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Words ending in re

Another way of spelling the weak vowel ending is with the letters re. Please note: these words have the British English spelling.

calibre British English spelling
We will only be interviewing applicant's of the highest calibre.
centre British English spelling
There were lots of people in the city centre on Saturday.
centimetre British English spelling
I need to shorten my jeans by one centimetre.
metre British English spelling
One hundred centimetres make a metre.
millimetre British English spelling
The car was a millimetre away from hitting the wall.
litre British English spelling
This flask holds one litre of juice.
fibre British English spelling
We need fibre for a healthy diet.
lustre British English spelling
Her hair was losing its lustre.
manoeuvre British English spelling
I tried to manoeuvre around the parked cars.
meagre British English spelling
They exist on a meagre diet of rice.
sabre British English spelling
A sabre is a curved sword.
sceptre British English spelling
The king raised his sceptre.
sombre British English spelling
The mood at the funeral was sombre.
spectre British English spelling
They believed a spectre haunted the house.

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Learn about these words in Unit 25. Word endings: -er, -ar, -or, -our, re, a and -ery, -ary

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