Knocking at Your Door
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
— Sir Winston Churchill
“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
— Thomas Edison
“Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth.”
— Mark Twain
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
“When you have eliminated the impossible, that which remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.”
— Abraham Lincoln
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
— Ancient Indian Proverb
“The reward for a thing well done is to have done it.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
— Henry David Thoreau
“Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
— Nathaniel Hawthorne
BET TER-TO-HAVE- LOVED-AND-LOST-THAN-NEVER-TO-HAVE-LOVED-AT-ALL.
“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
— Walt Disney
“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”
— John Barrymore
“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
— Benjamin Franklin
“One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.”
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”
“Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.”
— George Orwell
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
— Robert Frost
“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
— Abraham Lincoln
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh
Leonardo da Vinci
Great Salt Lake
The senator was found guilty of TREASON.
The VOTERS strove to impeach him.
We should devote all of our efforts to getting this bill VETOED.
Sometimes the HOLIEST politicians can end up being the most hostile.
She was one of the tannest TENANTS in the apartment.
“Each unit comes with DRAPES,” rasped the landlord.
Don't worsen the situation by telling the OWNERS.
The house was RENTED with legal tender.
One more caveat: You must VACATE on thirty days' notice.
Do not despair, your little one will not wear DIAPERS forever!
The toddler used MANILA paper to make a toy animal.
The little slugger GURGLES every time he hits the ball.
The HORNET stung the king while he sat on his throne.
The unnamed insect was a rather MUNDANE example of a centipede.
The slug sensed DANGER in the garden.
The boater used BORATE to remove the roaches from his yacht.
The GALLERY was largely responsible for the artist's success.
The sculptor's popularity soared when the critic said that she ADORES him.
DanielNAILED the blue ribbon right onto the artwork.
The GREASE in the food agrees with him.
A pointer for your diet: Eat more PROTEIN.
He was hired as a TASTER of the bakery's treats.
The labor is TEDIOUS but he enjoys being outside.
The workers are tearing GRANITE out of the hill.
Andrewworks as a WARDEN.
The fireman GLANCED back at the station when the bell clanged.
The SALESMEN who lost the accounts shall remain nameless.
Even the BLUEST water has a subtle hue of green.
The airman was out of place in the MARINA.
He was hoarse from shouting at all of the people who went ASHORE.
He paddled across the ocean in a CANOE.
The REEF was kept free of trash.
A CHEATER will be disciplined by the teacher.
Never assume that your chatting AMUSES the teacher.
PLEASE do not fall asleep during my lecture.
The grader of the exam will have little REGARD for incomplete answers.
The property has been zoned for a DOZEN buildings.
As a general rule, you will not be able to ENLARGE your house.
The hardest part was when they TRASHED the building site.
He was always dreaming of a mansion but built a MIDRANGE house.
He braved his teacher's wrath and used an ADVERB instead of an adjective.
There is nothing dopier than using a PERIOD in the middle of a sentence.
She was editing a manuscript about DIETING.
The caveman wrote about the battle on his TABLET.
She MARRIED her secret admirer.
The settler wrote LETTERS back to his family.
Remember when our MOTHERS used to smother us with kisses?
Gosh, there are a lot of HOGS on a farm!
Many of the framers of the constitutionwere also FARMERS.
The thirsty HORSE wandered down to the shore.
agar, area, earl, gala, gale, gape, gear, gray, gyre, leap, lyre, page, pale, pare, peal, pear, play, plea, pray, prey, pyre, rage, rape, rare, real, reap, rear, rely, year, yelp
cine, coin, cone, cons, cues, eons, ices, icon, inns, ions, jinn, joey, join, joys, neon, nice, nine, none, nose, nosy, noun, nuns, once, ones, onus, sine, sync, yens
bier, bile, blue, blur, brie, burs, evil, isle, leis, lies, lieu, live, lube, lure, revs, ribs, rile, rise, rive, rube, rubs, rues, rule, ruse, sire, slue, slur, suer, sure, urbs, user, veil, verb, vibe, vier, vies, vile, vise
amen, ands, dame, damn, dams, dean, deem, dens, ease, ends, jade, jams, jean, made, mane, mans, mead, mean, mend, mesa, nada, name, need, same, sand, sane, seam, seed, seem, seen, send
aero, alee, aloe, anon, earl, earn, hale, halo, hare, heal, hear, heel, here, hero, hoar, hoer, hole, hone, horn, lane, lean, leer, loan, lone, lore, near, neon, noel, nona, none, oral, real, reel, roan, role
alee, ales, ashy, ayes, ease, easy, eels, else, eyes, hale, hash, hays, heal, heel, hens, lane, lash, lays, lean, leas, lees, lens, leys, nays, sale, sane, seal, seen, shah, shay, slay, yeah, yeas, yens
clef, deli, dews, dice, dies, disc, feds, file, fled, flew, iced, ices, ides, idle, isle, leis, lewd, lice, lids, lied, lies, life, self, side, sled, slew, slid, weds, weld, wide, wife, wild, wile, wise
