Spelling list: -ain with a long /a/ sound

In these words the final syllable has a clear long /a/ sound

abstain He chose to abstain from eating meat.
again I've told you once and I'll tell you again.
ascertain Were you able to ascertain the identity of the culprit?
attain The sports car could attain a top speed of 200 mph.
complain 'm going to complain about that awful smell.
contain A balanced diet should contain protein.
detain He was sorry to detain the woman to the airport.
disdain He looked at his brother with disdain.
domain The desert is the camel's domain.
entertain They hired a clown to entertain at the birthday party.
explain Please explain why you are late.
maintain A car will last longer if you maintain it well.
obtain Valentine worked very hard to obtain her degree.
remain The captain remained on his wrecked ship.
sustain Ideas and concepts and art making is sustained throughout the artwork or portfolio. *

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Learn about these words in Unit 31. Word endings:-ture, -tain, ine

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