From the Word Wizard Club...
February 10, 2014

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phantom

Which Means:

A ghost or an illusion that can be seen or heard, but doesn't have a solid physical form.

As In:

Image According to legend, a phantom lives near this lake.

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In 'phantom', PH is the digraph that makes the F sound.

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wreath

Which Means:

A decorative circle of flowers, bows, or leaves.

As In:

Image A wreath of flowers surrounded the girl's head.

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In 'wreath', the digraph TH has one sound.

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whisper

Which Means:

To talk very softly.

As In:

Image Owen leaned over to whisper in his dad's ear.

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The digraph WH is pronounced HW or just W.

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bang

Which Means:

A sudden, loud noise, like an explosion or door slamming.

As In:

Image The bang of the gong is the signal that dinner is served!

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The digraph NG is pronounced as one sound, not N-GUH.

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brush

Which Means:

A tool with bristles attached to a handle, used for making hair smooth, or painting, or cleaning.

As In:

Image Use a brush to clean the mud off your shoes.

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The SH in brush makes one sound: SH!

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