abet, aero, agar, agog, area, bare, bate, bear, beat, berg, beta, boar, boat, bore, brag, brat, ergo, gaga, gage, garb, gate, gear, goat, gore, grab, grog, ogre, rage, rare, rate, rear, roar, robe, rote, tare, taro, tear, toga, tore
eels, else, errs, ewer, ewes, eyes, ires, isle, jeer, leer, lees, leis, leys, lies, lyre, reel, rely, rile, rise, ryes, seer, sere, sire, slew, were, wile, wily, wire, wiry, wise, yews
abet, ante, area, arty, babe, baby, bane, barb, bare, barn, bate, bean, bear, beat, bent, beta, bran, brat, bray, byte, earn, nary, near, neat, rant, rare, rate, rear, rent, tare, tear, tern, tray, yarn, year
aback, abler, alack, algae, bagel, baker, baler, barge, black, blare, bleak, blear, brace, brake, break, cabal, caber, cable, cager, clear, clerk, creak, gable, glace, glare, grace, label, lacer, lager, large, legal, regal
angel, angle, eagle, elegy, gavel, glean, gluey, halve, haven, heave, heavy, hyena, laugh, leave, lunge, navel, newel, newly, ulnae, vague, value, vegan, venal, venue, wanly, weave, whale, wheal, wheel
abler, arena, aural, baler, banal, blare, blear, bluer, brace, cabal, caber, cable, calla, canal, clean, clear, crane, cruel, label, lacer, lance, learn, lucre, lunar, renal, ruble, ulcer, ulnae, ulnar, uncle, urban
cello, cheer, chili, chill, chino, choir, chore, clone, creel, crone, hello, hence, heron, ichor, icier, ionic, leech, liner, loner, nicer, niche, niece, ocher, ochre, oiler, oriel, recon, relic, rhino
acidy, acrid, aphid, ardor, carry, chair, chard, chary, chirp, choir, chord, dairy, diary, hairy, hardy, harpy, harry, hoard, hoary, hydra, hydro, hyoid, ichor, parch, parry, poach, porch, prior, radio, rapid, roach
coins, coons, corns, corny, crony, croon, icons, irons, irony, jimmy, joins, micro, minor, moons, moony, moors, morns, moron, noisy, noons, norms, onion, rooms, roomy, rosin, scion, scorn, scrim, sonic, sonny
deign, dinge, dingo, dogie, doing, dough, ghoul, glide, glued, going, gouge, guide, guild, guile, hinge, holed, honed, hound, jingo, joule, judge, lined, lingo, lodge, luged, lunge, neigh, nudge, nudie, ogled, oiled, olden, oldie, unled
alack, alike, awake, aware, calla, clear, clerk, crawl, creak, creek, ileac, ileal, krill, lacer, liker, lilac, relic, waker, wrack, wreak, wreck
abbey, abler, amber, amble, baler, balmy, belay, beryl, blame, blare, blear, bream, early, labor, lamer, layer, loamy, lobby, maybe, mayor, mealy, molar, moral, moray, realm, relay, royal
liens, linen, lines, lions, loins, lolls, neons, newel, nines, noels, noise, sinew, swell, swill, swine, wells, wiles, wills, wines, winos
acuter, arcane, attack, attune, canary, canker, canter, cranky, creaky, curate, cutter, karate, nature, nectar, racket, rattan, recant, retack, tacker, tanker, tantra, tartan, tauter, trance, treaty, truant, tucker, turkey, tyrant, untack
derail, dialer, dialog, drivel, galore, gilder, girdle, glared, glider, gloved, glover, goaled, goalie, golder, graved, gravel, gravid, grovel, loader, lodger, ordeal, railed, redial, relaid, reload, roadie, roiled, varied, vialed, voider
arrant, atoner, errant, errata, fanner, fatten, fatter, karate, nonfat, notate, ornate, rafter, ranker, ranter, rattan, ratter, retorn, retort, rotate, rotten, rotter, tanker, tanner, tantra, tartan, tartar, tarter, tenant
choler, cloner, coheir, cohere, coiler, coiner, collie, creole, echoer, encore, enrich, enroll, herein, hereon, heroic, heroin, holier, holler, ironic, lecher, lichen, oilier, recoil, recoin, reline, richen
begone, boners, borers, brogue, bugger, bungee, burger, burner, burros, eggers, enrobe, ensure, genres, goners, gorger, gorges, gouger, gouges, greens, grouse, grunge, nurser, rebore, reborn, reruns, resorb, rogues, rouges, rouser, snorer, sourer, suborn, surger, unrobe
bicker, bikers, borers, briber, bribes, bricks, briers, broker, cobber, corers, corker, creeks, criers, kebobs, recork, resorb, ribber, ribose, ricers, risker, robber, rocker, rosier, scorer, scribe, sicker, sirree, sobber, soiree
agrees, argyle, eagles, easels, egress, erases, gasser, geyser, glares, glassy, grassy, grease, greasy, lagers, larges, lasers, layers, leaser, leases, legers, lesser, regale, relays, resale, resays, reseal, sagely, salary, sayers, sealer, serges, slayer
beryls, biller, biomes, blimey, boiler, broils, embryo, isomer, libels, limber, limbos, limeys, lories, milers, miller, misery, mobile, morsel, oilers, oriels, rebill, reboil, reoils, ribose, rosily, slimly, smelly, smiler, smiley, solely, somber, sombre, sorely, symbol
adored, adorer, dodger, fedora, flared, foaled, fodder, folded, folder, forage, forded, forged, forger, galore, glared, goaded, goaled, golder, golfed, golfer, graded, grader, ladder, larded, larder, larger, loaded, loader, loafed, loafer, lodged, lodger, lorded, ordeal, refold, regard, reload, roared, roarer
archer, arches, archly, arrays, carrel, chaser, cherry, clears, creasy, halers, lacers, lasher, layers, leachy, racers, rarely, rascal, rasher, rashly, relays, sacral, salary, scaler, scarer, sclera, search, sharer, sherry, slayer
another, cajoler, cartoon, central, channel, chanter, charnel, cheroot, cholera, chorale, chortle, connote, control, coolant, coronal, coronet, enactor, enchant, ethanol, lantern, loather, locater, locator
areolas, areoles, armless, arsenal, earless, enamels, enamors, leaners, leasers, loaners, measles, moaners, morsels, nemeses, oarless, oarsman, oarsmen, ransoms, reasons, release, reloans, renames, resales, reseals, resoles, salmons, sealers, senoras, senores, sermons
