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Short /e/ spelled ea: Set 1

In these words the short /e/ sound is spelled with the letters ea.

head
When it is cold I always wear a hat on my head.
dead
The dead are buried in a cemetery.
dread
I dread my next exam.
tread
Don't tread on my clean floor.
spread
Spread the bread with peanut butter.
thread
Thread can be made of cotton or nylon.
deaf
The baby was born blind and deaf.
death
His death caused terrible grief.
breath
Take a breath of fresh air.
health
Fruit juice is good for your health.
stealth
The enemy used stealth tactics to approach their target.
meant
I meant to call you but I forgot.
sweat
Jogging fast can make you sweat.
threat
The defeated army no longer poses a threat.
wealthy
The wealthy businessman had become a tycoon.

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