From the Word Wizard Club...
December 31, 2012

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dollop

Which Means:

A small amount of a soft solid.

As In:

Image The server put a dollop of whipped cream on top of the hot chocolate.

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This word has two dollops of Ls and Os.

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function

Which Means:

The natural use of a something, like a tool or device.

As In:

Image The function of this machine is three-fold: to scan, copy and fax!

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See the FUN in 'function'?

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lair

Which Means:

A den or place where a wild animal lives.

As In:

Image Beware when walking into a lair, as an animal might be living there!

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The words 'lair' and 'there' rhyme!

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raisin

Which Means:

A dried grape.

As In:

Image Raisins are a good source of iron.

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Together, the AI makes the long /a/ sound (the I is silent).

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fasten

Which Means:

To attach firmly and securely, to fix something into place.

As In:

Image The passenger needs to fasten his belt while in the airplane.

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When saying this word, you can't hear the T, but it is there in writing.

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capable

Which Means:

Having the ability to do something, to be able.

As In:

Image The man is capable of balancing a bike on a tightrope.

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Put a CAP on the top of 'capable', because you are capable!

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supreme

Which Means:

Highest in degree or quality, most excellent.

As In:

Image In Greek mythology, the supreme ruler of Olympian gods was Zeus.

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The word SUPER is in 'supreme'!

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itch

Which Means:

A bothersome skin sensation that makes you want to scratch.

As In:

Image The bugs bit the man and he started to itch like crazy.

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Can you see the IT in 'itch'?

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rhyme

Which Means:

When the sounds at the ends of words sound the same and are put together in a line or sentence, often used in songwriting and poetry.

As In:

Image Here's a rhyme: The fat cat is wearing a hat.

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The H is silent in 'rhyme'.

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squash

Which Means:

The fruit of a vine-like plant in the gourd family.

As In:

Image The yellow squash is ripening in the summer sun.

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The QU in 'squash' has the KW sound.

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