dailies, dallies, delimit, details, dilates, dillies, dimwits, distill, elitism, laities, liaised, limited, mallets, malteds, medials, mildest, mildews, millets, misdate, misdeal, misdial, misedit, mislaid, mislead, sallied, sawmill, stalled, stilled, swilled, tallied, tallies, twilled, wallets, wildest, wiliest, willies
albumen, augment, blarney, blunter, bramble, brambly, bugbear, bum-bler, bungler, butlery, buyable, gambler, gambrel, garment, gaunter, gauntly, granule, greatly, grumble, grumbly, mangler, mutable, mutably, nebular, neutral, numeral, tangler, trembly, tumbler, tunable, umbrage
airpark, apelike, caliper, caperer, carrier, charier, cheaper, cheapie, chirper, clearer, earache, earlier, hackler, harelip, harrier, heckler, leakier, pea-like, percale, perkier, piercer, pricker, prickle, railcar, reacher, replace, replica, replier, reprice
dineros, dingers, dingoes, droners, eroding, gilders, girders, girdler, girdles, gliders, gloried, glories, godlier, grinder, groined, ignored, ignorer, ignores, ironers, legions, lingers, lingoes, lodgers, lording, lorries, redoing, regilds, regions, regrind, ringers, rosined, singled, slinger, soldier, solider
aligner, angelic, calking, calorie, clanger, clangor, clarion, clinger, clinker, coaling, coinage, congeal, corkage, corking, corneal, crinkle, glacier, glancer, grackle, lacking, lankier, larking, leaking, linkage, lockage, locking, oarlike, organic, racking, realign, rocking
gaunter, gauntly, gloater, glutton, granule, greatly, languor, lottery, lounger, negator, neutral, orangey, oregano, outearn, outrage, outrate, rootlet, tangelo, tangler, taunter, tourney, urology, utterly, younger
angered, dangler, deanery, delayer, derange, drawler, eagerly, enlarge, enraged, eyewear, general, gleaned, gleaner, gnarled, grander, grandly, greened, greener, greenly, grenade, layered, learned, learner, leeward, needler, ragweed, redrawn, regaled, regaler, regrade, relayed, relearn, reneged, reneger, renewal, renewed, renewer, wagered, wagerer, wangled, wangler, wrangle, yearned, yearner
doughty, drafter, draught, drought, farther, foraged, forager, forayed, forayer, forgery, fraught, frothed, further, garrote, grafted, grafter, grouted, grouter, guarder, gyrated, gyrator, hoarder, hydrate, outdare, outdrag, outhear, outrage, outread, readout, redraft, regraft, roguery, roughed, rougher, toughed, tougher, tragedy, trudger, urethra
alderman, anchored, calendar, chandler, charlady, clamored, clamorer, claymore, colander, cornmeal, crayoned, daydream, deaconry, dormancy, handmade, handyman, handymen, hardcore, headland, heraldry, homeland, manacled, mannerly, modernly, monarchy, normalcy, ordnance, ranchero, ranchman, ranchmen, randomly, romanced, romancer
censored, codeines, coercers, coincide, conceder, concedes, consider, cornered, corniced, cornices, decision, decriers, deerskin, derision, derricks, drinkers, encoders, endorser, nickered, reckoned, reckoner, recocked, recoined, recorked, rednecks, rescored, seconder, sickened, sickener, sincerer
acquirer, amicable, arguable, beguiler, biracial, blearier, blurrier, calamari, carriage, cerebral, cerebrum, craggier, creamier, crumbier, embracer, equalize, grimacer, grumbler, imbecile, limberer, lumberer, marriage, quagmire, qualmier, quarrier, queazier, realizer, reburial, requirer, ruralize
emotions, emulsion, hookiest, hooknose, hotlines, hulkiest, hunk-iest, huntsmen, insolent, knothole, lookouts, looniest, menthols, mentions, methinks, moleskin, monolith, monotone, moonlets, moonlike, neoliths, noontime, oilstone, outlines, outlooks, outshine, outshone, outsmile, outsmoke, sinkhole, smoothen, smoothie, solution, toilsome, tokenism, unloosen
articles, calories, cloister, colorist, cortisol, costlier, elicitor, isolator, larkiest, locaters, locators, oarlocks, oatcakes, recitals, rockiest, sicklier, silicate, societal, stalkier, stickier, stickler, stockier, tacklers, ticklers, trickles
agencies, agenesis, assignee, caginess, classing, cleaning, cleanses, encasing, enlacing, eugenics, euglenas, geniuses, glassine, incenses, issuance, laciness, leanings, leanness, leasings, legacies, licenses, lineages, lunacies, niceness, nuclease, nuisance, salience, sanguine, silences, ugliness, uncasing, unlacing, unseeing, unslings
aborters, ancestor, arrestor, assertor, assorter, baroness, baronets, boasters, boosters, cabooses, cartoons, coarsens, coarsest, coasters, consorts, coronate, coroners, coronets, creators, crooners, crossbar, enactors, reactors, reassort, roasters, roosters, scooters, scorners, senators, snorters, treasons
abounded, adorable, adorably, bearable, bearably, bedaubed, beddable, belauded, bendable, bondable, bone-yard, boundary, burdened, burnable, drabbled, duodenal, laboured, oleander, readable, readably, redouble, redubbed, reloaded, reloaned, unbarbed, unbeared, underlay, undoable, unleaded, unloaded, unloader, urbanely
aligners, arousing, ganglier, gargling, gasolier, gasoline, gearings, gigglers, granules, greasing, grousing, grueling, gurgling, laggings, languors, leaguing, leggings, loggings, loungers, nigglers, realigns, regaling, regional, regluing, resoling, seagoing, signaler, singular, slangier, slogging, slugging, snaggier, sugaring
Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.
Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Roberta Joan Anderson
Anna Mae Bullock
Virginia Patterson Hensley
Mary Isobel Catherine O'Brien
Thomas Mapother IV
Norma Jean Baker
Rocco Francis Marchegiano
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.
Terry Gene Bollea
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Eric Arthur Blair
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Fear of skin disease
Fear of heart disease
Fear of disease
Fear of going to the doctor
Fear of vomiting
Fear of spiders
Fear of fish
Fear of birds
Fear of reptiles
Fear of bees
Fear of fresh air
Fear of the moon
Fear of the night
Fear of lakes
Fear of snow
Fear of men
Fear of beautiful women
Fear or dislike of children
Fear of robbers
Fear of crowds
Fear of glass
Fear of missiles
Fear of books
Fear of computers
Fear of machinery
Populus grandidentata Bigtooth aspen
Eastern red cedar
Hollow in back of knee
White of eye
Slender bone between nostrils
One who repairs things
Sawer of wood
Unit for sound intensity
Unit of interstellar distance
Unit of force
Unit used to measure depth
Unit of fatality
Theory that events do not have
Belief that pleasure is the main
goal in life
Theory that self-existence is the
A doctrine that this is the best
Belief in the existence of God
Government by the people
Government selected by ability
Government by children
Government by the nobility
Government by divine guidance
Divination by conjuring up the
Divination by gazing into a reflec-tive
Divination by opening a book at
Divination by walking in a circle
Obsession with foreign things
Obsession with books
Obsession with stealing
Obsession with grandiose behav-ior
Obsession with yourself
Study of life
Study of sleep
Study of human movement
Study of the environment
Study of handwriting
Hatred of knowledge
Science of knowledge
Knowledge of human develop-ment
Knowledge of being
Feeding on insects
Feeding on animals
Feeding on grain
Feeding on berries
Feeding on bread
Lover of books
Lover of high-fidelity sound
Lover of China and Chinese cul-ture
Lover of horses
Lover of God
Polygon with six sides
Polygon whose angles are equal
Polygon with twelve sides
Polygon with fifteen sides
Polygon with nine sides
shades and hades
wheel and heel
chives and hives
thorns and horns
screws and crews
acorn and corn
icon and con
scent and cent
spit and pit
space and pace
spike and pike
open and pen
opal and pal
lace and ace
haunt and aunt
wart and art
farm and arm
ranger and anger
bunion and union
pusher and usher
pump and ump
strip and trip
atoll and toll
stick and tick
star and tar
atom and tom
Behead to Make L Words
flight and light
blink and link
glove and love
flab and lab
clip and lip
Behead to Make R Words
driver and river
drink and rink
broach and roach
crib and rib
crook and rook
beast and east
welder and elder
terror and error
devil and evil
pirate and irate
tissue and issue
oink and ink
mice and ice
finch and inch
mate and mat
median and media
moon and moo
menu and men
mad and ma
bank and ban
beer and bee
belly and bell
board and boar
brand and bran
hate and hat
harem and hare
hazel and haze
dock and doc
doer and doe
dent and den
debt and Deb
sumo and sum
slate and slat
slope and slop
soda and sod
seat and sea
kite and kit
king and kin
keno and Ken
goof and goo
grind and grin
gripe and grip
grade and grad
gash and gas
cube and Cub
cone and con
chump and chum
closet and close
chin and chi
latte and late
launch and lunch
lever and leer
lice and lie
loft and lot
Syncopate These T Words
thread and tread
trail and tail
title and tile
tone and toe
dome and doe
dread and dead
donor and door
pump and pup
play and pay
post and pot
slaw and saw
shake and sake
shell and sell
shelf and self
slum and sum
baby and bay
bait and bat
bend and bed
black and back
wing and wig
work and wok
writhe and write
ramp and rap
rugby and ruby
role and roe
ridge and ride
Chapter 6: Word Ladders
PIG, WIG, WAG, WAY, SAY, STY
SAD, SOD, SOY, JOY
FOG, BOG, BUG, BUN, SUN
OWL, OIL, NIL, NIX, FIX, FOX
JOG, JUG, RUG, RUN
OLD, ODD, ADD, AID, BID, BED, FED, FEW, NEW
ICE, ACE, AYE, DYE, DOE, HOE, HOT
ONE, OLE, ALE, AYE, DYE, DOE, TOE, TOO, TWO
TOP, BOP, BOD, BID, AID, AND, END
ARM, ARE, AYE, LYE, LEE, LEG
DRY, PRY, PAY, PAT, PET, WET
PAL, PAR, FAR, FOR, FOE
NEW, DEW, DEN, DIN, DID, AID, ADD, ODD, OLD
FOUR, FOUL, FOOL, FOOT, FORT, FORE, FIRE, FIVE
SAND, SANK, SUNK, DUNK, DUNE
WILD, MILD, MILE, TILE, TALE, TAME
HATE, HAVE, HOVE, LOVE
WARM, WORM, WORD, CORD, COLD
SEED, FEED, FLED, FLEE, FREE, TREE
MORE, LORE, LOSE, LOSS, LESS
FOOL, POOL, POLL, PILL, WILL, WILE, WISE
GRUB, GRAB, GRAD, GOAD, LOAD, LORD, WORD, WORM
DAYS, BAYS, BOYS, BOAS, BOAR, BEAR, YEAR
BORN, TORN, TERN, TEEN, THEN, THEE, TREE, FREE
PAWN, PAWS, PANS, PINS, PING, KING
SEED, SEES, SEWS, SAWS, LAWS, LAWN
HAND, BAND, BOND, FOND, FOOD, FOOT
HEAT, HEAD, HERD, HERE, HIRE, FIRE
WORD, CORD, CARD, CARE, CAME, GAME
WHEAT to BREAD
WHEAT, CHEAT, CLEAT, BLEAT, BLEAK, BREAK, BREAD
SNACK, STACK, STARK, STARS, SEARS, SEALS, MEALS
FLESH, FLASH, FLASK, FLANK, BLANK, BLAND, BLOND, BLOOD
BABES, BARES, WARES, WARDS, WORDS, WOODS
NORTH, FORTH, FORTS, SORTS, SOOTS, SOOTH, SOUTH
FRESH, FLESH, FLASH, FLASK, FLACK, SLACK, STACK, STALK, STALE
SHARP, SHARE, SPARE, SPARS, SPURS, SLURS, BLURS, BLURT, BLUNT
TEARS, SEARS, STARS, STARE, STALE, STILE, SMILE
SMILE, SMITE, SPITE, SPITS, SLITS, SLOTS, SLOWS, FLOWS, FLOWN, FROWN
SLEEP, BLEEP, BLEED, BREED, BREAD, DREAD, DREAM
Doing One Now
Abbreviated Part of an Hour
Saying: Elementary, my dear Watson.
