From the Word Wizard Club...
July 30, 2012

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cellar

Which Means:

One or more rooms under a house.

As In:

Image The entrance to the cellar was outside of the house.

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The last syllable is spelled -AR, not -ER.

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gnaw

Which Means:

To bite on or chew for a while.

As In:

Image The dog likes to gnaw on his rawhide bone.

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The G in 'gnaw' is silent.

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metal

Which Means:

A substance from the earth (such as iron, gold, silver, or copper) which is hard, strong, and a good conductor of heat and electricity.

As In:

Image The door hinges are made out of metal.

Heads Up!

The last syllable is spelled -AL, not -LE or -EL.

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mew

Which Means:

To make the tiny high sound of a cat.

As In:

Image Little kittens mew a lot when they are hungry!

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Another word that describes this sound is 'meow'.

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soak

Which Means:

To leave in a liquid for a long time, so it absorbs and takes up that liquid.

As In:

Image The man needed to soak his feet in a tub of hot water. Ah.that feels better!

Heads Up!

The long O sound in 'soak' is spelled OA (the A is silent).

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library

Which Means:

A building where a person can borrow books, videos, read magazines and browse other media.

As In:

Image The town decided to build a new library for the community.

Heads Up!

The E sound at the end of 'library' is spelled with a Y.

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funeral

Which Means:

A ceremony to honor and pay respect to someone who has died.

As In:

Image The man had to attend his grandfather's funeral.

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This word is pronounced FYOO-nur-ul.

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thread

Which Means:

A string (sometimes colored) that is used in needlework, sewing, or weaving.

As In:

Image Louise used green thread to sew her dress.

Heads Up!

This word is spelled with an EA, which has a short E sound, like 'bed'.

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expose

Which Means:

To show, to allow to be affected by something.

As In:

Image Expose your mind to good literature and your vocabulary will increase!

Heads Up!

Break this up into two syllables: ex-pose.

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style

Which Means:

The way something is done, expressed, or made.

As In:

Image What style of wig will the lady wear today?

Heads Up!

Spell 'style' with a stylish Y.

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