From the Word Wizard Club...
January 9, 2012

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collide

Which Means:

To crash together.

As In:

Image The skier never wanted to collide with the tree, but he did!

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The two Ls collide in 'collide'.

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cheat

Which Means:

To trick, to swindle or take something dishonestly from someone.

As In:

Image While his chess opponent looked the other way, the man decided to cheat.

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Don't cheat a word out of letters it needs! The long E sound is spelled EA, as in 'seat'.

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deny

Which Means:

To declare untrue, to reject as truthful.

As In:

Image The young woman could not deny her broken heart. Boo-hoo!

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Denial isn't just a river in Egypt!

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include

Which Means:

To hold, to contain.

As In:

Image Does the sandwich include pickles and cheese?

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What is the opposite of include? What prefix can we attach that means 'out'?

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wring

Which Means:

To squeeze by twisting tightly.

As In:

Image Saul likes to wring the sponge completely to get out all the dirty water.

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The past tense of wring is 'wrung'.

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footle

Which Means:

To talk or act in a silly or foolish way.

As In:

Image The students hang out and footle after school.

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The Os in 'footle' can be googly eyes.

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ponder

Which Means:

To think seriously about, to consider thoughtfully or wonder about.

As In:

Image Christine pondered what she should do next.

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What are some of the things you ponder?

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wamble

Which Means:

To walk in an unsteady way.

As In:

Image The hotel guest started to wamble, so the bellhop helped him walk to a chair.

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This funny word sounds like 'wobble' and the meaning is similar.

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crop

Which Means:

A certain product, like wheat, soybeans, corn, that grows in a field.

As In:

Image Italy, France, and Spain lead the world in grape crops.

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You'll have a fine crop of correctly spelled words by the time you're done studying these.

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hootenanny

Which Means:

A party or informal concert with folk singing and dancing.

As In:

Image The kids got together for a hootenanny.

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A lot of people hoot at a hootenanny!

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