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park
stop and leave a vehicle
I parked my car under a tree.
park
a public place usually with green grass and trees
Let's have a picnic in the park.
can
able to
I can dive in the pool.
can
metal container
We donated cans of food to the Food Bank.
scale
a device that weighs things
The nurse asked the boy to step on the scale.
scale
outer covering of a fish
You need to clean the scales of the fish before frying it.
second
comes after first
She won the second place in the swimming competition.
second
unit of time
There are 60 seconds in a minute.
bark
the sound a dog makes
The dog was barking at the strangers.
bark
the outer covering of a tree
The bark of a tree is usually very rough.
yard
land around a house
We have an orange tree in our back yard.
yard
unit of length
The length of this table is less than a yard.
mine
belongs to me
These books are mine!
mine
a hole under the ground to dig and find minerals
These men are working in a mine.
jam
to fill a place with things too close together
We were late because of the traffic jam.
jam
a sweet spread made from fruits
My mom made strawberry jam.
story
a fiction tale
The little boy likes reading stories to his dog.
story
a floor or level in a building
In a big city you may see buildings with many stories.
bat
a flying mammal
Bats sleep during the day and fly at night.
bat
baseball equipment
The little boy loves playing with his new bat.
clip
cut
We clip our dog's fur when it gets hot outside.
clip
attach
"Please, clip these pieces of paper together."
ring
circle
She has a nice ring on her finger.
ring
bell sound
When the bell rings, the students go inside.
fair
nice
When there is fair weather, I like going to the beach.
fair
carnival
Ferriswheel is the best ride at the fair.
present
here
All the family members are present in this photograph.
present
gift
Lucie received a nice present for her birthday.
rare
unusual
A ruby is a rare gem.
rare
not cooked much
Some people like rare meat.
ear
part of a corn plant
The villagers were drying ears of corn to save them for winter.
ear
used to hear
She has two earrings on her ear.
pen
a writing tool
Jana likes writing with these colorful pens
pen
a place for pigs in a farm
The pigs are safe in their pen.

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