From the Word Wizard Club...
December 26, 2011

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build

Which Means:

To create and make something out of pieces.

As In:

Image Depending on what you build, you will need the right tools.

Heads Up!

Remember to build this word with the vowels UI.

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except

Which Means:

Having left one piece of something out.

As In:

Image The Dalmatian dog was covered with black spots all over except for the top of his head.

Heads Up!

The prefix EX means 'out'. Also beware of the homophone 'accept'.

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history

Which Means:

Events that happened in the past.

As In:

Image The monk recorded the town's history in the large book.

Heads Up!

History has a 'story'.

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usually

Which Means:

Most of the time, happening commonly.

As In:

Image In the winter, Douglas usually goes outside every day to play in the snow.

Heads Up!

When it comes to spelling 'usually', this word always has two Us and two Ls.

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quiet

Which Means:

Very calm and still and silent.

As In:

Image The boys were very quiet in the library, reading silently.

Heads Up!

This word is often misspelled as 'quite'. Remember that 'quiet' has two syllables, KWI-ET.

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