S is for

Shore, n. the land along the edge of a body of water
Sure, adj. free from doubt

Are you sure you pulled the boat onto the shore? I don’t see it anywhere.


Shoo, v. to drive away
Shoe, n. an external covering for the foot, often with a heavy sole and lighter upper part

I tried to shoo the lizard away by waving a shoe at him, but he ignored me.


Steal, v. to take without permission, also to move quietly
Steel, n. a modified form of iron
adj. made of steel
v. to render unyielding

Karl steels himself for the job ahead. Having oiled the steel hinges to prevent screeching, he places a hand on the cold steel, eases open the gate, and steals across the grounds. Reaching the garden, he steals a head of lettuce, and hurries home to his wife.


Seen, v. past participle of “to see” – to look at
Scene, n. where action occurs, a view

Have you seen the scene from the tallest tower? It’s stunning.


Shudder, v. to tremble from fear or cold
n. a convulsive movement of from fear or cold
Shutter, n. a movable cover for an opening
v. to close

Shuddering from the cold, Terri shuttered the shutters. Soon enough, the house became warmer and her shudders stopped.

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Definitions used or adapted from dictionary.com
See also: Intro, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, MN, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, Outro


2 thoughts on “S is for

    • maggiemcg says:

      In fourth grade, a boy I liked passed me a note that had “shore” instead of “sure” … I got over my crush pretty quickly 🙂

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