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The quality of moving freely is mobility.

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The dance was meant to encourage merriment. See how many words beginning at me you can spell in this KS3 spelling quiz.

"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way." - Wayne Dyer

Some of the most ordinary-seeming words in English actually have an interesting history. Take the word "place", for example. It is not a very specific word, is it? It signifies a location without specifying any details such as its size or shape, its purpose, or its geographical location. English originally adopted the word platea from Latin and was further influenced after the Norman Conquest by the French use of the same word, coming to have meanings as varied as "market square", "battlefield", "plot of land", "room" and even "mansion".

In modern English the word is also used in an abstract sense, so that one can gain a place on a course or in an organisation. Other languages borrowed the same word from Latin but limited its sense to an open space in a village, town or city, so "place" is related to the Spanish plaza and Italian piazza. Did you realise such an everyday word as "place" could be so varied?

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1.
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Any inorganic element that is essential to nutrition
mineral
minural
minaral
minerel
Both the e and the a are unstressed and therefore require a good memory to spell correctly
2.
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A half note, drawn as a semibreve with a stem
minum
minim
minam
minem
"Minim" is a palindrome
3.
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The basic unit of length in the International System of Units
metur
meter
metre
metar
Being able to spell "metre" will help with spelling "centimetre" and "millimetre"
4.
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Reckless or malicious behaviour that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
mischeef
mischeaf
mischeif
mischief
Do you see the word "chief" in "mischief"?
5.
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Having diverse characteristics, abilities or appearances
micsellaneous
miscellaneous
miscellaneaus
miscellaneus
A miscellany is miscellaneous in nature
6.
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Capable of movement
mobiel
mobille
mobbile
mobile
If you can spell "mobile", you'll have an advantage in spelling "mobility"
7.
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The quality of moving freely
mobilaty
mobilerty
mobbility
mobility
"Mobility" rhymes with "nobility". Swap the m and n and you'll have the same pair of words
8.
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A type of musical scale which is often used to create a serious or sorrowful mood
minar
miner
minor
minore
Be careful not to confuse "minor" with "miner"
9.
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A wonderful event occurring in the physical world attributed to supernatural powers
miriecle
miracle
mirucle
mirecle
The words "miracle" and "miraculous" are related
10.
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A mathematical operation used to calculate difference
mineas
minas
minus
mines
The u of the unstressed syllable is the key letter to remember here
Author:  Sheri Smith

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