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Lesson 171.

SYNTHETIC AND DICTATION EXERCISES.

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 173.

Words spelled alike, whose Pronunciation and Meaning differ.

mall, a public walk.                 scald, a poet.
mall, a mallet.                      sew’er (so’er), one who sews.
slough (sluf), a snake’s skin.       sew’er (su’er), a drain.
slough, a miry place.                court’e sy, civility.
wear, a dam in a river.              courte’sy, a slight bow.
wear, waste.                         slav’er, a slave ship.
min’ute (min’it), sixty seconds.     slav’er, spittle.
mi nute’, very small.                i’ron y (i’urn y), of iron.
hind’er, in the rear.                i’ron y, ridicule.
hin’der, to obstruct.                worst’ed, a kind of yarn.
scald, a burn.                       worst’ed, defeated.

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Lesson 172.

Words spelled alike, whose Pronunciation and Meaning differ.

aye, always.                  conjure, to enchant.
aye, an affirmative vote.     bow, a weapon.
chose, did choose.            bow, part of a ship.
chose, a thing; a chattel.    chap, a boy.
bass, a term in music.        chap, the jaw.
bass, a fish.                 gout, a disease.
conjure’, to implore.         gout, taste; relish.

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Lesson 170.

Compound Words.

can’dle stick     post’al-card       but’ter fly
hand’ker chief    cop’y-book         wa’ter-fall
bed’-cham ber     oft’en times       gas’-me ter
ev’er green       type’-writ er      cler’gy man
gen’tle man       jour’ney man       bric’-a-brac
pep’per mint      hum’ming-bird      na’vy-yard
camp’-meet ing    musk’-mel on       fool’-hard y
mas’ter piece     blood’-ves sel     al might’y
pass’o ver        hon’ey-comb        by’stand er
fowl’ing-piece    stem’-wind er      bass’-vi ol
pow’der-horn      school’-mas ter    tale’-bear er

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Lesson 169.

Compound Words.

Lisle’-glove    night’fall      harts’horn
north-east’     book’-case      corn’-stalk
joint’-stock    foot’stool      loop’-hole
well’-bred      cork’screw      bur’dock
snuff’-box      watch’-word     whirl’pool
towns’man       broom’stick     fools’cap
house’wife      dooms’day       work’shop
char’coal       brown’-bread    for sooth’
out weigh’      down’right      down’cast
horn’pipe       tooth’ache      noon’day
heir’loom       air’brake       law’suit

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Lesson 168.

Compound Words promiscuously arranged.

ale’-house lime’-kiln hedge’hog
hail’stone boat’man pen’knife
lay’man four’score grist’-mill
safe’guard load’stone mid’night
waist’coat oat’meal pitch’fork
bee’-hive pole’-star ship’wreck
key’-stone snow’-drop wrist’band
knee’-pan sports’man block’head
bride’groom jew’s’-harp cross’-bow
light’-house luke’warm off’spring

Teaching Spelling – Teaching Compound Words

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Affixes – Prefixes
Lesson 160.

Fore adds its own meaning to the word; as foretaste, to taste before; pre is from the Latin prae, before; ante (Latin), before. Anti (Greek), means against or opposite.

fore’sight   fore tell’er      fore bod’ing ly
fore’most    fore knowl’edge   fore de ter’mine
fore know’   fore’cas tle      pre med’i tate
pre fix’     pre cau’tion      pre oc’cu py
pre judge’   pre ced’ing       pre-em’i nent
pre serve’   pre des’tine      an te pas’chal
pre sage’    an’te past        an te mun’dane
pre text’    an’te date        an te nup’tial
fore warn’   an’ti pode        an ti cli’max
fore’front   an’ti dote        an ti feb’rile

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