From the Word Wizard Club...
May 6, 2013

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signal

Which Means:

Any coded message that can warn, direct, or command.

As In:

Image The policeman made a signal with his hands to control traffic.

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The word 'signal' ends in an -NAL.

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property

Which Means:

A possession, something that belongs to you.

As In:

Image The boy's journal was personal property!

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What is the PROPER way to write 'property'?

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process

Which Means:

A series of actions; the course or method to do something.

As In:

Image The process of making butter the old-fashioned way takes about 20-30 minutes of churning cream!

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The process of writing 'process' includes putting a C in the middle and two Ss at the end.

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target

Which Means:

A sign or mark to aim for, a goal.

As In:

Image In archery class during gym, we learned how to breathe while aiming at the target.

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The G in 'target' has a hard sound, as in 'go'.

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germ

Which Means:

A tiny life form, too small to see that may cause a disease.

As In:

Image Sneezing and coughing are ways that a germ can spread, so cover your mouth when you sneeze and wash your hands.

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When G is followed by an E, I, or Y, it usually has a soft /j/ sound.

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