From the Word Wizard Club...
August 12, 2013

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railroad

Which Means:

The steel tracks and ties on the land that provide the path for trains to travel.

As In:

Image The railroad is still in use today, hauling freight and passengers back and forth.

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This is a compound noun made from the words RAIL and ROAD.

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someone

Which Means:

A person whose name you don't know.

As In:

Image I saw someone standing outside the office door.

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Remember to put SOMEONE together in one word.

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without

Which Means:

Not having, absent or lacking.

As In:

Image Betty Lou certainly can't go without chocolate cake!

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WITH + OUT = without.

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self-reliant

Which Means:

Being able to count on yourself and your own abilities; independent.

As In:

Image Many people have started to grow their own food to become more self-reliant.

Heads Up!

A hyphen (-) comes between the two words that make up this word!

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