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The period during which a monarch rules is a reign.

Words beginning with ref...

With reference to the referee, I refer you to the board. Enjoy this KS3 quiz on spelling words beginning at ref.

"The leader of the troop unlocked his word-hoard; the distinguished one delivered this answer: 'We belong by birth to the Great people and owe allegiance to Lord Hygelac.'" Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney.

A "word-hoard" is a beautiful term to express the concept of a personal vocabulary. The meaning of "word" is fairly obvious here. A "hoard" is, of course, a collection of some sort, usually of things of value. A hoard is precious, carefully stored and protected. By creating a new word as a compound of "word" and "hoard", the Old English wordhord poetically imagines a vocabulary as treasure. In Old English poems, this treasure is often "unlocked" when a character begins to speak.

Do you think of all the words you know as a personal treasure? Every time you learn a new word, you add to your "word-hoard"!

Practise your spellings with this quiz.

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1.
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A state involving mutual dealings between people, parties or countries
relatienship
relaitionship
relateianship
relationship
Add the suffix -ship to "relation"
2.
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The practising of something which is to be performed before an audience
rehearsal
rehersal
rehursal
rehearsel
The words "rehearse" and "rehearsal" are related. The -ea- digraph is important to remember
3.
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Having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
relavance
relavence
relevance
relivance
The vowels of the second and final syllables can be difficult here
4.
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To practise by repetition in private prior to a public representation
reherse
rehearse
reherse
rehurse
If you can spell "rehearse", you'll have little difficulty with "rehearsal"
5.
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Of, or pertaining to, a specific district
regiunal
regional
regienal
regianal
As well as being related most obviously to "region", "regional" is also more distantly related to "reign"
6.
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France is administratively divided into 27 r--------s
regien
regiun
region
regian
The words "region" and "regional" are related
7.
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With constant frequency or pattern
regulare
regulur
reguler
regular
The a of the unstressed, final syllable can be tricky
8.
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The period during which a monarch rules
raign
reign
rein
reighn
You wouldn't confuse "reign" with "rain"....would you?
9.
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Directly related, connected or pertinent to a topic
relavent
relavant
relivant
relevant
This word might require some practice
10.
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A track and field discipline where runners take turns in carrying a baton from start to finish
realay
relay
reilay
rel-lay
A person can also "relay" a message
Author:  Sheri Smith

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