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The cardinal number occurring after thirty-nine is forty.

Words beginning with fl...

Is flower or flour used to make bread? Test your KS3 spelling skills with words beginning at fl.

"If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you." - Muhammad Ali.

Is it by accident or design that the word "penicillin" appears fairly similar to "pencil"? On the whole, it's a good idea not to assume that words which look somewhat similar are related. But in this case, there is a connection. You might know that penicillin is an antibiotic created from a fungus. The fungus from which it was originally created is known by the Latin name, penicillium, which is in fact named after the word "pencil". But here's where it's important to take care with language. The English word "pencil" has changed its meaning over time and does not typically refer to its older, French meaning of a paintbrush with a fine point. So penicillium is not shaped like a wooden pencil, but looks rather more brush-like in shape.

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1.
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Lacking respect
flippent
flipant
flippont
flippant
Remember the double p
2.
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A schematic representation of how the different stages in a process are interconnected
flowcheart
flowchart
flowchuart
flochart
This is an example of a compound word, created by joining "flow" with "chart"
3.
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To change something from a liquid to a solid
frieze
freeze
freez
freese
How many times do you need the letter e in order to spell "freeze"?
4.
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To pardon
forgivve
forgive
forggive
forgiv
There is a single e in "forgive"
5.
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A small part or item forming a piece of a whole
fraction
fractien
fractian
fractiun
This is a useful word to know for maths
6.
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Ranking above all others
foermost
formost
foremost
fourmost
"Foremost" appears as if it were created from the words "fore" and "most", but it actually derives from an Old English superlative and means "first"
7.
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The cardinal number occurring after thirty-nine
forty
fourty
foorty
fuorty
Not four-ty!
8.
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The part of a scene that is near the viewer
foreground
forground
fourground
foorground
"Fore" means "in front"
9.
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Powder obtained by grinding or milling cereal grains
flower
flour
floer
flaur
You would never get muddled between "flower" and "flour"....would you?
10.
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The number of occurrences within a given time period
freqency
freequency
frequency
friequency
The e of the initial syllable is probably the trickiest to remember here
Author:  Sheri Smith

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