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"If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers." - Doug Larson.

Most unusual English words, no matter how nonsensical they seem, have reasonably sensible explanations. "Lackadaisical" is one such example. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word comes from the old phrase "Alack the day", used to express dismay about a particularly terrible day. You might never have heard the word, "alack", but you'll be familiar with its near cousin, "alas". You might even come across the rather dramatic expression, "Alack and alas!" Isn't it fascinating to see that an obsolete expression such as "Alack the day" lives on in the adjective, "lackadaisical"?

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1.
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Weather and other atmospheric conditions in a given area or country
climbate
clymaite
climait
climate
Which letter of "climate" is the most difficult to remember?
2.
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To adorn, to cover, to dress
clough
cloth
clothe
clauth
Remembering the different vowel sounds in "cloth" and "clothe" should help you to remember the spellings
3.
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A woven fabric such as used in dressing, cleaning or other practical use
clough
clothe
clauth
cloth
Try not to confuse the verb, "to clothe", with the noun, "cloth".
4.
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Composed of large parts or particles
corse
cause
coarse
caurse
"Coarse" and "course" are homophones
5.
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A work of formal art, primarily in the visual arts, made from an assemblage of different forms
colledge
colage
coledge
collage
The -age ending is important to remember
6.
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To come together
coelese
coalese
coalesce
coalesc
The s sound is made with an -sc- in this word
7.
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Whenever any one or more species populate an area
collernisation
colenisation
colonisation
colunisation
If you can remember how to spell "colony", you will have a head start on "colonisation"
8.
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A group of organisms of the same type living or growing together
colony
colany
collony
colerny
The unstressed second syllable is the trickiest part of this word
9.
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Several things grouped together or considered as a whole
collectien
colectien
collection
caulection
"Collection" and "collect" are related
10.
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To ascend; to go up
clymb
climbe
climb
clime
The letter b after the m can be a bit of a surprise! Can you think of other words with this letter combination?
Author:  Sheri Smith

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