3 Word Lists to Sharpen Your Spelling Skills

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Welcome to our first blog post of 2024! Here are 3 word lists that will sharpen your spelling skills this month:

  1. Janus Words 

    Words with double meanings can be tricky. Janus Words, or contranyms, are words that contradict themselves. The word dust, for example, can mean ‘to remove particles’ or ‘to sprinkle them’. These linguistic quirks show how one word can play both sides.
  2. 20 Sentence Starters to Help You Introduce, Expand, and Illustrate Ideas

    Starting a sentence right matters. Our list of 20 Sentence Starters is here to help you do just that. From additionally to whereas, these sentence starters are tools for introducing, expanding, and illustrating ideas. For instance, use for example to highlight a specific case or in fact to emphasise a point.
  3. 10 Words for... VERY

    Sometimes, the word very feels too bland. Our final word list for January gives you alternatives to very like abundantly, remarkably, and especially. Choosing the right word will add precision and emphasis to your writing and enable you to make your point distinctively.

Happy New Year from the Spellzone team!

01 Jan 2024
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