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

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knuckle

Which Means:

The upper side of the finger joints, the parts of the joints that show when a fist is made.

As In:

Image Grandma had a scar on one of her knuckles from an accident while cutting onions years ago.

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The K in 'knuckle' is silent.

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wrench

Which Means:

A hand tool used to turn a bolt or nut in order to tighten or loosen it.

As In:

Image Bill had to grab a wrench in order to work on his car.

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The W in 'wrench' is silent.

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dough

Which Means:

The soft raw mass of bread or any other pastry before it is baked.

As In:

Image The pizza boy tossed the dough in the air to make the pizza crust.

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The long O sound in 'dough' is the only vowel sound you'll hear. The GH is silent.

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hasten

Which Means:

To act or move with speed, to move quickly, to hurry.

As In:

Image To hasten healing, sometimes rest is best.

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The T in 'hasten' is silent.

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yolk

Which Means:

The yellow center of an egg as separate from the white (clear) part.

As In:

Image When baking, some recipes ask you to separate the egg white from the yolk.

Heads Up!

You can't hear the L in 'yolk', but you can see it!

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