From the Word Wizard Club...
April 14, 2014

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graffiti

Which Means:

Writing or artwork drawn on public property, like walls buildings and restrooms, on trains, or sidewalks.

As In:

Image The graffiti on the van drew lots of attention.

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Graffiti has two Fs and one T and ends on an I, not Y.

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millionaire

Which Means:

A person who has over one million (1,000,000) dollars or other currency.

As In:

Image Having won the lottery, the man was suddenly a millionaire!

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Million comes from the Old French word 'milion'. We spell it with two Ls.

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shawl

Which Means:

A rectangular or triangular cloth that is worn over the shoulders for warmth or fashion.

As In:

Image The Spanish dancer used her shawl as part of the dance.

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This Indian word comes from the name of the town Shaliat, a town in India where shawls were first made in the 1660s.

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karaoke

Which Means:

This Japanese music entertainment system includes reading the words on a screen while singing them to recorded music.

As In:

Image Every Friday night, Ricky went out to sing karaoke, and everyone plugged their ears.

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This Japanese word means "empty orchestra".

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chocolate

Which Means:

A sweet food made from ground cacao seeds, often with sugar, vanilla, or milk added.

As In:

Image Many people would be sad if chocolate didn't exist!

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Chocolate comes from 'xocolatl', a word from the Aztec language Nahuatl. It means 'to make bitter'.

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