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  • Section 23: Words Starting with W. wage w . a . g . e . wage. wage means something

  • that remunerates. They saved a quarter of all their wage.

  • waist w . a . i . s . t . waist. waist means the narrowing of the body between the ribs

  • and hips. He was stripped to the waist. wait w . a . i . t . wait. wait means stay

  • in one place and anticipate or expect something. I had to wait on line for an hour to get the

  • tickets. waiter w . a . i . t . e . r . waiter. waiter

  • means a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant). The waiter gestured

  • to us to follow him. waitress w . a . i . t . r . e . s . s . waitress.

  • waitress means a woman waiter. Trevor said he always tips his waitress unless the service

  • is really bad. wake w . a . k . e . wake. wake means stop

  • sleeping. She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

  • walk w . a . l . k . walk. walk means use one's feet to advance; advance by steps. She

  • walks with a slight limp. walking w . a . l . k . i . n . g . walking.

  • walking means the act of traveling by foot. Walking is a healthy form of exercise.

  • wall w . a . l . l . wall. wall means an architectural partition with a height and length greater

  • than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure. The

  • walls were covered with pictures. wallet w . a . l . l . e . t . wallet. wallet

  • means a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money. My wallet and passport are

  • missing. wander w . a . n . d . e . r . wander. wander

  • means move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment.

  • The laborers wander from one town to the next. want w . a . n . t . want. want means feel

  • or have a desire for; want strongly. I want to go home now.

  • war w . a . r . war. war means the waging of armed conflict against an enemy. Thousands

  • of people were killed in the war. warm w . a . r . m . warm. warm means having

  • or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat.

  • A beautiful warm sun beamed down on the children playing in the park.

  • warmth w . a . r . m . t . h . warmth. warmth means the sensation caused by heat energy.

  • The cat was cozily curled up on the dryer, enjoying the warmth.

  • warn w . a . r . n . warn. warn means notify of danger, potential harm, or risk. The director

  • warned him that he might be fired. warning w . a . r . n . i . n . g . warning.

  • warning means a message informing of danger. Any trucks which carry flammable liquids carry

  • warning signs. wash w . a . s . h . wash. wash means clean

  • with some chemical process. Someone saw him wash his car.

  • waste w . a . s . t . e . waste. waste means spend thoughtlessly; throw away. He wasted

  • his inheritance on his insincere friends watch w . a . t . c . h . watch. watch means

  • look attentively. Watch a basketball game. water w . a . t . e . r . water. water means

  • binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid;

  • freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely

  • used as a solvent. Impure drinking water can be a carrier of diseases.

  • wave w . a . v . e . wave. wave means one of a series of ridges that moves across the

  • surface of a liquid especially across a large body of water. Lake Titicaca in Peru is so

  • large that it has waves, like the sea. way w . a . y . way. way means how something

  • is done or how it happens. A lonely way of life.

  • we w . e . we. we means is used to refer both to himself or herself and to one or more other

  • people as a group. We ordered another bottle of champ.

  • weak w . e . a . k . weak. weak means having little physical or spiritual strength. She

  • has really weak arms so she'll need help with her suitcases.

  • weakness w . e . a . k . n . e . s . s . weakness. weakness means powerlessness revealed by an

  • inability to act. In spite of their weakness the group remains highly active.

  • wealth w . e . a . l . t . h . wealth. wealth means the state of being rich and affluent;

  • having a plentiful supply of material goods and money. Great wealth is not a sign of great

  • intelligence. weapon w . e . a . p . o . n . weapon. weapon

  • means any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting. He was licensed to

  • carry a weapon. wear w . e . a . r . wear. wear means be dressed

  • in. She was wearing yellow that day. weather w . e . a . t . h . e . r . weather.

  • weather means the meteorological conditions: temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation.

