From the Word Wizard Club...
April 8, 2013

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sleeve

Which Means:

The part of a shirt that covers the arms.

As In:

Image The man pushed up each sleeve before he started to work.

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Sleeve is a long word, one you can put your arm in.

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overhead

Which Means:

Placed above the top part of something.

As In:

Image The weightlifter held the bar overhead.

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A compound word, this one is easy to understand: OVER + HEAD.

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selection

Which Means:

The act of making a choice.

As In:

Image The woman went to the grocery store and made her selection of party supplies.

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The SHUN at the end of 'selection' is spelled -TION.

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core

Which Means:

The center of certain fruits, such as apples and pears, containing the seeds.

As In:

Image The girl ate the apple all the way to the core.

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The O in 'core' is long, because the E is silent.

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stomach

Which Means:

The bag-like organ inside the body that breaks down food into a liquid for digestion.

As In:

Image The man had a pain in his stomach from eating too much food.

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The CH at the end of 'stomach' makes the K sound.

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stage

Which Means:

An area in an auditorium where performers or actors stand.

As In:

Image The dancers performed on the stage.

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A person of any AGE can perform on a 'stage'.

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jiggle

Which Means:

To move gently when it is shaken.

As In:

Image The plate of Jell-O jiggles.

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Do you jiggle when you giggle?

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prepare

Which Means:

To get ready for a future event.

As In:

Image The baker must prepare several bread rolls early every morning.

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You might have to PARE (peel) some vegetables to 'prepare' dinner.

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neighbor

Which Means:

A person who lives next to you.

As In:

Image The gardener visited with his neighbor.

Heads Up!

Pronounce this word NAY-ber as the neigh (NAY) of a horse.

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browse

Which Means:

To look through some objects to see if there is anything interesting, but not expecting it.

As In:

Image The lady went to the store to browse the discounted clothing.

Heads Up!

The verb 'browse' is spelled just like those hairy lines above your eyes, but be sure to add an E to the end of the verb!

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