From the Word Wizard Club...
October 24, 2011

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fail

Which Means:

To not succeed, to fall short of a goal.

As In:

Image Louis did not fail on the test!

Heads Up!

Don't fail to spell this word with an AI.

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carrot

Which Means:

An orange root vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked.

As In:

Image The beaver is not sure how to eat a carrot!

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The roots of carrots are represented by the Rs in 'carrot'.

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mesmerize

Which Means:

To hypnotize, fascinate, and completely absorb someone's attention.

As In:

Image Television tends to mesmerize the children.

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This funny word has a lot of M and Z sounds: mes-mer-ize.

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soar

Which Means:

To rush upward and fly or glide high in the air.

As In:

Image The birds soar freely in the sky.

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A homonym for 'soar' is 'sore', as to ache and be in physical pain.

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omit

Which Means:

To skip, to leave out, to not include or mention.

As In:

Image The teacher told the student to omit one sentence in order to make the paragraph clearer.

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Be careful not to omit any of the letters of 'omit'!

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ancient

Which Means:

Very, very old; in a time long past.

As In:

Image This ancient pitcher is an artifact of the past.

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This word does NOT follow the "I after E, except after C" rule.

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weave

Which Means:

To interlace or intertwine many threads or grasses to make something.

As In:

Image Many people around the world weave baskets for practical uses and for art.

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After the W, be sure to weave an EA before VE.

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bandage

Which Means:

A cloth used in covering and binding wounds.

As In:

Image The snake had to put a bandage on its injured tail.

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Remember that in a bandage is a 'band', a long thin strip of something used for holding something together.

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coccyx

Which Means:

A small triangular bone forming the lower tip of the spinal column in humans.

As In:

Image During Aaron's fall, he hurt his coccyx bone and he had to apply ice to it.

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This funny word is pronounced [kok-siks].

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foe

Which Means:

An enemy; a person or group wants to hurt you.

As In:

Image Are the cat and mouse friends or foes?

Heads Up!

The OE make the long O sound in 'foe'.

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