  • They were hoping for good weather. web w . e . b . web. web means an intricate

  • network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving. The trees cast

  • a delicate web of shadows over the lawn. the Web the Web. the Web means a MULTIMEDIA

  • system of sound, pictures and video for finding information on the Internet. To browse a site

  • on the World Wide Web. website w . e . b . s . i . t . e . website.

  • website means a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages

  • on the World Wide Web. The Israeli web site was damaged by hostile hackers.

  • wedding w . e . d . d . i . n . g . wedding. wedding means the social event at which the

  • ceremony of marriage is performed. If I forget my wedding anniversary, my wife will kill

  • me. Wednesday W . e . d . n . e . s . d . a . y

  • . Wednesday. Wednesday means the fourth day of the week; the third working day. Did you

  • happen to see her leave last Wednesday? week w . e . e . k . week. week means any

  • period of seven consecutive days. It rained for a week.

  • weekend w . e . e . k . e . n . d . weekend. weekend means a time period usually extending

  • from Friday night through Sunday. More loosely defined as any period of successive days including

  • one and only one Sunday. I had to work all weekend on my essay, but I'm glad I finally

  • got it done. weekly w . e . e . k . l . y . weekly. weekly

  • means occurring or payable every week. A weekly trip to town.

  • weigh w . e . i . g . h . weigh. weigh means have a certain weight. How heavy they are.It

  • weighs nearly 27 kilos. weight w . e . i . g . h . t . weight. weight

  • means the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity. His weight is double

  • what it was ten years ago. weird w . e . i . r . d . weird. weird means

  • strikingly odd or unusual. Selma is kind of weird sometimes, but she's lots of fun to be with.

  • welcome w . e . l . c . o . m . e . welcome. welcome means giving pleasure or satisfaction

  • or received with pleasure or freely granted. You are welcome to join us.

  • well w . e . l . l . well. well means in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to

  • a high standard. The children behaved well. as well as as well as. as well as means another

  • item connected with the subject you are discussing. It is in his best interests as well as yours.

  • west w . e . s . t . west. west means the direction which you look towards in the evening

  • in order to see the sun set. The sun crosses the sky from east to west.

  • western w . e . s . t . e . r . n . western. western means relating to or characteristic

  • of regions of western parts of the world. The Western Roman Empire.

  • wet w . e . t . wet. wet means covered or soaked with a liquid such as water. You'd

  • better put some boots on, it's wet outside. what w . h . a . t . what. what is used when

  • you ask for specific information about something that you do not know. What do you want?

  • whatever w . h . a . t . e . v . e . r . whatever. whatever means one or some or every or all

  • without specification. Give me whatever peaches you don't want.

  • wheel w . h . e . e . l . wheel. wheel means a simple machine consisting of a circular

  • frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles

  • or other machines). He parked the car with one wheel up on the curb.

  • when w . h . e . n . when. when is used when you ask questions about the time at which

  • things happen. When are you going home? whenever w . h . e . n . e . v . e . r . whenever.

  • whenever means at every or any time that. I laugh whenever I see that.

  • where w . h . e . r . e . where. where means in or to which place. Where are you going?

  • whereas w . h . e . r . e . a . s . whereas. whereas means but on the other hand. I like

  • to go swimming whereas Sheila likes to sail. wherever w . h . e . r . e . v . e . r . wherever.

  • wherever means at, in, or to every place or point which. Wherever she went, he would be

  • there. whether w . h . e . t . h . e . r . whether.

  • whether is used to introduce an indirect question or a clause after a verb expressing or implying

  • doubt or choice in order to indicate two or more alternatives. I don't know whether he

  • will come by train or by car. which w . h . i . c . h . which. which used

  • with a noun in requesting that its referent be further specified, identified, or distinguished

  • from the other members of a class. Which house did you want to buy?

  • while w . h . i . l . e . while. while means a period of indeterminate length (usually

  • short) marked by some action or condition. He was here for a little while.

  • whisper w . h . i . s . p . e . r . whisper. whisper means speaking softly without vibration

  • of the vocal cords. The girls were talking in whispers, and pointing at the boys.

