Words beginning with st...
Something not expected is a surprise.

Words beginning with st...

Stare at the little mouse on the stair - with clogs on. Check your spelling skills of words beginning at st.

"The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs." - Vance Havner.

Do you enjoy collecting old, even archaic, words? Do you use them? How many times have you used the word "venture" in your life? "Venture" is both a noun and a verb. A person might venture all of her possessions in a great gamble, meaning that there is some risk the gamble will not succeed. To use the word as a noun: a person might engage in a highly risky venture. If you knew the word "venture" is an abbreviated form of another word, would you be able to guess what it was? "Adventure", of course! Easy, right? This is an example of an aphetic word, meaning that part of the word has been lost over time. Other examples include "way", as in "he was way out of his depth", where "way" was originally "away".

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Resembling a dream
    Add the prefix sur- to "real"
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Ability to withstand an applied stress
    The words "strength" and "length" are spelled similarly
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    An arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated
    If you can spell "subtract", you'll have no problem with "subtraction"
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The achievement of one's aim or goal
    Remember "success" has a double c and double s
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Something not expected
    Are you ever surprised by that first r in "surprise"?
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A character or glyph representing an idea, concept or object
    The o of the unstressed final syllable can be tricky to remember
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc
    What sound does the ey digraph make here?
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    One or more letters or sounds added at the end of a word to modify the word's meaning
    Why does "prefix" have only one f, but "suffix" has two?
  9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Lower in rank or importance
    It can be helpful to break this word down into syllables: sub-ord-i-nate
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Without fail; certainly, undoubtedly; with confidence
    Add the suffix -ly to the word "sure"

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