From the Word Wizard Club...
November 5, 2012

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cure

Which Means:

A successful medical treatment that completely heals.

As In:

Image The cure was made from a rare plant that was gathered in the mountains.

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This word has the /yu/ sound.

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overlook

Which Means:

To fail to notice, to miss seeing something.

As In:

Image In good writing, it is important not overlook any misspelled words.

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An overlook can also mean a place that looks over another: the cliff overlooks the ocean.

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tourist

Which Means:

Someone who travels for the purpose of sightseeing and relaxing.

As In:

Image You can always spot a tourist by the camera and maps they carry around.

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The suffix -IST can be added to some verbs to become the person connected to that activity: motorist, artist, novelist, scientist.

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rural

Which Means:

Related to the country and its land, the area outside of the city.

As In:

Image The woman lived in a rural area and worked on a farm.

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The last syllable in 'rural' is spelled with a -AL.

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mural

Which Means:

A large picture painted on a wall.

As In:

Image The students painted a mural on the school wall.

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The last syllable in 'rural' is spelled with a -AL.

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