W is for

Waste, v. to squander, to be worn away
v. a useless consumption
Waist, n. the part of the human body between the ribs and the hips, the part of any object which resembles the human waist

Hugh’s stomach protruded so far over his belt, one could barely make out his waist, giving the impression that – although his gym membership might be a waste – food wasn’t wasted in his house.

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Whet, v. to sharpen or stimulate
n. the act of whetting or something that whets
Wet, adj. moistened or soaked with liquid
v. to moisten or soak

Before you begin sharpening your knives, wet the whetstone by soaking it in water. As you whet the blade, make sure to keep the stone wet.

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Whirled, v. past of “whirl” – to turn around
World, n. the earth, also the inhabitants

Another day come and gone, with nothing to show for it, except that the world has whirled around its axis yet again.

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Won, v. past of “to win” – to finish first or succeed
One, n. less than two but more than zero
adj. a single item, existing or acting as a single

By the end of the tournament one player will have won enough games to be called the champion. Who will be the one?

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Where, adv. & conj.  in or at what place
Wear, v. to have on the body as a covering, to diminish or deteriorate
Ware, n. (usually plural) goods or services that can be purchased or received in trade

Will there be a market where I can peruse the wares and find something new to wear?

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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

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