Saying: Two heads are better than one.
Organized Crime Gang
Saying: Once in a blue moon.
Saying: You are only young once.
Saying: The customer is always right.
Saying: Another one bites the dust.
campstool, capstan, capstone, chopstick, chopsticks, dipstick, dripstone, dumpster, hipster, jumpstart, lipstick, quipster, slapstick, slipstream, soapstone, sweepstake, sweepstakes, tipster, topstitch, upstage, upstairs, upstanding, upstart, upstate, upstream, upstroke, whipstitch
gymnasium, gymnasiums, gymnast, gymnastic, gymnastically, gymnastics, gymnosperm, hymn, hymnal, hymnbook, hymned, hymning, hymnist, hymns
algorithm, algorithmic, arithmetic, arithmetical, arithmetically, arithmetician, arrhythmia, arrhythmic, asthma, asthmatic, bequeathment, betrothment, biorhythm, birthmark, dysrhythmia, earthmover, ethmoid, ethmoidal, eurhythmics, isthmus, isthmuses, logarithm, logarithmic, logarithmically, mythmaker, north-man, northmen, northmost, rhythm, rhythmic, rhythmical, rhythmically, southmost
canvas, canvasback, canvass, canvassed, canvasser, canvassing, convalesce, convalesced, convalescence, convalescent, convalescing, invade, invaded, invader, invading, invalid, invalidate, invalidated, invalidating, invalidation, invalidism, invalidity, invaluable, invaluableness, invaluably, invariability, invariable, invariableness, invariably, invariance, invariant, invasion, invasive, invasiveness, noninvasive, nonvascular, unvaccinated, unvalued, unvanquishable, unvanquished, unvariable, unvaried, unvariedness, unvarnished, unvarying
enlarge, enlarged, enlargement, enlarger, enlarging, inlaid, inland, inlay, inlayer, inlaying, mainland, sunlamp, unlabeled, unlabored, unlace, unlaced, unladylike, unlamented, unlash, unlatch, unlatched, unlawful, unlawfully, unlawfulness, vacationland
blizzard, dizzily, dizziness, dizzy, dizzying, drizzle, drizzled, drizzling, drizzly, fizz, fizzed, fizzing, fizzle, fizzled, fizzling, fizzy, frizz, frizzed, frizzes, frizzing, frizzy, gizzard, grizzle, grizzled, grizzly, mizzen, mizzenmast, pizza, pizzazz, pizzeria, quizzed, quizzer, quizzical, quizzically, quizzing, sizzle, sizzled, siz-zler, sizzling, swizzle, tizzy, whizzed, whizzing
baggage, beggar, beggared, beggaring, beggarliness, beggarly, beggars, beggary, braggadocio, braggart, haggard, haggardly, laggard, luggage, niggard, niggardliness, niggardly, reggae, sluggard, toboggan, tobogganing, tobogganist
coiffure, diffuse, diffused, diffusely, diffuseness, diffuser, diffusing, diffusion, diffusive, diffusively, diffusiveness, diffusivity, effulgence, effulgent, effuse, effused, effusing, effusion, effusive, effusively, effusiveness, suffuse, suffused, suffusing, suffusion
dual, dualism, dualist, dualistic, duality, gradual, gradualism, graduality, gradually, gradualness, graduate, graduated, graduating, graduation, graduator, individual, individualism, individualist, individualistic, individualistically, individuality, individualization, individualize, individualized, individually, individuals, individuate, individuation, postgraduate, residual, residuals, residuary, undergraduate
backhand, backhanded, backhander, backhaul, backhoe, backhouse, blackhead, blockhead, blockheaded, blockhouse, buckhound, chuckhole, cockhorse, deckhand, deckhouse, dockhand, jackhammer, muckheap, packhorse, stockholder, stockholders, stockholding, thickhead, thickheaded
tulip, maple, oak
(A Timbuk [tu lip]osuction can cause asth[ma. Ple]nty of people in Gen[oa k]now this already.)
(He threw a tan[trum, pet]rified that the [tub a]ctually contained ra[violi n]oodles.)
Saturn, Venus, Mars
(Li[sa turn]s away e[ven us]. She only talks to her friends in gram[mar s]chool.)
carrot, spinach, potato
(As the [car rot]ated rapidly, the [spin ach]ieved Jimmy a s[pot ato]p the daredevil hall of fame.)
dog, rabbit, cat
(She watched the torna[do g][rab bits] of the repli[ca t]hat were loose.)
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Kill two birds with one stone.
The early bird catches the worm.
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
Don't put the cart before the horse.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.
Time and tides wait for no man.
Time heals all wounds.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Like father, like son.
