From the Word Wizard Club...
August 6, 2012

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mere

Which Means:

Barely, only, nothing more than.

As In:

Image He is a mere child, he can't drive a car!

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The E in 'mere' is long, and has the /ir/ sound: [mir]

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insert

Which Means:

To put something inside another thing.

As In:

Image Please insert the CD into the disk drive.

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The S sound is spelled with an S, not C: [insurt].

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dreary

Which Means:

Gloomy, overcast, depressing and sad.

As In:

Image What can a person do on such a dreary, overcast day?

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See the REAR in 'dreary'? [driry]

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alert

Which Means:

Watchful, vigilant, being completely awake and aware.

As In:

Image The alert guard stood on watch.

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Stay alert for misspells! This word is pronounced [uh-lurt].

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pierce

Which Means:

To poke a hole in something with a sharp object.

As In:

Image Scotty was not expecting something to pierce both of his bike tires!

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Be sure to pierce this word with the I before E, though it is pronounced [pirs].

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