From the Word Wizard Club...
March 18, 2013

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repair

Which Means:

To fix, to restore to good condition.

As In:

Image A cobbler will repair shoes.

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There is a 'pair' in 'repair'.

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strike

Which Means:

To hit hard with the hand or other instrument.

As In:

Image At the carnival, the man had to strike the peg to see if it could hit the bell at the top.

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This word sounds like the meaning it has!

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mourn

Which Means:

To feel sad as a result of a losing someone or something.

As In:

Image The man went to his friend's grave to mourn.

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Mourn has a long O sound.

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bound

Which Means:

To move with a sudden spring or jump forward.

As In:

Image The frog bounds forward across the marsh.

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This OU is pronounced OW!

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crown

Which Means:

A round headpiece that is often made from metal (like gold) and decorated with jewels.

As In:

Image The king wore the crown that his grandfather wore many years before.

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The word 'crown' is spelled with an OW.

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thief

Which Means:

A person who steals something, a robber.

As In:

Image The thief tried a key in the door, but it didn't work.

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In 'thief', the I comes before the E.

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prune

Which Means:

A dried plum (a type of round fruit).

As In:

Image Prunes are often used in desserts.

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The long OO sound is spelled with a U and a silent E.

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foresee

Which Means:

To predict, to mentally picture something before it happens, to see ahead of time.

As In:

Image Can a fortune teller really foresee the future?

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Don't forget the E between FOR and SEE!

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publish

Which Means:

To edit, print and make copies of someone's writing to sell.

As In:

Image After a lot of hard work writing and editing, the author got to publish his book!

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This word has two syllables: PUB and LISH.

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warp

Which Means:

To turn, twist, or bend out of shape.

As In:

Image The rain warped the board and it did not dry flat.

Heads Up!

You might feel at WAR with a 'warped' board if you are trying to make it flat.

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