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

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surface

Which Means:

The outside face of any thing, the outermost or uppermost layer.

As In:

Image The surface of the lake was as smooth as glass.

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Can you see your FACE on the SURFACE of a mirror?

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world

Which Means:

The earth or globe, our planet and the people on it.

As In:

Image The current population of the entire world is estimated at nearly seven million people!

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The O in world represents the globe.

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whose

Which Means:

The possessive case of 'who', showing who something belongs to.

As In:

Image Whose humongous pencil is this?

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A homonym for 'whose' is 'who's', which is a contraction for 'who is'.

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minute

Which Means:

A period of time containing sixty seconds.

As In:

Image Tracy had to give a speech for one minute during her English class.

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Avoid spelling this word as 'minit'; the ending is spelled -UTE.

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attention

Which Means:

The act of holding something in your mind for a time.

As In:

Image The teacher asked the students to pay attention.

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Pay attention to the three Ts in 'attention'.

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