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knew, new, gnu, nu
knew (NOO, NYOO) (verb)
Having possessed knowledge of, or having been informed about something; having grasped the truth and facts of a situation: Abigail and Todd read the map carefully and knew their way across the mountain pass.
new (NOO, NYOO) (adjective)
1. Characterizing the existence of, or referring to something having been made very recently: Marge wore her new shoes for the very first time when she went to the symphony.
2. Describing the beginning of a situation or relationship: Shawn started his new job on Monday and was very pleased with his new boss.
gnu (NOO, NYOO) (noun)
One of two African antelopes characterized by a large head, a short mane, long tail and distinctly curved horns: From the tourist bus, Alisha observed the gnu running swiftly across the savannah or the flat grassland.
nu (NOO, NYOO) (noun)
The 13th letter of the Greek alphabet: The letter Nu comes after Mu in the Greek alphabet as you can see in this rendition of the Greek letters: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Lambda, Mu, Nu, Xi, Omicron, Pi, Rho, Sigma, Tau, Upsilon, Phi, Chi, Psi, and Omega."

Adam and Eve knew there was a new gnu at the zoo before they went.

Trina saw the antelope that was recently born in the zoo; and she wishes she knew if that new gnu with the Greek name of Nu will like its new home.

know (verb), knows; knew, known; knowing
1. To have facts firmly in the mind or committed to memory: The students in Mrs. Dawson's class know the names of all of the U.S. presidents.
2. To believe firmly in the truth or having certainty of something: Thomas knows that he did the right thing when he decided to go to the fitness studio to improve his physical condition.
3. To be, or to become, aware of a matter: Adriana finally knows that these vocabulary exercises really help her language skills.
4. To have a thorough understanding of something through experience or study: Sam is known by his neighbors as a quiet and friendly person and the people where he works have a similar viewpoint about his cooperation and achievements.
5. To be acquainted, associated, or familiar with someone or some material: So many people, including Irene, know more and more about words as they continue to learn about the vocabulary that comes from Latin and Greek origins.
6. To be able to perceive the differences, or distinctions, between an entity or people: Marjory knows that it hasn't been easy to be a computer technician, but she is becoming more confident about her skills as she produces programs that are more efficient and successful in their applications.
7. To recognize someone, or an object, by a distinguishing characteristic or an attribute: Jane asked Mark, "How will you know who Lucinda is?"

Mark responded by saying, "Well, she said that she will be wearing a bright-blue sweater."

8. Often identified by another name: Samuel L. Clemens was better known as Mark Twain.
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