Words that Start with P

Words that Start with P   Verbs that begin with P Linking verbs – prove Prove – shows a truth or observation; to be true; turn out to be. The word originates from Latin probare to test, prove, from probus good, honest; first used in the 13th century. It is pronounced \proov\. If the show proves […]

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Words that Start with O

Words that Start with O     Verbs that begin with O Action verbs – officiate, ostracize Officiate – to act or lead in a ceremony, such as a wedding or graduation; to referee or judge a game. The word originates from Medieval Latin officiatus (past participle of officiare to serve); first used around 1623. It […]

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Words that Start with N

Words that Start with N Verbs that begin with N Action verbs – negotiate, nullify Negotiate – to discuss and come to an agreement on; make a deal. It originates from Latin negotium business, from neg- not + otium leisure. It was first used in 1599. It is pronounced \ni-goh-shee-eyt\. The students tried to negotiate […]

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Words that Start with M

Words that Start with M   Verbs that begin with M Linking verbs – may, must May – to be possible. The word originates from Old English mæg; first used in the 12th century. It is pronounced \mey\. It may rain later today. Must – to be required; have to; to be likely. The word originates […]

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Words that Start with L

  Words that Start with L   Verbs that begin with L Linking verb – lie Lie – to put one’s body in a horizontal position. The word originates from Latin lectus bed; first used before the 12th century. It is pronounced lahy. He lies in bed so late every morning that he misses the bus. […]

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Words that Start with K

Words that Start with K   Verbs that begin with K Linking verb – keep Keep – to stay or continue in a certain or specified state. The word originates from Old English cēpan; first used around the 12th century. It is pronounced keep. It’s raining, so you need to keep dry when you go outside […]

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Words that Start with J

Words that Start with J Verbs that begin with J Action verbs – justify, juxtaposed Justify – to give a good reason for; to show as true, just. The word was first used in the 14th century. It is pronounced \ˈjəs-tə-ˌfī\. I tried to justify being late, but the teacher didn’t believe me. Juxtapose – to […]

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Words that Start with I

  Words that Start with I     Verbs that begin with I Linking verb – is Is – 3rd singular of be, used to indicate or describe qualities or identity of. The word originates from Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German ist isy. It is pronounced \’is\. My mom is happy […]

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Words that Start with H

  Words that Start with H   Verbs that begin with H Linking verbs – has been Has been – past tense of something happening. It originates from Middle English, from Old English habban; akin to Old High German habēn to have; first used before the 12th century. It is pronounced as \hazˌbin\ It has been […]

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Words that Start with G

Words that Start with G     Verbs that begin with G Linking verbs – get, grow Get – to reach or enter into a condition. The word originates from Middle English, from Old Norse geta to get, beget; first used in the 13th century. It is pronounced \ˈget\. It gets dark early now. Grow – […]

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