From the Word Wizard Club...
June 18, 2012

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human

Which Means:

Like a person or having the qualities of people in general.

As In:

Image The statue's foot looks human!

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This word is Latin for "wise man" or "knowing man".

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justice

Which Means:

Being fair, without favoring one person over another.

As In:

Image The judge must honor justice and be fair in her ruling.

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What does Lady Justice symbolize by carrying a sword, scales, and by being blindfolded?

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glare

Which Means:

A very harsh, bright, shining light.

As In:

Image The glare on the water was nearly blinding to look at.

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Glare can also mean to stare angrily.

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guard

Which Means:

To defend or protect from harm or danger.

As In:

Image The man stood guarding the entrance to the plane.

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Remember to include the U in 'guard'!

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sprout

Which Means:

To grow out as a bud, to shoot forth from a seed, bulb or plant.

As In:

Image With a little water, warmth, and sunlight, the seed began to sprout.

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The P sprouts beneath the earth, and the T sprouts above the earth!

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imprint

Which Means:

A mark made by pressure or squeezing, an indentation or stamp.

As In:

Image Her foot left an imprint in the garden.

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What kind of imprint do you want to leave in the world?

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jewel

Which Means:

A cut and polished stone, a gem.

As In:

Image A green jewel adorns the gold necklace.

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Two Es are included in 'jewel'.

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ere

Which Means:

This word means 'before', and is often used in poetry.

As In:

Image Harold had to pack his backpack ere he went to school.

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This old-fashioned funny word sounds formal!

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float

Which Means:

To rest on the surface of any fluid, to be buoyed up.

As In:

Image The boy likes to float on a pool noodle on sunny days.

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The letters OA are floating in the middle of this word!

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macaroni

Which Means:

Pasta shaped like a tube.

As In:

Image Bury me in a pile of macaroni!

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Here is an Italian noun that is usually uncountable and has no plural. It is shortened to 'mac' in 'mac-and-cheese'.

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