  • whistle w . h . i . s . t . l . e . whistle. whistle means the sound made by something

  • moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture. Jackson gave a low whistle.

  • white w . h . i . t . e . white. white means being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness;

  • having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light. The baker's

  • face was white with flour. who w . h . o . who. who means which person?

  • what person? used in direct and indirect questions. He can't remember who did it.

  • whoever w . h . o . e . v . e . r . whoever. whoever means any person who; anyone that.

  • Whoever wants it can have it. whole w . h . o . l . e . whole. whole means

  • including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount

  • or extent or duration; complete. The baby cried the whole trip home.

  • whom w . h . o . m . whom. whom means the objective form of who, used when who is not

  • the subject of its own clause. Whom did you say you had seen?

  • whose w . h . o . s . e . whose. whose means of whom? belonging to whom? used in direct

  • and indirect questions. I told him whose fault it was

  • why w . h . y . why. why means the cause or intention underlying an action or situation.

  • Why are you here? wide w . i . d . e . wide. wide means having

  • great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other. I'm not sure if this table is wide enough

  • to put my computer on. widely w . i . d . e . l . y . widely. widely

  • means to a great degree. Her work is widely known.

  • width w . i . d . t . h . width. width means the extent of something from side to side.

  • To calculate the volume, multiply the length by the width by the depth.

  • wife w . i . f . e . wife. wife means a married woman; a man's partner in marriage. He married

  • his wife Jane 37 years ago. wild w . i . l . d . wild. wild means marked

  • by extreme lack of restraint or control. I found some wild mushrooms under the log.

  • wildly w . i . l . d . l . y . wildly. wildly means to an extreme or greatly exaggerated

  • degree. The storyline is wildly unrealistic. will w . i . l . l . will. will means is used

  • with the base form of a verb. It is used to indicate that you hope, think, or have evidence

  • that something is going to happen or be the case in the future. You will find a wide variety

  • of choices available in school cafeterias. willing w . i . l . l . i . n . g . willing.

  • willing means disposed or inclined toward. Retailers are betting consumers will be willing

  • to pay extra for designer furniture. willingly w . i . l . l . i . n . g . l . y

  • . willingly. willingly means in a willing manner. I willingly accept.

  • unwilling u . n . w . i . l . l . i . n . g . unwilling. unwilling means not disposed

  • or inclined toward. She was unwilling to tell her name.

  • unwillingly u . n . w . i . l . l . i . n . g . l . y . unwillingly. unwillingly means

  • in an unwilling manner. He had sinned against her unwillingly.

  • willingness w . i . l . l . i . n . g . n . e . s . s . willingness. willingness means

  • cheerful compliance. He expressed his willingness to help.

  • win w . i . n . win. win means be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious.

  • He won the Gold Medal in skating. winning w . i . n . n . i . n . g . winning.

  • winning means bringing success. The winning car in the race attained speeds in excess

  • of 120 miles per hour. wind w . i . n . d . wind. wind means to move

  • or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course. The river winds through the

  • hills. wind up. wind up. wind up when you wind up

  • something, you finish it or stop doing it. The unemployed always wind up at the bottom

  • of the heap. wind w . i . n . d . wind. wind means air

  • moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of

  • low pressure. Trees bent under the fierce winds.

  • window w . i . n . d . o . w . window. window means a framework of wood or metal that contains

  • a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air. Please don't

  • draw the curtains when the window is open. wine w . i . n . e . wine. wine meansan alcoholic

  • drink which is made from grapes. This is a nice wine.

  • wing w . i . n . g . wing. wing means a movable organ for flying. The bird flapped its wings

  • furiously. winner w . i . n . n . e . r . winner. winner

  • means the contestant who wins the contest. She will present the trophies to the award

  • winners. winter w . i . n . t . e . r . winter. winter

  • means the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter

  • solstice to the vernal equinox. My daughter adores sitting by the fire on a cold winter

  • night. wire w . i . r . e . wire. wire means ligament

  • made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc. A nylon thread is

  • stronger than a steel wire of identical weight. wise w . i . s . e . wise. wise means having

  • or prompted by wisdom or discernment. A wise and perceptive comment.

