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Spelling – Teaching Spelling – Spelling Word Lists

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obesity

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ciguatera

prosody

minnow

elicitor

cumulus

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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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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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Eer ier en ic ise ize

Lesson 151.

Eer or ier generally signifies one who has charge of; en means made of,
or, with adjectives, to make; ic signifies pertaining to, belonging to, or
like; and ise or ize, to make, to become, or to assimilate.

cash ier’    fin an cier’   gon do lier’
cloth’ier    en gi neer’    can non eer’
beech’en     be hold’en     em bold’en
bright’en    en light’en    en liv’en
civ’ic       ce phal’ic     me tal’lic
u’til ize    cat’e chise    crit’i cise
sat’ir ize   civ’il ize     os’tra cize

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Dom signifies the office of or state of being; hood, the state of being;
ish, somewhat, like; and ism, the condition or doctrines of.

king’dom     chris’ten dom   hea’then dom
child’hood   maid’en hood    live’li hood
knav’ish     yel’low ish     a’gu ish
Bud’dhism    Meth’od ism     Mor’mon ism

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Affixes

Lesson 148.

The termination less gives a negative meaning to the derivative; as graceless, without grace.

brain’less   sight’less   friend’less   worth’less
cease’less   soul’less    head’less     house’less
guile’less   friut’less   guilt’less    noise’less

The affix age signifies the pay for, a state of being, or composed of; as cartage, the pay for carting.

mar’riage     fer’ri age     vag’a bond age
herb’age      her’mit age    dis ad van’tage
wharf’age     pat’ron age    es’pi on age

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Affixes

Lesson 147.

Ness is from the Saxon nesse, and means state or quality; as, neatness, state of being neat.

bleak’ness    smooth’ness   come’li ness
fierce’ness   numb’ness     drow’si ness
hoarse’ness   wrong’ness    naught’i ness
calm’ness     sweet’ness    wea’ri ness

The termination full adds its own meaning to the word; as, joyful, full of joy. The final l is omitted in the derivatives.

change’ful   mourn’ful   skill’ful   fan’ci ful
fright’ful   woe’ful     will’ful    pit’i ful
spite’ful    wrath’ful   aw’ful      du’ti ful

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