Blood is thicker than water.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
It takes two to tango.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
Making a mountain out of a molehill.
Better late than never.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Out of the frying pan into the fire.
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Beggars can't be choosers.
Finders keepers, losers weepers.
Still waters run deep.
When the cat's away, the mice will play.
You reap what you sow.
One picture is worth a thousand words.
Actions speak louder than words.
A word to the wise.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
What goes around comes around.
Don't put the cart before the horse.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Might makes right.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Abbreviated Cinema Challenge 1
Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, and Gary Sinise.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
Starring John Travolta, Samuel L.
Jackson, and Uma Thurman.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, and Paul Freeman.
Starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen.
Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Alec Guinness.
Starring Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Jodie Foster, and Harvey Keitel.
Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Starring Gregory Peck, Robert Duvall, and Brock Peters.
Singin' in the Rain
Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds.
It's a Wonderful Life
Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore.
Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
Starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten.
Gone with the Wind
Starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable.
• 50 States = Unites States of America
• Great Lakes = Superior, Huron, Erie, Ontario, Michigan
• 13 Original Colonies = Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
• North, South, East, West = Compass Points
• John, Paul, George, Ringo = Beatles
• U, O, I, E, A = Vowels
• 7 Dwarfs = Grumpy, Doc, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Happy, Dopey
• Santa's Reindeer = Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen
• 3 Bears = Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Baby Bear
• 100 Yards = 1 Football Field
• 52 Cards = 1 Deck
• 18 Holes = 1 Golf Course
• 12 Inches = 1 Foot
• 360 Degrees = 1 Circle
• 3 Feet = 1 Yard
• 1 Picture = 1,000 Words
• Blue + Red + Yellow = Primary Colors
• 1 Square = 4 Sides
• 7 Days = 1 Week
• 12 Months = 1 Year
• Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday = Weekdays
• 100 Cents = 1 Dollar
• Penny Saved = Penny Earned
• 2 Quarters + 3 Nickels = 65 Pennies
Within the Mattress
SPRING: spring chicken, offspring, springboard bedspring
HOME: homemade, nursing home, homespun homework
SLIP: pink slip, slipknot, slipstream slipcover
TANK: gas tank, tank top, think tank septic tank
TREE: Christmas tree, treetop, tree-huggertree house
EGG: goose egg, egg white, egghead egg timer
FLY: fly ball, butterfly, dragonfly firefly
LINE: deadline, lineman, hairline coastline
WIRE: haywire, wire service, hotwire barbed wire
BLUE: bluegrass, baby blue, bluebird blueberry
LAND: heartland, landlord, mainland landslide
ROAD: railroad, road rage, roadkill roadrunner
FACE: boldface, poker face, face card facemask
SHOT: big shot, gunshot, long shot shot put
BALL: mothball, ballpoint, ballroom basketball
KNOCK: knockdown, knock-knee, knockoff knockout
STOP: stopgap, stopwatch, shortstop pit stop
BACK: drawback, backspace, horseback quarterback
TALK: talk show, sweet talk, talk shop pep talk
MASTER: mastermind, grand master, masterpiece webmaster
GAME: word game, fair game, game plan game show
PAPER: paperback, sandpaper, paper-thin newspaper
WEATHER: weathervane, fair-weather, weatherproof weatherman
MARK: hallmark, postmark, bookmark markdown
NOTE: footnote, notebook, keynote banknote
SHAKE: milkshake, shakedown, shakeup handshake
PITCH: sales pitch, pitch dark, fever pitch pitchfork
CHAIR: chairlift, highchair, armchair chairman
POINT: checkpoint, needlepoint, point blank ballpoint
DOG: top dog, doghouse, dog tag hotdog
MOON: blue moon, honeymoon, moonstruck moonshine
PACK: packhorse, backpack, fanny pack, six-pack
OVER: overcast, once-over, overdrive hangover
LIFE: still life, lifestyle, wildlife lifeguard
MONKEY: monkey bars, monkey business, monkey wrench grease monkey
SERVICE: answering service, Secret Service, service charge serviceman
SCREEN: smokescreen, sunscreen, silkscreen screenwriter
Homophone Pair Challenge 11
Edgar Allan Poe
Sweet Home Alabama
All My Children
Spelling Challenge 1 accidentally
Spelling Challenge 2 maneuver
Spelling Challenge 3 separate
Spelling Challenge 4 potato
Spelling Challenge 5 camouflage
Spelling Challenge 6 definite
Spelling Challenge 7 bargain
Spelling Challenge 8 occurred
Spelling Challenge 9 village
Spelling Challenge 10 surprise
Spelling Challenge 11 generally
Spelling Challenge 12 cemetery
Spelling Challenge 13 existence
Spelling Challenge 14 accommodate
Spelling Challenge 15 humorous
Spelling Challenge 16 pronunciation
Spelling Challenge 17 occasion
Spelling Challenge 18 recommend
Spelling Challenge 19 disappoint
Spelling Challenge 20 beginning
Age of Words Challenge 1
Age of Words Challenge 2
Age of Words Challenge 3
Age of Words Challenge 4
Age of Words Challenge 5
Age of Words Challenge 6
Age of Words Challenge 7
Age of Words Challenge 8
Age of Words Challenge 9
Age of Words Challenge 10
Age of Words Challenge 11
Age of Words Challenge 12
Age of Words Challenge 13
Age of Words Challenge 14
Age of Words Challenge 15
Age of Words Challenge 16
Age of Words Challenge 17
Age of Words Challenge 18
Age of Words Challenge 19
Age of Words Challenge 20
Pick the Best Definition for Allied
Pick the Best Definition for Armistice
b. A truce
Pick the Best Definition for Disbar
a. To expel from the legal profession
Pick the Best Definition for Truant
a. A student who stays away from school without permission
Pick the Best Definition for Lye
b. A strong alkaline substance used in making soap
Pick the Best Definition for Nip
c. A small amount of liquor
Pick the Best Definition for Aperture
c. An opening
Pick the Best Definition for Mediate
c. To settle differences between conflicting parties
Pick the Best Definition for Assent
Pick the Best Definition for Disparage
