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QUIZ YOURSELF ON THESE WORDS FROM BROWN GIRL DREAMING!

Visualize yourself passing this quiz on words from Jacqueline Woodson’s exquisite verse novel “Brown Girl Dreaming,” and then take the quiz to prove you can do it! (Because you can.)
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What does “barren” mean?

Origin of stave

First recorded in 1125–75; (noun) Middle English, back formation from staves; (verb) derivative of the noun

synonym study for stave

4. See verse.

OTHER WORDS FROM stave

un·staved, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stave

stave
/ (steɪv) /

noun

verb staves, staving, staved or stove

Word Origin for stave

C14: back formation from staves, plural of staff 1
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