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Teem, to produce.

Vale, a valley. Team, horses, or ozen draro- Vail, 3 a covering for the "ing a carriage.

Veil, 3 face. Terse, smooth, neat.

Vane, a weathercock. Tierce, a liquid measure. Vain, meanly proud. The, the article.

Vein, a blood-vessel. Thee, thyself.

loss. There, in that place.

Waist, part of the body. Their, of them.

Wale, rising part in cloth. Threw, did throuo.

Wail, to sorroio. Through, from end to end.

Wait, to tarry: Throro, to fling.

Weight, heaviness. Throe, agonij.

Ware, merchandise. Throne, seat of a king. Wear, to put on, a dam to Thrown, flung, cast.

catch fish in. Time, measure of duration. Way, a road. Thyme, a plant.

Weigh, to poise. Tier (teer), à row, a rank. Week, seven days.

Tear, water from the eyes. Weak, not strong. Too, likewise.

Weekl ly, every week. To, unto.

Weak' ly, feebly. Two, troice one.

Ween, to think. Toro, refuse of flax, to draro Wean, to withdrawo froin any by a rope.

habit. Toe, part of the foot.

Weth' er, a male sheep. Tole, to draro by degrees.'' Weath' er, state of the air. Toll, a tax.

[speech. Wood, trees.
Tongue (tung), organ of Would, was willing.

Tong, catch of a buckle. Ye, plural of thou.
Tray, a utensil.
'Trey, three at cards or dice. You, plural of thou.
Tun, a large cask.

Yew, a tree.
'lon, 20 hundred weight. Ewe, a female sheep.

Yea, yes,

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CHAPTER XXV. Words often improperly confounded

in Spelling or Pronunciation. Ac cept', to take.

Ap praise', to set a price on. Ex cept', to leave out. Ap prize', to inform. [ley. Af fect', to act upon.

Celle ry, a species of pars. Ef fect'; to bring to pass. Sal' a ry, stated hire.


Chron! i cal; of long du- In gel ni ous, inventive... ration

In gen' u ous, open, candid.' Chron' i'cle, a history. Ker nel, the seed of fruit. Coun' cil, an assembly. Colonel, a military officer. Coun' sel, adrice.

Lay, to place, to quiet. Curl rant, à fruit.

Lie, to rest, or recline on a Cur' rent; a stream.

bed. Curri er, a leather dresser. Lick' er ish, delicate. Côul ri er, a messenger!

Lic' o rice, a sweet root. Cym bal, a inusical instru- Practice, use, habit. ment.

Practise, to use, to do habituSym' bol, a type.

ally Erl rand, a message.

Prin ci ple, first rule.
Er' rant, wandering:

Prin' ci pal, chief
Ar' rant, vile, wicked, Proph' e cý, a prediction.

Ex' tant, noro in being. Proph' e sy,* to predict. ·Ex tent', compass of a thing. Tract, a quantity of land, a Fran' cis, a man's name,

small book. Fran' ces, a woman's name. Track, a mark left. mental powder:

Value, worth, price. Gel mus, a class of beings. Val' ley, a vale.

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Words which agree in Orthography,

but differ in Accent, Pronuncia

tion, or Meaning Ab! stract, an abridgment. Close, compact. Ab stract', to druw from. Close; to unite,

A busel, ill treatment. Com' pact, an agreement.

A buse!, to treat rudely. Com pact, close, firm.,'
Accent, force of voice. 1701 Compound, a mixture. :?
Ac cent', to place the accent. Com pound', to mingle.
At' tri bute, a quality. T

Concert, harmony
* At trib' ute, to ascribe. ! Con cert', to contrive,
Au' gust, the name of a month. Con duct, management. ;)
Au gust!, magnificenta

Con duct,

manage. Cem' ent, what joins bodies Cón' jure, to practise entogether..

chantment. Ce ment', to unite,

Cònjure', to enjoin solemnly. *y like i long.

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Con' test, a dispute.

In' crease, augmentation. ; Con test', to contend.

In creasa', to make more. Con' tract, an agreement. In' sult, an affront.

