From the Word Wizard Club...
August 8, 2011

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loyal

Which Means:

Faithful, remaining honest and true to someone or something.

As In:

Image Bertie is a loyal dog who serves his master.

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Two Ls are loyal to the spelling of 'loyal'.

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powder

Which Means:

The fine particles into which any dry substance may be crushed.

As In:

Image Cinnamon can be found in stick form or ground up into a powder.

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This word contains the action word needed to make a powder: POW!

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growl

Which Means:

To make a snarl, a low, rumbling threatening sound like that of an angry animal.

As In:

Image The dog is trained to growl and warn any strangers not to come any closer.

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This word is 'onomatopoeic', which means it sounds like what it means.

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mount

Which Means:

To go up, climb, or get onto the top of something.

As In:

Image The jockey will mount her horse and get ready for the race.

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See the 'mount' in mountain? To get to the top of a mountain, you must mount it.

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poise

Which Means:

Confidence and self-control, gracefulness, the ability to hold yourself steady.

As In:

Image The diver stood on the diving board with poise.

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In 'poise', the O comes before I.

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