From the Word Wizard Club...
August 1, 2011

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swirl

Which Means:

To whirl or cause to whirl, to move in a circular motion.

As In:

Image When water currents swirl around, they create a whirlpool.

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Swirl your pencil twice to make the S in 'swirl'.

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report

Which Means:

A detailed written or oral account about something you've studied.

As In:

Image The young boy worked on his report about bugs.

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You can also use this word as a verb: I have to report the information today.

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wedged

Which Means:

Stuffed and stuck into a space that is tight; jammed.

As In:

Image The man's fingers became wedged in the bowling ball and he couldn't get them out.

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A DG is wedged in the middle of 'wedged'.

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pave

Which Means:

To lay or cover with a hard material to make a smooth, firm surface.

As In:

Image The construction workers plan to pave the highway this summer.

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Pave your way to spelling success with P-A-V-E.

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clutter

Which Means:

To fill up a space with a bunch of things in a messy and unorganized way.

As In:

Image Val continued to clutter his desk with reports, old papers, a coffee mug, and desk supplies.

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Get rid of the clutter and leave only the letters you need to spell 'clutter'.

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latch

Which Means:

A catch, a hook or bar that holds a door or other object in place by falling into a groove or hole.

As In:

Image The latch on this box keeps it shut.

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The T in 'latch' keeps this word hooked together.

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trousers

Which Means:

Pants, an ankle-length piece of clothing worn over the lower body where each leg fits into a tube-shaped section.

As In:

Image This man is wearing blue trousers with suspenders.

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The word 'trousers' always ends in -S and takes a plural verb: "trousers are..

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cable

Which Means:

A strong rope made of wire used for lifting, hauling, or pulling heavy things.

As In:

Image The San Francisco Golden Gate bridge is a suspension bridge that uses cables.

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The L in cable represents what this word means. Wire cable can also be used to carry electricity.

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relative

Which Means:

A person who is related to you by blood or marriage; a family member.

As In:

Image My aunt is my relative because she is my mom's sister.

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All of the letters of 'relative' make a family.

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station

Which Means:

A place or position where a person or thing has been put for a purpose.

As In:

Image The guard stood at his station until his shift was over.

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The 'shun' is spelled with TION.

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