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Do you know what these words mean?
 bap -- yo -- queue --
inane -- duffer -- jink -- viand
 

Now, read the words in the following sentences and see if you can explain them.

1. Would you care for some butter with your bap?

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2. Yo! Come over here!

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3. The people waiting to get into the theater were asked to form a queue along the side of the street.

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4. The statements made by the president seemed inane and trivial.

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5. He ranked in the finals of the tournament which was unusual as he is considered to be a duffer.

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6. The criminal was able to avoid capture by giving the police the jink.

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7. Choosing one viand from the bountiful spread at the buffet was no easy task!

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Did you know that a palindrome is word spelled exactly the same forwards and backwards?  Examples of palindromes:  Hannah, mom, rotor, level, sees.  Here is a sentence which is a palindrome:  Name no one man.  For each of the following, identify the palindrome answer; remember that the answer reads the same backwards and forwards.

1. A female sheep:

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2. A baby wears one:

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3. Paper showing ownership of land:

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4. Used for defense to detect aircraft:

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5. A joke:

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6. Eskimo boat:

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7. The sound a tugboat makes:

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8. An exclamation:

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9. You see with it:

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10. Describing a product which is able to prevent soiled areas on fabric: (2 words)

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An Acronym is formed from the first letters or syllables of a group of words or compound term.  Acronyms are so well accepted that they often become words used regularly and instead of the words they represent.  Examples:  Zip Code (comes from Zoning Improvement Plan); Scuba diver (comes from Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus).  Below are some common acronyms.  How many can you identify?

 

 

1. laser

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2. sonar

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3. lox

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4. NATO

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5. VISTA

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6. LEM

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7. SOS

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8. WAC

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9. CARE

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10. HEW

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