  • wish w . i . s . h . wish. wish means prefer or wish to do something. I wish I could go

  • home now. with w . i . t . h . with. with means accompanying;

  • in the company of. The lady you were with. withdraw w . i . t . h . d . r . a . w . withdraw.

  • withdraw means pull back or move away or backward. The limo withdrew from the curb.

  • within w . i . t . h . i . n . within. within means on the inside. Within, the car is a

  • mess. without w . i . t . h . o . u . t . without.

  • without means not having. not accompanied by. He came without his wife.

  • witness w . i . t . n . e . s . s . witness. witness means someone who sees an event and

  • reports what happened. He was found guilty, thanks to the testimony of the witness.

  • woman w . o . m . a . n . woman. woman means an adult female person as opposed to a man.

  • The woman kept house while the man hunted. wonder w . o . n . d . e . r . wonder. wonder

  • means have a wish or desire to know something. He wondered who had built this beautiful church.

  • wonderful w . o . n . d . e . r . f . u . l . wonderful. wonderful means extraordinarily

  • good; used especially as intensifiers. It's wonderful to see you.

  • wood w . o . o . d . wood. wood means the hard fibrous lignified substance under the

  • bark of trees. I prefer bare wood to carpeting for my floors.

  • wooden w . o . o . d . e . n . wooden. wooden means made or consisting of (entirely or in

  • part) or employing wood. An ancient cart with wooden wheels.

  • wool w . o . o . l . wool. wool means a fabric made from the hair of sheep. My new wool sweater

  • is so cozy and warm, I love it. word w . o . r . d . word. word means a unit

  • of language that native speakers can identify. Words are the blocks from which sentences

  • are made. work w . o . r . k . work. work means exert

  • oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity. She worked

  • hard for better living conditions for the poor.

  • working w . o . r . k . i . n . g . working. working means actively engaged in paid work.

  • The ratio of working men to unemployed. worker w . o . r . k . e . r . worker. worker

  • means a person who works at a specific occupation. He is a good worker.

  • world w . o . r . l . d . world. world means everything that exists anywhere. All of your

  • experiences that determine how things appear to you. They study the evolution of the world.

  • worry w . o . r . r . y . worry. worry means be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled,

  • or uneasy. I worry about my job. worrying w . o . r . r . y . i . n . g . worrying.

  • worrying means causing distress or worry or anxiety. It's worrying that they're doing

  • things without training. worried w . o . r . r . i . e . d . worried.

  • worried means afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief. I'm

  • really worried about my brother. worse w . o . r . s . e . worse. worse means

  • inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability. The road is in worse shape

  • than it was. worship w . o . r . s . h . i . p . worship.

  • worship means religious adoration or devotion. They bowed their heads in worship.

  • worth w . o . r . t . h . worth. worth means having sufficient worth. having a specified

  • value. It's not worth discussing. would w . o . u . l . d . would. would means

  • is used with the base form of a verb. It means what someone believed, hoped, or expected

  • to happen or be the case. Would he always be like this?

  • wound w . o . u . n . d . wound. wound means any break in the skin or an organ caused by

  • violence or surgical incision. The wound is healing nicely.

  • wounded w . o . u . n . d . e . d . wounded. wounded means suffering from physical injury

  • especially that suffered in battle. A wounded soldier.

  • wrap w . r . a . p . wrap. wrap means arrange or fold as a cover or protection. Wrap the

  • baby before taking her out. wrist w . r . i . s . t . wrist. wrist means

  • a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones. She

  • had a gold watch on her wrist. write w . r . i . t . e . write. write means

  • produce a literary work. Communicate or express by