From the Word Wizard Club...
November 28, 2011

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stool

Which Means:

A single seat without a back.

As In:

Image Mary pulled up her stool to the piano and played like never before.

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There is a TOOL in 'stool'!

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camel

Which Means:

A long-necked, humped mammal that is able to survive for days without water, and used in desert regions of the Middle East for transportation, wool, milk, and meat.

As In:

Image A camel doesn't store water in its humps; the humps are actually made of fat, which the camel uses for energy.

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See the word CAME in camel?

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knapsack

Which Means:

A back pack or shoulder bag carried by soldiers or hikers that holds food, clothes, or other supplies.

As In:

Image The boy put his knapsack on the grass and sat down to eat his lunch.

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The first K in 'knapsack' is silent.

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biscuit

Which Means:

A small, soft, round cake of bread.

As In:

Image Alma likes to top her biscuit with butter.

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That last syllable of this word is spelled CUIT, though it sounds like KIT.

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scent

Which Means:

A smell or odor that is usually pleasant, but can be neutral or unnoticed.

As In:

Image The dog could smell the scent of the squirrel.

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The S sound is spelled SC in 'scent'.

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riddle

Which Means:

A spoken or written puzzle with a hidden answer.

As In:

Image In this riddle, what came first, the chicken or the egg?

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The answer to this riddle is D-D-L-E!

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blanket

Which Means:

A large rectangular piece of soft fabric that is used for warmth, especially as a bed covering.

As In:

Image Mother made a big blanket out of green and blue material to cover the bed.

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There is no G in the spelling of 'blanket'.

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delay

Which Means:

To put off or plan for a later time.

As In:

Image Craig will have to delay his meeting because his flight was delayed!

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See the word LAY in delay? You might have to lay your plans aside in 'delay'.

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proof

Which Means:

Something to show that something is true, evidence.

As In:

Image The man took a picture of the letters as proof for the crime.

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What kind of proof do you need that 'proof' has two Os?

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moist

Which Means:

Damp, slightly wet.

As In:

Image The moist cake was delicious with a glass of milk.

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The letters OI make the sound OY in 'moist'.

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