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Words beginning with pe...

Show off like a pesky peacock if you get ten out of ten in this KS3 spelling quiz on words beginning at pe.

"People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet." - Sa'di.

The English language developed from the same family of languages as German and was later influenced by Latin, then French (including Latin word first borrowed into French). Over the centuries, the language was enhanced by the many others with which it came into contact, through migration, trade and Empire. This makes for a rich vocabulary! When you develop your ability to spell well, you also become familiar with spelling rules from many different languages. For instance, you might approach a Latin word, such as "variegated" with confidence, and your familiarity with French rules through the many borrowings from the language into English means you automatically have a good idea how to spell a word like "plumage". What a talent to have!

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1.
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Lasting for an indefinitely long time
permanent
permenent
permunent
permanant
The a of the second syllable and the e of the final syllable are the key letters to remember here
2.
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The art of convincing someone to change a conviction, opinion or belief
persuasion
pursuasion
persuesion
peursuasion
If you can spell "persuade", you will have an advantage spelling "persuasion"
3.
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At or forming a right angle (to)
perpandicular
perpendicular
purpendicular
perpendiculer
It is useful to be able to spell "perpendicular" in maths classes. The second and final syllables are the trickier ones
4.
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Involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
phisercal
phsical
physical
physercal
"Physical", like "physics", begins with phy-
5.
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To copy documents and other visual images quickly and cheaply
phottocopy
photocopy
photocopie
photercopy
Add "photo" to "copy" to make "photocopy"
6.
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One who travels, especially on a journey to visit sites of religious significance
pillgrim
pilgerim
pilgrimn
pilgrim
A pilgrim goes on pilgrimage
7.
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Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things
personal
personel
personnal
persenal
Be careful not to confuse "personnel" with "personal"!
8.
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The literary technique where an object or animal is described as having human characteristics
personnification
personifercation
personificatiun
personification
Take "person" and add -ification to get "personification"
9.
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The appearance of depth in objects
perrspective
peurspective
perspective
purspective
It helps to break this word down into syllables: per-spec-tive
10.
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To successfully convince (someone) to agree to, accept, or do something
pursuade
peursuade
persuade
persuede
The e of the unstressed first syllable can be difficult to remember
Author:  Sheri Smith

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