From the Word Wizard Club...
January 10, 2011

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wintry

Which Means:

Like winter, the coldest season of the year.

As In:

Image Wintry weather descended upon the city over the weekend.

Heads Up!

Here the word 'wintry' is divided into two syllables: win-try. You'll win if you try!

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bubble

Which Means:

A thin, hollow liquid ball filled with gas or air.

As In:

Image The cat blew not one bubble, but many bubbles!

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All of the Bs in 'bubble' have bubbles!

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baggage

Which Means:

The suitcases and bags which a traveler carries on a journey, luggage.

As In:

Image Grethel checked her baggage at the airline desk.

Heads Up!

Imagine the 'baggage' always carrying around three Gs.

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razor

Which Means:

An extremely sharp-edged blade used in shaving.

As In:

Image My grandfather shaves with a razor every morning.

Heads Up!

The 'er' sound in 'razor' is spelled OR, not ER.

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silent

Which Means:

Without sound, noiseless.

As In:

Image A mime is an silent actor who performs without making a sound.

Heads Up!

None of the letters in 'silent' are silent.

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