From the Word Wizard Club...
August 28, 2012

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between

Which Means:

Having two objects on either side.

As In:

Image The basketball rolled between the player's legs!

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There are two Es between the W and N.

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sentence

Which Means:

In grammar, a group of words that has a subject, verb, and predicate (to express a full thought).

As In:

Image The teacher asked the student to omit one unnecessary sentence from each paragraph.

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The word TEN is in 'sentence'.

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material

Which Means:

The substance out of which something is made.

As In:

Image What material are bricks made from?

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End this word with -IAL.

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guess

Which Means:

What you say about something when you don't have all of the information you need; an estimate.

As In:

Image The boy said, "Can you guess who I am?

Heads Up!

No guessing here - 'guess' has two Ss and a silent U.

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exercise

Which Means:

An activity that makes you healthier or prepares you for some activity.

As In:

Image The man liked to exercise on the treadmill.

Heads Up!

This word can be tricky. First comes EXER-, then C before the S, just like in the alphabet.

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cream

Which Means:

The yellowish, buttermilk part of milk that rises to the top of milk, when milk is unmixed.

As In:

Image Gerry likes to put cream on her cereal.

Heads Up!

In 'cream', the E is long and the second vowel is silent.

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