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levee
(n)
LEV-ee
Meaning

earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; dike

1st Sample Sentence

If the levee breaks, all the villages in this valley will be flooded.

Root

levis (light in weight) (Latin)

Mnemonics

levee. (sounds like level. ) we LEVEL the land, with LEVEE so that there is no seep of water (. flooding. )