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Anagrams Assignment

For each of the 5 definitions below, write out the word being defined and the word from which its letters were taken. Be sure to write neatly and to check your spelling. All definitions below are from the American Heritage Dictionary, Third edition.

Each of the 5 words defined below comes from the letters in one of these words:

discipline     spelling     proofread    organization     responsibility     attention    trust    planning


  1. adj. 1. Lacking education or knowledge.

the word for which this is a definition (8 letters) _________________________

the word from which its letters were taken _________________________

  1.   n. 1. Any of several edible marine crustaceans of the family Homaridae, especially of the genus Homarus, having stalked eyes, long antennae, and five pairs of legs, the first pair of which is modified into large pincers.

the word for which this is a definition (7 letters) _________________________

the word from which its letters were taken _________________________

  1.   n. 1.a. One who embraces and assists in spreading the teachings of another.

the word for which this is a definition (8 letters) _________________________

the word from which its letters were taken _________________________

  1.   n. 1. A staff held by a sovereign as an emblem of authority.

the word for which this is a definition (7 letters) _________________________

the word from which its letters were taken _________________________

  1.   v. --tr. 1. To arrange in a line or so as to be parallel

 the word for which this is a definition (5 letters) _________________________

the word from which its letters were taken _________________________


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