As tomorrow is ANZAC Day I thought we could look at some of the 5 letter words that have a Z in the middle. First up there is a group of words that end in –AZOO:
BAZOO -- American slang for the mouth
GAZOO -- A toy musical instrument
KAZOO -- A toy musical instrument
RAZOO -- An imaginary coin. “Not worth a brass razoo”
WAZOO -- A person’s bottom
Worth remembering that group so that you don’t always focus on AZO or ZOA when you get those 3 letters.
Another group worth checking is words that end in ZAL, ZEL, or ZIL
BEZEL -- The oblique side of a cut gem BEZIL -- The oblique side of a cut gem FUZIL -- A type of flintlock musket GAZAL -- An Arabic verse form. Also GHAZAL and GHAZEL HAZEL -- A tree of the birch family OUZEL -- A European bird of the thrush family PUZEL -- A maid SIZEL -- Scrap metal
There are quite a lot of words that fit this category, so to keep this to a manageable size for most people to learn I will just finish with 5 more unrelated words. I wouldn't want to keep you up late, you might oversleep and miss dawn service!
AIZLE -- A scottish word for hot ashes
CEZVE -- A small metal coffee pot
MAZUT -- Petroleum residue after distillation. Also MAZOUT
MUZAK -- Piped Background music
NIZAM -- A native sovereign of Hyderabad, India