b. To degrade
Pick the Best Definition for Barbiturate
a: A group of drugs that act as depressants
Pick the Best Definition for Altercation
a. A noisy, angry dispute
Pick the Best Definition for Amphetamine
b. Drug used as a stimulant
Pick the Best Definition for Aggregate
a. Total amount
Pick the Best Definition for Flit
c. To pass abruptly
Pick the Best Definition for Ampere
c. Unit of electric current
Pick the Best Definition for Mesosphere
a. Portion of the atmosphere from twenty to fifty miles above the earth Pick the Best Definition for Au Gratin
a. With a cheese crust
Pick the Best Definition for Anterior
c. Located before in place or time
Pick the Best Definition for Alibi
c. An excuse
Pick the Best Definition for Bayou
b. A marshy inlet
Pick the Best Definition for Jaundice
c. Disorder with the symptom of yellowish skin
Pick the Best Definition for Alpha
a. First letter in the Greek alphabet
Pick the Best Definition for Transcribe
a. To make a written copy of
Pick the Best Definition for Avail
b. To be of use
Pick the Best Definition for Writhe
c. To twist and turn the body
Pick the Best Definition for Plague
Pick the Best Definition for Avow
c. Declare openly
Pick the Best Definition for Avoirdupois
a. System of weight measurement
Pick the Best Definition for Scaphoid
c. Shaped like a boat
Pick the Best Definition for Atomizer
a. Device for spraying liquid as a mist
Pick the Best Definition for Mesopause
c. Atmospheric area about fifty miles above the earth's surface
Pick the Best Definition for Alveolate
a. Pitted like a honeycomb
Pick the Best Definition for Quartan
a. Occurring every fourth day
Pick the Best Definition for Babushka
b. A type of scarf
Pick the Best Definition for Flout
b. To scorn or scoff
Pick the Best Definition for Quindecennial
b. A fifteenth anniversary
Pick the Best Definition for Cerement
c. A burial garment
Pick the Best Definition for Agora
a. A gathering place
Pick the Best Definition for Cespitose
c. Growing in clumps, like moss
Pick the Best Definition for Platitude
b. A trite remark
Pick the Best Definition for Quadruped
a. An animal with four feet
Pick the Best Definition for Distend
a. To become expanded
Pick the Best Definition for Zizith
b. The tassels worn on traditional garments by Jewish males
Pick the Best Definition for Anthracite
b. Hard coal
Pick the Best Definition for Quadrille
b. A dance of French origin
Pick the Best Definition for Gouache
b. A technique of painting using opaque watercolors
Pick the Best Definition for Placate
c. To appease
Pick the Best Definition for Baba
b. A rum cake usually made with raisins
Pick the Best Definition for Anabiosis
c. Moving again after apparent death
Pick the Best Definition for Ampoule
a. Container for a dose of medicine
Pick the Best Definition for Jackanapes
a. A mischievous child
Pick the Best Definition for Asperity
Pick the Best Definition for Soliloquy
b. Talking to oneself
Pick the Best Definition for Abaft
c. Toward the stern
Pick the Best Definition for Rondo
b. A musical form in which a refrain recurs four times
Pick the Best Definition for Acephalous
a. Without a head
Pick the Best Definition for Jato
a. An aircraft takeoff assisted by an auxiliary jet
Pick the Best Definition for Nike
c. The Greek goddess of victory
The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
— Theodore Rubin
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
— Pablo Picasso
Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first base.
— Frederick Wilcox
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
— Lou Holtz
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world: indeed it's the only thing that ever has!
— Margaret Meade
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
— Lao Tzu
Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.
— Richard M. Nixon
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower
The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.
— Albert Einstein
Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
— Dale Carnegie
They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
— Tom Bodett
I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
— Mark Twain
When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.
— Joe Namath
If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.
— Vincent van Gogh
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
— Douglas Adams
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
— Harry S Truman
The good people sleep much better at night than the bad people. Of course, the bad people enjoy the waking hours much more.
— Woody Allen
Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it.
— Anne O'Hare McCormick
Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.
— Ray Bradbury
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
— John F. Kennedy
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
— Mark Twain
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
— Douglas Adams
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
— Alvin Toffler
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
— George Orwell
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
— Herman Cain
Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.
— Michael Landon
New Year's Day
Fourth of July
Taming of the Shrew
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Romeo and Juliet
Much Ado About Nothing
All's Well That Ends Well
“A Hard Day's Night”
“Love Me Do”
“I Am the Walrus”
“Let It Be”
“I Want to Hold Your Hand”
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Scarlet Letter
A Tale of Two Cities
The Time Machine
Men in Black
Sweet Home Alabama
Planet of the Apes
A Beautiful Mind
The fancy FOOTWORK of the boxer is what made him a CONTENDER against the HEAVYWEIGHT champion.
The epitaph “GONE but not FORGOTTEN” was etched in STONE.
The ship carried FREIGHT that he INTENDED to sell in Canada for a lot of MONEY.
Clint EASTWOOD played the policeman LIEUTENANT Speer in the movie City Heat which played on the ABC television NETWORK last night.
The PRISONER felt very LONELY in solitary confinement after hearing that his trial was POSTPONED again.
She held a PATENT for her invention of a radio ANTENNA that required a HEIGHT of only five feet.
As we LISTENED to the lecture, the professor classified the dog as a CANINE and the KITTEN as a feline.
The WEIGHT of the load made the porter's BONES ache and required his full ATTENTION to keep it balanced.
