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Lesson 187. Words properly accented on the first Syllable. 

con’strue    com’bat ant      pu’is sance
trav’erse    dis’pu tant      in’ter im
ramp’ant     gon’do la        au’top sy
ath’lete     pleth’o ra       tym’pa num
syr’inge     mis’chiev ous    wise’a cre
ex’tant      blas’phe mous    or’ches tral
brig’and     con’ver sant     im’po tent
con’cord     san’he drim      con’gru ent
dis’cord     con’tra ry       im’be cile
do’nate      pro’te an        pha’e ton
ob’long      dis’ci pline     ret’i na

Teaching Spelling – Spelling Words

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Lesson 180. 

Words in which the Sounds of E are often mispronounced. 

per’uke     nep’o tism     ter’ri ble
neth’er     as cet’ic      res’in ous
pet’al      red’o lent     rec’i pe
res’in      co te rie’     tet’a nus
ra ceme’    em ploy e’     ref’lu ent
pre’lude    at ta che’     hy e’mal
me’grim     pre’mi er      cer’e brum
ven’ue      o bei’sance    ve’he ment
bre vet’    gen’er a       def’i cit
car tel’    Ma dei’ra      splen’e tic
e’pact      her’o ine      i de’a

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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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Affixes – Prefixes

Lesson 159.

Post is a Latin word, meaning after.

post’script    post-di lu’vi an    post me rid’i an
post’-date     post po si’tion     post’hu mous ly

Other words are formed by prefixing the English word post, a letter-carrier.

post’al         post’man      post’mark
post’-chaise    post’-town    post’-office
post-haste’     post’boy      post’mas ter

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Spelling Games- Rhyming Ping-Pong Game:

Play in pairs.

The object is to name as many rhyming words as possible within a given time.

The player who calls out the last word when the time expires is the winner.

 For example, the first player says play, second player says stay, first player says hey, second says weigh, and so forth.

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The prefix un generally gives a negative meaning; as, unapt, not apt.

un paid’    un friend’ly   un court’ly
un clean’   un health’y    un ea’sy
un known’   un stead’y     un fruit’ful
un nerve’   un err’ing     un learn’ed

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