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Camaraderie

CAMARADERIE
<Kam-mar-rod-er-ree>

Companionship; fellowship; brotherhood;
Having close friendships among a group.
The camaraderie was great and everyone was friendly.


CAMARADE - RIE
Camarade (Reminds) Comrade
We are comrades when we are friends.
COMRADE


Question: Would you invite a priggish person to your party? Would they be fun or a drag?

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Answer: No. They would irritate you because they follow all rules and insist you do too.
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Brazen

BRAZEN
<Bray-zen>

Audacious; brash; bold;
Bold without caring about shame.
The brazen seagull stole the fish and we were shocked by its daring.


BRA - ZEN
Bra (Reminds) Bray Zen (Reminds) Zen or a high state
A mule brays and its Zen is bravery.
BRAY ZEN




Question: You eat dinner with your friend. She burps and says her gestation is done. What will you probably do next?



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Impute

IMPUTE
<Im-pewt >

Credit; ascribe; assign;
Blaming someone for doing something.
People impute that he is unfriendly and they always assume he is aloof.


IMPUTE
Impute (Reminds) Compute
We compute that someone did something.
COMPUTE


Question: You find a comp in your camp. Why might you put out the campfire?




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Answer: You leave and go use the comp. A comp is a coupon for getting free stuff.
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Intrepid

INTREPID
<In-trep-pid>

Bold; courageous; valiant;
Exhibiting bravery.
The knight was intrepid when he rode his horse gallantly into battle.


INTREPID
Intrepid (Reminds) Intimidate
We intimidate others when we are brave.
INTIMIDATE


Question: A Felis Catus sits in your garden. Do you have to water it?




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Answer: No. It's a cat. Why water a cat?
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Perfidious

PERFIDIOUS
<Per-fid-ee-us>

Deceitful; unfaithful; disloyal;
Acting in an untrustworthy way.
The thief was perfidious and he betrayed us at every turn.


PER - FIDIOUS
Per (Reminds) Person Fidious (Reminds) Insidious
An insidious person betrays others.
PERSON INSIDIOUS


Question: Your car has a stalwart engine. Can you drive it or does it stall?



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Transient

TRANSIENT
<Tran-see-ent>

Fleeting; flash; brief;
Existing for a short time.
The light was transient because it flickered and then disappeared.


TRANSIENT
Transient (Reminds) Transmit
What we transmit quickly from one place to another.
TRANSMIT


Question: see a vestige of a loaf of bread. What do I probably see?

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Answer:Crumbs. A vestige is evidence that something existed and no longer exists.
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Querulous

QUERULOUS
<Qwer-rul-lus>

Crabby; cranky; complaining;
Complaining a lot and often.
The old man is querulous because he whines all the time.


QUERUL - OUS
Querul (Reminds) Quarrel Ous (Rhymes) Us
You quarrel with us when you whine.
QUARREL US




Question : You ruminate on things while you ruminate a lettuce sandwich. What are you doing?

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Forbear

FORBEAR
<For-bare>

Avoid; abstain; refrain;
Not doing something on purpose.
I will forbear cookies and I will not eat them anymore.


FOR - BEAR
For (Reminds) For Bear (Reminds) Bare
For it is bare when we do not do it.
FORBARE

Question: A genius and a dolt with an idiosyncrasy are standing outside. How many are standing there?



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Answer: Two. An Idiosyncrasy is a physical or mental habit. An Idiosyncrasy is not a person. It is a characteristic.








Capitulate

CAPITULATE
<Kah-pit-chew-layte>

Yield; quit; relent;
Surrendering under given terms.
They want to capitulate and give in and not fight anymore.


CAPITUL - ATE
Capitul (Reminds) Catapult
We catapult and throw away our flag.
CATIPULT LATE


Question: You put a hat on your dog. I say, "I see your dog is waggish."Your dog is not wagging its tail. Why do we laugh?


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Answer:Waggish means to amuse or make something funny. Your dog is doing something funny.
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Orator

ORATOR
<Or-ray-tor>

Lecturer; speaker; spellbinder;
A person who speaks well
The orator hypnotized us because she spoke so well and held our attention.


ORAT - OR
Orat (Reminds) Audio
An orator talks in audio
AUDIO


Question: You go trundling. What do you do with your balls?





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Answer: You throw them down the lane. Trundling means to bowl.
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