From the Word Wizard Club...
December 10, 2012

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indeed

Which Means:

In reality, in fact; really, truly.

As In:

Image This rose was indeed the most beautiful rose the gardener saw that summer.

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There are indeed two Es in 'indeed'.

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heal

Which Means:

To make well, to become healthy again, to cure.

As In:

Image The girl played nurse and wanted to help heal her teddy bear.

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Don't confuse this word with 'heel', the back part of your foot.

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hubbub

Which Means:

Loud noise and racket, especially of voices.

As In:

Image There was a lot of hubbub around the entrance of the movie star.

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What a fun word to say! Hub-bub!

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trophy

Which Means:

A cup or plaque that symbolizes winning or a job well done.

As In:

Image The girl got a trophy for winning the horse competition.

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The PH in 'trophy' has a F sound.

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civilization

Which Means:

An advanced state of culture, industry in a certain society of people.

As In:

Image The Colosseum was part of the ancient Roman civilization.

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The letter I has an important job in the word 'civilization'.

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zipper

Which Means:

A strip of interlocking teeth that can be pulled together or apart by sliding a small handle up and down, usually used to fasten two sides of clothing together.

As In:

Image This zipper is made out of metal, although they also come in plastic.

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You can zip this word up through its two syllables: ZIP-PER.

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rodeo

Which Means:

A public showing of cowboy skills, like riding horses and roping calves.

As In:

Image At the rodeo, the cowboy lead the other horse out of the corral.

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The vowels in rodeo are all long: RO-DE-O.

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shower

Which Means:

A light and short rain or snowfall.

As In:

Image Sometimes there is a shower even though the sun is shining.

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See the SHOW in 'shower'?

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clutch

Which Means:

To hold or grip tightly in the hands.

As In:

Image The only way the girl would sleep was to lie on the couch and clutch her Santa wish list in her hand.

Heads Up!

Remember the T before the final CH.

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engineer

Which Means:

A person who designs and builds roads, cities, and machines.

As In:

Image The engineer started to design his new project.

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See the ENGINE in 'engineer'?

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