

Which Means:

To debate, and give reasons for or against a certain topic, sometimes in an angry way.

As In:

Image In speech class, we had to plan a debate to argue a certain topic, such as should homework be banned?

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The U sound in 'argue' is spelled UE.

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enclose

Which Means:

To fence in, to wall off an area.

As In:

Image The family decided to enclose their farm with a fence.

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The word 'enclose' means to close in.

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