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ath'lete Athletes perform wonderful feats. feat

“ It is a mystery how an acorn becomes mys'ter y an oak.” shear

The man will shear the sheep. in vi ta'tion “ A vacant mind is an invitation to strait con nect'ing A strait is a narrow body of water conache necting two larger bodies. ach'ing Aching teeth are ill tenants." ten'ant “ With a bee in every bell, , greet Almond bloom, we greet thee well.”

37 cas'ter set tee' man'tel plat'ter can'cer criler


crock'er y o'pi um cro quet'

grid'i ron ro'tate ban'is ter

can'is ter banlish cat'a log


mu'ci lage shove


“ The busy world shoves angrily aside an'gri ly The man who stands with arms akimbo a kim'bo


Until occasion tells him what to do." virtue 66 Virtue is its own reward." poi'son “ Bad companions poison the mind.” hoar frost 6. The hoar frost crackles on the trees, crac'kle The rattling brook begins to freeze." glo'ri ous “ The glorious sun began to rise.”

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o'ri ole mourn

wreath ba na'na lar'va poi'son dis tinct

myr'i ad civ'il cat'a log

man'tel ab do'men yawn


People are free to yawn provided pro vid'ed they put their hands to their mouths.” co coon'

We found many cocoons on the shrubs. shrub

A life of laziness and a life of leisure lei'sure are two very different things." prog'ress “ Progress of rivers to the ocean is not er'ror so rapid as that of man to error.” fer'tile The valley is very fertile. car'a van

The caravan crossed the desert. depth The depth of the ditch is four feet. spec'kle

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“ The speckled sky is dim with snow, fallter

The light flakes falter and fall below.” Liv'er pool

No port in the world can show a line dock of docks like those of Liverpool. in sist' I insist that you accept my offer.

I did not sleep the entire night. ben'e fit “It is a high benefit to enable me to en a'ble

do something of myself.” ac'ci dent The injury the man received in the dis a'ble accident will disable him for life.

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41 grit “ The man of grit carries in his very pres'ence presence a power that controls and con trol'

commands." in ten'tion It is my intention to appoint my friend ap point' umpire of the game. um'pire " While I sought Happiness, she fled sought

Before me constantly ; con'stant ly Weary I turned to Duty's path, wea'ry

And Happiness sought me." stam'mer Do not stammer when talking.




The lady sang a solo. mois'tened “ Our bread was such as captive's tears

Have moistened many a thousand years." de your “ The big spiders devour the smaller in quire'

ones.' dis'tance Inquire the distance to the city. vol ca'no The volcano rumbles and sends forth rum'ble fire, smoke, and lava. la'va

My ears with tingling echoes ring, tin'gle And life itself is on the wing." tin'gling


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Spelling is the placing of the right letters of a word in their proper order.

A syllable is either a word or part of a word spoken with one effort of the voice.

A monosyllable is a word of one syllable.
A dissyllable is a word of two syllables:
A trisyllable is a word of three syllables.
A polysyllable is a word of four or more syllables.

EXAMPLES: wood; but'ter, but'ter cup; sep'a rat ed.


Syllabication is the dividing of words into syllables. Syllabication does not always conform to the pronunciation of words. Yet in every word there

as many syllables as there are efforts of the voice; as, dif'fer ent.

Accent is added force of voice on certain syllables. Some words have two accents; a primary () accent, and a secondary (') accent.

A vowel is a letter that stands for a pure (free) tone of the voice; as, a, e, i, o, u, sometimes w and y.

A consonant is a letter that stands for an impure (obstructed) tone of the voice; as, b, d, f, g, m, x, etc.

A diphthong is the union of two vowels in a syllable; as, ea in bead; oy in boy; oa in loaf.

A proper diphthong is that in which both vowels are sounded; as, oi in toil; ou in loud.

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