From the Word Wizard Club...
April 21, 2014

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surprisingly

Which Means:

In such a way that something happens without warning or advanced notice.

As In:

Image Surprisingly, she arrived on time!

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Don't let the R on each side of P in 'surprisingly' surprise you.

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shock

Which Means:

A sudden and sometimes violent disturbance to your body, mind, or feelings.

As In:

Image Wayne was in shock after seeing the prices on the menu.

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There are two digraphs in this word: SH and CK.

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disappoint

Which Means:

To fail to live up to or meet the expectations of something.

As In:

Image This movie will not disappoint you--be sure to see it!

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Disappoint has two Ps!

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join

Which Means:

To bring together and connect, to unite, to combine.

As In:

Image The girl wanted to join the band and play her clarinet.

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The O and I in 'join' are joined together.

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likewise

Which Means:

In the same way, also, moreover, too.

As In:

Image The women who enjoyed playing volleyball together likewise enjoyed other similar hobbies.

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This compound word is made up of 'like' and 'wise'.

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