Sillily

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Unlike all the other sections, this one does consist almost entirely of my own ideas, along with ones from Pannenkoek, which are marked in orange.

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Word Connections

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honest & earnest

felons & villains

metals & medals

eagles & seagulls

cuddle & snuggle

very & really

pet & pat

example & sample

enemies & nemeses

dominant & prominent

frenetic & frantic

larceny & arson

graduations & congratulations

oxymoron & paradox

scarce & sparse

banish & vanish

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eloquentelegantly spoken

stamp:  to stomp with ink

scold:  to scald with words

paddle:  to pedal with an oar

wonder:  to wander through thought

embersamber ashes

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wistful & listless

valueless & invaluable

womb & tomb

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Syllable Reversal Pairs

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Double Letter Words

aardvark
rabbit
accept
cuddle
sleep
muffin
snuggle
withhold
skiing

trekked
pillow
tummy
bunny
book
puppy

starry
dessert
pattern
continuum
savvy
glowworm


jazz

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Redundant Consonants (my magnum opus of first grade)

  • c____k or s
  • q____k + w
  • x____(k + s) or z

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In English class, we were taught that there are four kinds of sentences:

However, I thought there should’ve been six kinds:

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notable heteronyms:  bow,  wind,  tear,  bass,  lead,  dove,  wound,  putting

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What’s a word that you can add a letter to the end of to create a new word with fewer syllables?

What’s a word that, when made plural, gains (only) an ‘s’ somewhere other than the end?

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new adverbs:  sillily, okayly

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Interesting Consonants

The only other true glottal stop (ʔ) words I know of are ‘uh-uh’ (the opposite of ‘uh-huh’), ‘mnh-mnh’ (alternatively spelled ‘mm-mm’, the opposite of ‘mm-hmm’), and ‘nuh-uh‘.

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Beautiful Words and Concepts

Ambiance
Ascension
Aurora
Cadence
Celestial
Cosmic
Cozy
Divine
Echelon
Enchanting
Enlightenment
Ephemeral
Epiphany
Ethereal

Frivolity
Hypnotic
Ineffable
Mystical
Nirvana
Nostalgia
Oblivion
Orthogonal
Otherworldly
Psychedelic
Quintessence
Reawakening
Reflection
Reminiscent

Remembrance
Remnants
Renaissance
Requiem
Resonance
Revelation
Serendipity
Serenity
Silly
Sublime
Synesthesia
Tranquility
Transcendence
Whimsical

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