She OFTEN told him to please PHONE me SOONER rather than later.
NONE of his SLEIGHT of hand tricks worked when he was wearing MIT-TENS that covered his fingers.
There are twenty possible solutions:
There are six possible solutions:
There are sixteen possible solutions:
There are sixteen possible solutions:
There are seven possible solutions:
There are eighteen possible solutions:
There are two possible solutions:
There are fifteen possible solutions:
There are ten possible solutions:
There are fourteen possible solutions:
Dr. Rational likes seven, because if the first letter of seven is removed another word is formed.
Dr. Rational likes Bridget, because Bridget ends with the letter t.
Dr. Rational likes evil, because evil spells a word when reversed (live).
Dr. Rational likes saws, because saws contains the letter w.
Dr. Rational likes noon, because noon begins with two letters that are consecutive in the alphabet.
Dr. Rational likes anagrams, because anagrams has three a's.
Dr. Rational likes cherries, because cherries contains the word her.
Dr. Rational likes Ohio, because Ohio begins and ends with the same letter.
Dr. Rational likes tales, because tales is an anagram of the word stale.
Dr. Rational likes hymns, because hymns contains y used as a vowel.
Dr. Rational likes cookbooks, because cookbooks has a letter used four times.
Dr. Rational likes audiotape, because audiotape has all of these letters: a, e, i, o, and u.
Dr. Rational likes Ann, because Ann uses only two letters.
Dr. Rational likes augite, because augite starts with an abbreviation for a month.
Dr. Rational likes cute, because if the last letter of cute is removed another word is formed.
A man who crawls as a child, walks upright in his prime, and uses a cane in old age.
Language, because it is the third word in the phrase “the English language.”
Yvan, a reversal of the word navy
The fisherman had been infected with lice. The lice that they caught were picked off and left behind, and the lice that they did not catch were unwittingly carried away.
The letter e.
“That man” is my son.
A woman in labor with twins
A vacuum cleaner
The letter i
everything is under control
life after death
he's beside himself
I'm bigger than you
the inside scoop
a big fish in a small pond
a stitch in time
he ran backwards and forwards
looking backwards over the years
all in all
a house divided
tennis shoes (ten issues)
out in leftfield
water (H to O)
anemone (an M and E)
noel (No L)
I'm overworked and underpaid.
Too wise you are, too wise you be, I see you are too wise for me.
It's a small world after all.
The Old Man and the Sea
The Sun Also Rises
A Farewell to Arms
The Sound of Music
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Love Boat
Little House on the Prairie
“Return To Sender”
“Love Me Tender”
“Are You Lonesome Tonight?”
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Clear and Present Danger
Air Force One
TICKET, PICKET, PICKED, PECKED, PEAKED, BEAKED, BRAKED, BRACED, TRACED, TRACES, TRACTS, TRAITS, TRAINS
FASTER, FESTER, FEATER, FEARER, FEARED, FLARED, FLAWED, FLOWED, FLOWER, SLOWER
CROOKS, CROCKS, CRICKS, PRICKS, PRICES, PRIMES, CRIMES
GOLFER, WOLFER, WOOFER, HOOFER, HOOKER, COOKER, CHOKER, CHOKES, CHORES, SHORES, SPORES, SPORTS
LISTEN, LISTER, LITTER, BITTER, BUTTER, BUTLER, BUGLER
accessories, accessorize, accessory, aggressor, assessor, compressor, confessor, coprocessor, depressor, dispossessor, espresso, intercessor, intercessory, lesson, lessor, microprocessor, multiprocessor, oppressor, possessor, predecessor, processor, professor, professorial, professorially, professorship, repressor, stressor, successor, suppressor, transgressor
catchphrase, erase, erased, eraser, esterase, extrasensory, paraphrase, paraphrased, paraphraser, phrase, phrased, phraseless, phrasemaker, phraseologist, phraseology, polymerase, rephrase
admeasure, countermeasure, countermeasures, displeasure, immeasurable, immeasurableness, immeasurably, measurability, measurable, measurably, measure, measured, measureless, measurement, measurer, measures, measuring, pleasurable, pleasurably, pleasure, treasure, treasured, treasurer, treasuries, treasuring, treasury, unmeasurable, unmeasured
agencies, commencing, conferencing, constituencies, contingencies, currencies, dependencies, emergencies, encipher, encircle, encircled, encirclement, encircling, experiencing, fencing, frequencies, influencing, pencil, penciled, penciling, presidencies, sentencing, sequencing, silencing, stencil, stenciled, stenciler, stenciling, teleconferencing, tendencies, videoconferencing
boundaries, boundary, calendar, gendarme, gendarmerie, legendary, mandarin, nonstandard, quandaries, quandary, secondaries, secondarily, secondary, standard, standardization, standardize, standardized, standards, substandard
appealing, appealingly, concealing, congealing, corporeality, dealing, dealings, ethereality, healing, idealism, idealist, idealistic, ideality, idealization, idealize, idealized, idealizing, pealing, realign, realism, realist, realistic, realistically, reality, realizable, realization, realize, realized, realizer, realizing, repealing, revealing, sealing, squealing, stealing, surrealism, surrealist, surrealistic, unappealing, unappealingly, unrealistic, unrealistically, unreality, unrealizable, unrealized
FIRE: fireworks, wildfire, fireman, campfire, crossfire
HOT: hotbed, hot plate, hotcake, red-hot, hotwire
STAR: starfish, starlight, superstar, starship, stargaze
FALL: nightfall, fallback, pitfall, fallout, waterfall
MEAL: piecemeal, mealtime, cornmeal, mealworm, oatmeal
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.
— Harry S Truman
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
— Thomas Jefferson
Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
— Richard M. Nixon
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
— Ronald Reagan
My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.
— George Washington