Lesson 15: Consonant and Syllable Patterns

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attitude. attitude [at t(y)oo d] n. a way of thinking orfeeling; a point of view: Food servers get goodtips when they give restaurant patrons excellentservice and have a friendly attitude. . barrier. barrier [bar r] n. anything that blocks theway, stops movement, or separates: A barr

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Lesson 15: Consonant and Syllable Patterns

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1. Lesson 15: Consonant and Syllable Patterns If a word has a double consonant, the accent often falls on the syllable that goes with the first of the double consonants.

2. attitude attitude [at t(y)oo d] n. a way of thinking or feeling; a point of view: Food servers get good tips when they give restaurant patrons excellent service and have a friendly attitude.

3. barrier barrier [bar r] n. anything that blocks the way, stops movement, or separates: A barrier was put up to keep cars away from that street while the traffic signals were being repaired.

4. buffalo buffalo [buf l ] n. an animal that is similar to an ox, with a large, round body and curved horns: In many movies about the old West, buffalo roam the plains.

5. cinnamon cinnamon [sin m n] n. an aromatic reddishbrown spice that comes from the bark of a tropical tree: Cinnamon is used as a flavoring in apple pie.

6. corridor corridor [kr d r] n. a narrow hallway with rooms opening onto it: We are not supposed to run in any corridor at school.

7. gallery gallery [gal r ] n. 1. a place where works of art are on display: There is an exhibit of photos at the art gallery. 2. an indoor balcony, especially the highest balcony, as in a theater or church: We had seats in the gallery and could barely see the dancers.

8. gorilla gorilla [g ril ] n. a large, powerful ape found in the jungles of central Africa: The gorilla has a broad, heavy chest and shoulders; long arms; and short legs.

9. hurricane hurricane [hr k n] n. a severe tropical storm with strong winds and heavy rain: A hurricane is a storm with winds of 75 or more miles per hour.

10. massacre massacre [mas k r] n. a cruel and violent killing of many people: The government of the small country feared there would be a massacre.

11. moccasin moccasin [mok sin] n. a slipperlike shoe with a soft sole and no heel: Moccasins may be adorned with embroidery or beading.

12. opossum opossum [ pos m or pos m] n. a small, furry mammal that is native to North America: When they are in danger, opossums lie motionless and appear to be dead.

13. pinnacle pinnacle [pin k l] n. the highest point of achievement: Michael Jordan retired from pro basketball at the pinnacle of his career.

14. syllable syllable [sil b l] n. a single sound that forms a word or part of a word: The accent is on the first syllable of the word swallow.

15. tobacco tobacco [t bak ] n. a tall plant with large leaves that are dried and used for smoking and chewing: Tobacco was grown in the southern colonies and exported to England.

16. tomorrow tomorrow [t mor ] n. the next day after today: If today is Monday, tomorrow will be Tuesday.

17. umbrella umbrella [umbrel ] n. a circular piece of cloth or plastic stretched on a folding frame that is held overhead for protection from rain or sun: I keep an umbrella in my backpack in case of rain.

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