Stare at the little mouse on the stair - with clogs on. Check your spelling skills of KS3 words beginning at st.
"The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs." - Vance Havner.
Do you enjoy collecting old, even archaic, words? Do you use them? How many times have you used the word "venture" in your life? "Venture" is both a noun and a verb. A person might venture all of her possessions in a great gamble, meaning that there is some risk the gamble will not succeed.
To use the word as a noun: a person might engage in a highly risky venture. If you knew the word "venture" is an abbreviated form of another word, would you be able to guess what it was? "Adventure", of course! Easy, right? This is an example of an aphetic word, meaning that part of the word has been lost over time. Other examples include "way", as in "he was way out of his depth", where "way" was originally "away".
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