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Lesson 171.


A’bel, a man’s name.         de scend’ent, falling.
a’ble, powerful.             cough’er, one who coughs.
al’ley, a narrow passage.    coffer, a chest.
al ly’, one who assists.     can’died, covered with sugar.
al lu’sion, a reference.     can’did, honest; truthful.
il lu’sion, mockery.         cent’u ry, 100 years.
de scend’ant, offspring.     sen’try, a guard.

The able man’s name was Abel. A narrow alley. France was an ally of
England in the Crimean war. He made an allusion to the illusion that
possessed him. His descendant was descendent from the same line. The
cougher sat on the coffer. The candid youth ate the candied cakes. The
sentry wore a costume of the last century.


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Lesson 134


They propose to alter the place of the altar. He cast his ballot for
mayor. The ballet dancer and the ballad singer arrived. The wine seller
lived in a cellar. He said that the cymbal was a symbol of music. They
sent an arrant rogue on the errand. His manner of conducting the manor did
not suit the lord. The prophet of Mammon foretold great profit. The relics
of the kingdom were saved by the relict of the king. The stature of the
statue of Liberty is fixed by statute.


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Lesson 129.

X with the sound of gz; as exact, pronounced egz act’.

ex act’     ex act’ly      ex ag’g’er ate
ex ist’     ex am’ine      ex an’i mate
ex ult’     ex em’plar     ex as’per ate
ex hale’    ex er’tion     ex ec’u trix
ex haust’   ex hib’it      ex hil’a rate
ex ert’     ex ist’ence    ex on’er ate
ex hort’    ex ist’ent     ex em’pli fy
ex ude’     ex ot’ic       ex or’bi tant
ex ergue’   ex haust’ive   ux o’ri ous

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Spelling Lesson 127.

In words like the following, U should receive its proper consonant sound;
as nature, pronounced nat’yur.

nat’ure      sig’na ture    ag’ri cult ure
creat’ure    sep’ul ture    leg’is la ture
feat’ure     fur’ni ture    ar’chi tect ure
fut’ure      for’feit ure   tem’per a ture
capt’ure     lig’a ture     lit’er a ture
rapt’ure     ap’er ture     flo’ri cult ure
text’ure     quad’ra ture   ju’di ca ture
pict’ure     ad vent’ure    hor’ti cult ure
script’ure   con ject’ure   man u fact’ure

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Lesson 126.


His assistants gave him great assistance.

He was the deviser of the machine.

Which is the larger, the divisor or the quotient?

This difference being settled, he will pay due deference to your opinion.

The ingenious mechanic was also an ingenuous man.

Not a lineament could be recognized by his friends.

Apply to the wound a healing liniment.

The principal in the agreement was devoid of moral principle.

Though a great liar, he could play upon the lyre.

The rabbit was tame.

The carpenter will rabbet the boards.

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Lesson 123.


brid’al, belonging to a bride.    met’al, a substance.
                                                     met’tle, spirit.
bri’dle, a check; a curb.         vice, defect; fault.
les’son, a task for recitation.   vise, an instrument.
                                  wail, to lament.
less’en, to make less.            wale, to mark with stripes.

Filled with choler, he seized the youth by the collar. The priest filled
the censer. He is a censor of the press. The ship took divers persons as
divers for pearls. The plaintiff assumed a plaintive air. To lessen the
number of exercises, will make an easier lesson.

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Lesson 104.


I accept all your presents except the last. His joy was in excess, at the
news of his access to fortune. Though your terms exceed my expectations, I
must accede to them. The best cosmetic is air and exercise. He pretended
to exorcise evil spirits. Both assent to go up the ascent. He was indicted
for inditing a false letter. Champagne is made in France. The soldiers
crossed the champaign. The law will levy a tax to build a levee. The levee
was held at the mayor’s residence. The senior brother was addressed as

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