From the Word Wizard Club...
July 22, 2013

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agreement

Which Means:

Sharing the same opinion or acting in the same way.

As In:

Image The men were in agreement on what plan to take next.

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The word AGREE is in 'agreement'.

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explorer

Which Means:

A person who investigates an unknown place.

As In:

Image The explorer ducked inside the boat every time he heard a noise.

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Sometimes you can take a verb and add an -ER to the end to make the person who does that action.

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disappearance

Which Means:

The act of being removed from sight or existence.

As In:

Image The magician played a role in his own disappearance!

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You can make an 'appearance' or a 'disappearance'.

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irrigation

Which Means:

The process of watering dry land and crops by using ditches, hoses, or sprinklers.

As In:

Image Irrigation practices reach far back in history, even to the ancient Egyptians.

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The three Is have dots above them like drops of water!

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foreign

Which Means:

Born in or belonging to another country.

As In:

Image Some ways of dress are foreign, if you are not from that country or culture.

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The last syllable is pronounced IN: FOR-in.

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fir

Which Means:

A cone-bearing pine tree with needles.

As In:

Image The silhouette of a tall fir can be seen against horizon.

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This word and 'fur' are homophones, which means they sound the same but have different meanings.

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term

Which Means:

A limited period of time.

As In:

Image Presidents in the United States can be elected for a 4-year term.

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The word 'term' has an E in it.

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weasel

Which Means:

A meat-eating animal with short legs and a long body.

As In:

Image The weasel has a reputation for being quick and clever.

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This word is spelled with a -EL at the end but the S is pronounced /z/.

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colony

Which Means:

A group of people who leave their country to start a new settlement under the laws of the country they left.

As In:

Image The colony settled in the new country after many months of hard travel.

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There are two Os in 'colony'.

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popsicle

Which Means:

A frozen treat made from juice, fruit, fudge or yogurt.

As In:

Image Might every child's dream be to eat a giant popsicle on a summer day?

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How were popsicles invented? Research this delicious story.

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