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77 cour'te ous “ He that is courteous at all will be im'age

courteous to all.” cour'te sy

6 Behavior is a mirror in which every cour'te sies one shows his image.” sweet'en “ The small courtesies sweeten life; en no'ble

the greater ennoble it." faith'ful ness Faithfulness in little matters fits one her'o ism for heroism in great trials.

78 gal'ler y “ Faces are but a gallery of pictures, tin'kle and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where tin'lling there is no love." cym'bal

"Speech is given to man to conceal con ceal'

his thoughts," was said by the cynical cyn'i cal

Frenchman, Talleyrand. ad vance! “Who does not advance loses ground.” roy'al

“October! the foliage becomes a royal deckling crown, decking nature with mingled min'gle

hues of green and gold and tint.” tint

“ Nature can soothe, though she sat'is fy cannot always satisfy."

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oath sol'dier va'cant belle cap'i tal

med'al frac'tion wea'sel leg'end pop'u lar

un'ion
char'i ot
slain
mis quote'
fort'night

whine mer'chant hos'tile skill/ful gen'er ous

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err

for give

6 To err is human; to forgive divine.” hu'man · My tongue within my lips I rein,

For who talks much must talk in vain." di vine In his great sorrow, the man of God rein went to the house of prayer, and there pray'er in the inner chapel examined his soul, chap'el seeking comfort in secret worship of the ex am'ine Almighty.

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WORD BUILDING (Prefixes)

un = the opposite of the simple word; under = beneath ; with=against, from; up=motion upward.

un tie'

up set!

un just'

with hold'

' un der rate un der take' un wrap'

un a'ble un earth'

with draw' with stand' un der sell n der mine' un der bid'

up hold' up lift

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in'sult “ An insult is like mud; it will brush in sult! off better when it is dry.” re sult'

You cannot insult me, for if you are for give' good, I am also; and if you are bad, I test can forgive you. scal'lop The result tests the work. beach In long scallops, the waves rolled in

upon the beach.

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cit'i zen

6. The citizen is to a nation what the cap'ture

sail is to a ship." burglar

The police will capture the burglar and pris'on will take the unfortunate man to prison. dan'ger ous “Nothing is so dangerous as ig'no rant ignorant friend.” in cline' “ As the twig is bent, the tree inclines.”

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pith'y The many wise and pithy sayings pub'lish published in Poor Richard's Almanac in pub'lished the years 1732–1757 were intended to al'ma nac

instruct its readers in the value of work, in struct' honesty, and thrift. Example: “ Three hon'est y

removes are as bad as a fire." thrift “ Would you think it ? Spring has re move

come, pas'sage Winter's paid his passage home; arc'tic Packed his ice box, gone halfway

To the Arctic Pole, they say.” na'tive “ This is my own, my native land.”

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rel'ish rellished cru'el ty or'a tor fame hel lo' cen'tral

“ A little nonsense now and then
Is relished by the wisest men."
“ A man of cruelty is God's enemy."

The orator won for himself great fame by the fine address that he made.

“Hello, Central! five, nine, L, please.”
“ When you bring a smiling visage

To the glass, you meet a smile."
The evening chores are done.
The rainbow describes an arc.

visage

chore
de scribe

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WORD BUILDING (Suffixes)

able, ible = pertaining to, fit to be, worthy of;
er = more; est

most; age

result of; ern = relating to. driler

drilest

wisler stop'page long'est east'ern pas'sage peacela ble south'ern lovla ble for' ci ble pret'ti est sen'si ble pret'ti er short'est charge'a ble

86 sur'est “In every country, knowledge is the ba'sis surest basis of public happiness.”

Delightful summer! thus adieu a new

Till thou shalt visit us anew; re gret'ful But who without regretful sigh sigh

Can say adieu and see thee fly.”.

a dieu'

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score

arched “ By the rude bridge that arched the flood, breeze Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, heard Here once the embattled farmers stood world And fired the shot heard round the world.”

Twenty single things make a score. e vent'

“Our world is a college, events are grad'u ate teachers, happiness is the graduating grad'u at ing point, and character is the diploma di plo'ma that God gives to man.”

88 fel'spar

Quartz, felspar, and mica in crystal crys'tal grains compose granite rock. The com pose' word granite means gritty or grainy.

In many granites, more than half the bulk

bulk is felspar, the color of which de ter'mine determines whether the granite is of the wheth'er red or gray variety. It is a very hard dif'fi cult rock, difficult to quarry and to work, quar'ry

and very durable. It is much used du'ra ble for buildings, bridges, and monuments.

gran'ite

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