Con tract', to bargain. In sult', tu uffront. Con' trast, opposition. In văl' id, of no force. Con trast', to place in oppo- In va lid', (in vu leed',) a dis sition.


abled person.
Con! vert, a person con- Let, to lease, to permit.

Con vert', to change. Let, to hinder.
Con' vict, a person convicted. Min ute, sixty seconds.
Con vict', to prove guilty. Mi nutel, small.

Cour' te sy, civility, respect. Mouth, aperture in the headh
Courtesy, act of respect Mouth, to chero.
made by a woman.

Ob' ject, that on which we are Cruise, a small cup,

employed. Cruise, to sail.

Ob ject', to oppose. Des' ert, a wilderness. Over throw, destruction. De sert', to forsake.

O ver throw', to destroy. Des' sert, the last course of Pres' ent, a gift.

an entertainment. Pre sent', to give. Dis! count, an allowance. Produce, product, amount. Dis count', to deduct.

Pro ducel, to En' trance, admission

effect. En trance', to put into ec. Project, a scheme. stasy.

Pro ject', to contride. Es' cort, a condoy:

Rebl el, one who rebels. Es cort', to guard.

Re bel', to oppose. Ex cuse', an apology. [ogy: Recl ord, a register.

Ex cuse', to accept an apol- Re cord', to register, Ex' port, a thing exported.

Ref use, the idorthless purt. Export', to send abroad. Re fusel, to reject.

Ex' tract, a quotation. Rise, the act of rising.

Ex tract', to draw out of Rise, to move upwards.
Ferl ment, inward motion. Sub" ject, matter treated of,
Fer ment', to have inward one under the dominion

of another.
Frel quent, often occurring. Sub ject', to enslave.
Fre quent', to visit often. Tor! ment, pain, anguish.
Gal' lant, brave.

Tor ment', to put in pain.
Gal lant', a beau.

Trans' port, rapture. Grease, fat.

Trans port', to put in an
Grease, to smear with fat. ecstasy."
House, a place of abode. Use, the act of employing.
House, to shelter.

Use, to employ.
Im' port, a thing imported. Wreath, a garland.
Import!, to bring from Wreath, to interweave.



Letters. A letter is the first principle or least part of a word.

The letters of the English Language, called the Alphabet, are twenty-six in number.

Letters are divided into vowels and consonants. - A vowel is an articulate sound, that can be perfectly uttered by itself; as ay @y, 0; which are formed without the help of any other sound.

A consonant is an articulate sound, which cannot be perfectly uttered without the help of a vowel; as b, d, f, l, which require vowels to express them fully

The vowels are, a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes w, and y.

W and y are consonants when they begin a word, or syllable ; but in every other situation they are vowels.

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C sounds hard like k before!a, o, u, l, and riv and soft like is before e, i, and y. It sounds like z ini sacrifice, and like sh in ocean.

G sounds hard before a, o, u, l, and ris It is sometimes hard and sometimes soft before e, i,

in Liu, Y.

and y

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Mb : Diphthongs and Triphthongs.

“A diphthong is the union of two vowels, pronounced by a single impulse of the voice; as ea in beat, ou in sound.

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A proper diphthong is that in which both the vowels are sounded; as oi in

sbi in voice, ou in ounce. An improper diphthong has but one of the vowels sounded; as, ea in eagle, oa in boat.

A triphthong is the union of the heels, pronounced by a single as eau in beau, iew in view

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SYLLABLES, is, 192, Lid A syllable is a sound, either simple or coinpound, pronounced by a single impulse of the voice, and constituting a word, or a part of a word; as a, an, ant. -116

Spelling is the art of rightly dividing words into their syllables, or of expressing a word by its proper letters.

.: bui." Words are sounds, used by scommon consent,

of our ideas.ti A word of one syllable is termed a Monosyllable ; a word of two syllables, a Dissyllable; a word of three syllables, a Trisyllable; a word of four or more syllables, a Polysyllable.' le bus

All words are either primitive, derivative, or compounds un.l.10.1 cod fu2023032. W

“ A primitive word is one which cannot be reduced to any simpler word in the language; as man, good, content.

A derivative word is one which may be reduced to another word in English lof greater simplicity; as manful, gogdress, contentment,

A compound word is formed of two or more , words; as penknife, teacup, Yorkshire, se si na as


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