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sur ren'der
grat'i tude
cov'et ous
sat'is fied
re pent'
en gage'
ac quainted
ad here'
de ci'sion
wise'ly
flickler

66 The Old Guard dies; it never surrenders.”

“ Gratitude is the fairest blossom of the soul.”

A covetous man is never satisfied.
We never repent of eating too little.

“Let every one engage in the business with which he is best acquainted.”

A wise man will adhere to his decisions when wisely made.

“ The shadows flicker to and fro.” Tennyson.

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The rule for the diphthongs ie and ei is as follows:

66 I before e,
Except after c,
Or when sounded as a
As in neighbor and weigh.” Brewer.

piece

mien

be lief'

re ceive'

The following words are exceptions to the rule: seine

height heifler sur'feit seize

weird foreign in vei'gle ei'ther sleight for'feit

sov'er eign neither leisure mul'lein counter feit

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fine'ness
strand
hemp
filber
pro portion
rood
in'do lence
a billi ty

“ The strength of cords is in proportion to the fineness of the strands and also to the fineness of the flax or hemp fibers.” Silliman.

6. It was at least nine roods of sheer ascent. Wordsworth.

“By indolence, he lost what ability he had."

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pomp
du'el
ab rupt
cul'vert

sar'dine dredge
sal'mon

fag'ot
mack'er el drow'sy
pick'er el

sur'name

in'so lence self-re li'ance ad'jective pre'vi ous

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partial

WORD BUILDING
Pars (par' tis]=piece, share.
Par ti're (par ti'tus] = to divide.

Stru' e re [struc'tus] = to build. im part'

“Gentle lady, when did I first impartly part my love to thee?Shakespeare.

“Partial knowledge nearly always part'ner leads us into error."

Several partners are as one body. in struct'ive “ Praise Him with stringed instruob struct' ments and organs.” struct'ure The clouds obstruct the sunlight. con struct'ed The building that is now being conin'stru ment structed will have sound-proof parti

tions. It will be a fine structure.

par ti'tion

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zinc

When melted copper and tin are mixed qual'i ty together, they form a metal called brass. quan'ti ty Zinc is sometimes used instead of tin or meth'od in combination with it. The quality of u'su al ly the brass depends upon the relative mix'ture quantities of copper and tin that are rel'a tive combined in the mixture. In making slov'en ly brass, various methods are employed. be to'ken Slovenly attire betokens a careless pol'i tics

mind.” wield

Every man in politics wields a power for good or evil.”

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fragrance a za'le a frequent de clare de clar'ing gov'ern ment heart'y or'na ment cred'it: in'ter fere! concern

6 And in the woods a fragrance rare Of wild azaleas filled the air."

“ He has been long and frequent in declaring himself heartily for the government.”

No man can ornament any position, or do himself credit in it, other than that which he has won by force of character.

“No one should interfere in what in no way concerns him."

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“ The heights by great men reached and kept

Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night."

Longfellow.

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