From the Word Wizard Club...
August 26, 2013

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rough

Which Means:

Coarse, having an uneven and irregular surface, not smooth.

As In:

Image The ship had a difficult time staying upright on the rough sea.

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This word sounds like RUF, but is spelled ROUGH.

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season

Which Means:

One of four natural times of the year: spring, summer, fall, or winter.

As In:

Image To celebrate each season, they have a festival.

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Which season would the SEA be nice for a SON (or daughter)?

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near

Which Means:

Close by, next to.

As In:

Image The coach stood near the ball at the beginning of practice.

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What is NEAR your EAR?

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jewelry

Which Means:

Decoration for the body often made from precious metals and stones.

As In:

Image Regan liked to collect jewelry, especially rings.

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Although the second E in 'jewelry' isn't really heard, do keep it in the spelling.

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enormous

Which Means:

Extraordinarily large, very huge.

As In:

Image The lizard monster was enormous.

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There is only one U in 'enormous'.

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jellyfish

Which Means:

A boneless jello-like free-floating creature that has long stinging tentacles.

As In:

Image Jellyfish are at least 500 million years old, and although not all sting, some can be deadly.

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Although not technically a fish, it does look like it's made out of jelly!

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courtesy

Which Means:

Kindness and politeness.

As In:

Image The adult showed courtesy by helping pick up the spilled bag of books.

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This word is pronounced KUR-tuh-see.

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unknown

Which Means:

Not realized or comprehended, not understood or recognized.

As In:

Image There are many unknown planets in space.

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The prefix UN- can make an adjective mean its opposite.

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career

Which Means:

One's profession or life's work.

As In:

Image Nate went to school for a career in construction and took pride in his work.

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Two Es are present in 'career'.

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scenery

Which Means:

A beautiful outside view or sets of a stage play.

As In:

Image The scenery of the countryside was full of colors in autumn.

Heads Up!

Don't forget the C after S in 'scenery'!

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