From the Word Wizard Club...
August 5, 2013

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capital

Which Means:

A city which is the seat of government.

As In:

Image Have you ever visited the capital of your state?

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Remember 'capital' ends in AL, but the one in Washington ends in OL.

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barber

Which Means:

A hair stylist, a person who cuts hair.

As In:

Image Barber Barbara was busy from morning till evening.

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This word comes from the Latin BARBA, which means 'beard'.

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triumph

Which Means:

A magnificent victory, a huge success.

As In:

Image A triumph in and of itself is never giving up until you succeed.

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The PH in 'triumph' is pronounced as an F.

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outfit

Which Means:

A matched set of clothing.

As In:

Image Liza wore a new outfit on the first day of school.

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You can also outfit someone with everything they need for school: pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, new shoes, etc.

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juice

Which Means:

The drinkable liquid that comes from fruits and vegetables.

As In:

Image Pear juice was the most delicious to her.

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Juice is spelled with a UI.

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armadillo

Which Means:

A digging mammal that has a tough horny plates that cover most of the body.

As In:

Image An armadillo eats mainly termites, ants, worms, and spiders.

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What a funny word! It has four syllables: Ar-ma-dil-lo.

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memorial

Which Means:

A monument, an object built to preserve the memory of a person or event.

As In:

Image Mount Rushmore in South Dakota is a well-known memorial and sculpture of four US presidents.

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See the root for 'memory' in 'memorial'?

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channel

Which Means:

A passage or pathway for electrical current, water, or information.

As In:

Image One well-known channel is the English Channel between Britain and northern France.

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The two Ns in 'channel' form a sort of channel in this word.

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hardly

Which Means:

Barely, almost not.

As In:

Image The patient could hardly move his leg, as it hurt so badly.

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Adding -LY makes this word an adverb.

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wary

Which Means:

Cautious, leery, not sure; suspicious of potential danger.

As In:

Image The camper heard a noise outside his tent and became wary (even though it was just a cheerful raccoon).

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Don't be too wary of the four letters in this word.

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anymore

Which Means:

Currently, at the present, from now on.

As In:

Image He doesn't ride horses anymore due to a back injury, but still loves them.

Heads Up!

The word anymore is used with negative sentences.

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