From the Word Wizard Club...
November 7, 2011

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lookout

Which Means:

The place where you watch carefully for a person or event.

As In:

Image The lifeguard stood on his lookout, watching for any swimmers who may need help.

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Look out from the lookout!

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corduroy

Which Means:

A cotton material that has thin ribs or cords running from top to bottom.

As In:

Image Cordelia's favorite pants were made from corduroy.

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See the cords in the pants? The word CORD is also in the spelling: corduroy.

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klutz

Which Means:

A clumsy and awkward person.

As In:

Image Benny was a klutz on the ski slopes -- his skis kept getting tangled!

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Even the letters seem to fall down in 'klutz', from the tallest to the shortest.

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curtain

Which Means:

A piece of cloth used to cover windows to block out light, heat or cold, or for decoration.

As In:

Image The orange curtain hung in front of a sunny window.

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The last syllable of 'curtain' is spelled TAIN.

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interview

Which Means:

A conversation or question-answer session, for the purpose of getting information.

As In:

Image I watched a TV interview with the young tennis star.

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In an interview, you get a view about the other person or that person's views.

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shadow

Which Means:

A dark image shown on a surface (like the ground) when light shines behind an object.

As In:

Image Here you can see the shadow of the cheese and mouse.

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At the end of the word 'shadow' is a W.

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examine

Which Means:

To inspect and look carefully at something.

As In:

Image During this visit, the doctor will examine the baby's health.

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The EX in 'examine' is pronounces IG.

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poet

Which Means:

A person who writes poems, shorter written pieces with carefully chosen words that often uplift or inspire.

As In:

Image Some people consider Shakespeare as the world's greatest English writer and poet.

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Be sure to spell 'poet' with an ET, not how it sounds (it).

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drain

Which Means:

To allow liquid be removed from a container.

As In:

Image The water will drain out of the strainer, leaving the noodles dry.

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In 'drain', the long A sound is spelled AI.

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mustard

Which Means:

A strong tasting powder or paste made from the mustard plant.

As In:

Image Igor likes to have mustard on his sandwiches.

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The word 'mustard' is spelled with an A.

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