From the Word Wizard Club...
October 7, 2013

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teach

Which Means:

To bring knowledge or information to someone, to show someone how to do something.

As In:

Image The boy took the dog out to teach him to catch a stick.

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You can add -ER to the end, which turns this word into a person that does the teaching: TEACHER.

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cedar

Which Means:

The name of an evergreen tree, whose red wood is known for its durability and fragrant odor.

As In:

Image Nancy's mother has a cedar chest where she keeps treasures and heirlooms to be passed on to her children.

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Cedar ends in -AR.

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sewer

Which Means:

The underground pipes that carry sewage, waste water, or rainwater.

As In:

Image There are rules to make sure a factory's sewer doesn't dump pollution into the rivers.

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This is pronounced SOO-er.

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hopscotch

Which Means:

A children's game that involves throwing a stone onto a square, and the child hops through the course, making sure to avoid the square the stone is on.

As In:

Image The children played hopscotch during recess.

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This word comes from hop + scratch, from the lines scratched in the dirt for the lines of the game.

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miniature

Which Means:

Tiny, extremely small.

As In:

Image Phil played miniature golf every Saturday.

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Often, we say 'mini' as a shortened version of 'miniature'.

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beware

Which Means:

To be aware of, to be on guard, to be cautious and to take care.

As In:

Image Beware of the cat, she's very protective.

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Beware has a feeling of "go carefully" because there may be something dangerous ahead.

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suppose

Which Means:

To believe to be true, but without proof.

As In:

Image I suppose that Mary Ellen's train will be one time.

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The letters pose in correct order in 'suppose'.

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handle

Which Means:

A part of a thing that can be grasped by the hand to move that thing.

As In:

Image The handle on the saw was made out of wood.

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To spell this word just add LE to HAND.

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appear

Which Means:

To come in sight, to become visible or clear.

As In:

Image The magician wanted a rabbit to appear, not a bird!

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Two Ps appear in 'appear'!

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carve

Which Means:

To cut and slice with a knife.

As In:

Image Usually a knife, not a chainsaw, is used to carve a turkey.

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Can you carve out the letters to this word?

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