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about/approximately NOT
around
accept
receive, undertake, agree to
except
otherwise,exclude,rejext
accused of NOT
accused with
Amendments, ordinances, resolutions and rules are...
adopted or apporoved
Bills are
passed
Laws are
entacted
adverse
unfavorable
averse
opposed
advice
n: opinion, recommendation
advise
v: to give advice
affect
v: to influence
effect
v: to cause, to bring about
n: result
afterward NOT
afterwards
aggravate
to add to, to increase

I aggravated the salt
irritate
to annoy

She irritates me.
agnostic
a person who believes it is immpossiible to know whether there is a God
atheist
a person who believes there is no God
aid
to help
aide
an assistant

The health care aide gives great advice.
all right NOT
alright
allude to
to speak of something without specifically mentioning it

She alluded to the fact that the test would be hard
elude
dodge, escape

She eluded the police
refer to
to mention it directly

She refered to the poster in her presentation.
allusion
an indirect reference
illusion
an unreal or false impression
a lot NOT
alot
altar
in a church
alter
to change
altogether
adv: wholly, entirely

You are altogether to funny.
all together
adj: in a group

They were all together in school.
alumnus
male singular
alumni
male plurual or group of men and women
alumna
female singular
alumnae
female plurual
among
more than two

The argument was among Sarah, Jessica and Eve.
between
two

The argument was between me and lucy.
angel
has wings, financial backer
angle
mathematics, point of view
arrangement
settle, adjest, proper order
arraignment
answer an indictment, a legal term
arrested on NOT
arrested for

He was arrested on the charge of murder.
assassin
a politically motivated killer
killer
anyone who kills with a motive of any kind
murderer
one who is convicted of murder in a court of law
assistance
v: to help
assistants
n: helpers
avocation
hobby, pleausre

My avocation is reading.
vocation
business, profession, occupation

My vocation is teaching.
award
honor
reward
payment
When is a while used?
when preceeded by for

Sit down for a while.
When is awhile used?
when it is not preceeded by for

sit down awhile.
balence is not synonymous with
remainder or rest of
baloney
foolish or exaggerated talk
bologna
the suasage or luncheon meat
bare
to expose
bear
animal
beside
by the side of, next to
besides
in addition to, other than
bizarre
unusual
bazaar
a fair

Our church held a bazaar for charity.
bloc
a coalition of person, a group with the same goal.
do not confuse bloc with _?
block
bridal
with a wedding
bridle
horse headgear, restrain, an expression of pride, scorn or pique
bug
a concealed listening device designed to pick up sounds in a room or automoblie.
tap
a device attached to a telephone circuit to puck up conversations on the line.
byte
computers
canon
law or rule particularly of a chruch
cannon
weapon or gun
cannot NOT
can not
can hardly NOT
can't hardly
capital
city, money, capital letter
Capitol
building with a dome in WAshington, Montgomery etc.
canvas
the cloth, or what you paint on
canvass
to solicit, seek out, sift

i canvass for the MArch of dimes.
center on NOT
centered around or revovled around
cite
single out, bring forward
site
location
sight
see, view
clause
part of a sentence
claws
animal toenails
cleanup
noun or adj:

The cleanup was held in the park.
clean up
v:

Go clean up your room!
coarse
texture, not refined
course
direction, study of
collide is only used when...
both of the objects are in motion

The truck and car collied on the highway.
struck is used when
one object is in motion and the other is stationery.

The car struck the dumpster at 90 m/h.
compliment
admire, praise
complement
full quantity, number

Your shirt complements that skirt nicely.
consicence
moral sense

My conscience tells me this is not right.
conscious
awake, aware

Were you conscious after the fall?
conscientious
sincere, faithful

She is such a conscientious student.
corps
organized group of people

I want to join the peace corps.
corpse
human or animal body
contemptible
n: worthy of contempt, despicable

It was a comtemptible act.
contemptuous
V: expressing contempt or disdain

She was contemptuous of the chairman.
coucil
assembly or group
councilor
member of assembly
counsel
n: advice
counsel
v: advise, recommend
counselor
n: adviser
consul
goverment representative with State Department
cover up
v:

She covered up the paintings.
cover -up
n and adj:

She wore her swimsuit cover-up to the lake.
crime
violation of governmental law
sin
violation of religious law
vice
violation of moral law
damage
destruction

Authorities said damge from the storm would total more than 1 billion.
damages
awarded by a courst as compensation for injury, losss, etc

the woman received 25000 in damages.
decent
competent, having good qualities

He's a decent person.
descent
ancestry, drop, fall

We made the descent down the mountain.
dissent
to disaggre

I dissent with the arguments she made.
dissension
discord, lack of harmony
decimate
to reduce drastically especially in number; to destroy a small part of
Do not use _ in replace of decimate?
destruction because that is total
desert
n: dry and sandy
desert
v: to abandon
dessert
the food
dominant
adj:

The brown dominant gene showed up in the kids.
dominate
v: The cats dominated the soccer game.
dual
two
duel
a contest between two persons
elicit
seek
illicit
illegal
eniment
great, famous
imminent
to occur shortly
entitled
a right to do or have something

She was entitled to the promotion.
do not confuse entitle with
Title
faint
pass out
feint
fake, pretned
envelope
for letters
envelop
surround, enclose
fair
weather, an event
fare
menu, cost

the fare is 5 bucks.
farther
phsyical distance

We must go farther up the mountain.
further
extension of time or degree
faze
to embarrass or disturb

That boy did not even faze her.
phase
denotes an aspect or stage

The first phase will begin tomarrow.
fewer
refers to individual items

We had fewer students than the other class.
less
refers to bulk or quantity

We had less wine than the table next to us.
final
last
finale
concluding act
finalize should...
NEVER BE USED
flack
slang for a press agent
flak
a type of anti-aircraft fire,
flier
handbill
flyer
The Western Flyer
follow up
v: You need to follow up on all those meetings.
follow-up
N: We will have a follow-up meeting in a week.
flout
to mock, scoff, show disdain for
flaunt
display ostentatiously or conspicuously
foreward
begininning of a book
forward
to move ahead
forward NOt
forewards
formally
formal manner

i formally invivte you to a ball.
formerly
previously
foul
offensive, out of line
fowl
a bird
full time
v:

He works full time.
full-time
adj:

You need to get a full-time job.
fund raising
V: Fund raising is hard.
fund-raising
adj:

They planned a fund-raising campaign.
gorilla
ape
guerrilla
irregular
hangar
a building for planes
hanger
used for clothes
hurdle
barrier to leap over
hurtle
to rush suddenly with violence
impeach
to accuse or bring charges aginst
impeach can not be interchanged with
convict
immigrate
come into

We immigrated to France.
emigrate
leave from

We emigrated from Ireland.
incidence
range or rate of occurrence

The incidence of rabies was great in 1998.
incidents
events

The two incidents led to his dismissal.
infer
assume, draw from
imply
suggest, signify

the speaker implies that you should eat.
insinuate
suggest, usually negative or unflattering
regardless NOT
irregardless
isle
island
aidle
walkway
later
succedding at another time.

I'll do that later.
latter
second of two

She will be the latter in the preformance.
ladder
you climb it
lesson
in learning
lessen
decrease
libel
a false publication as in writing, print, signs or pictures that damages a person's reputation

The newspaper was charged with libel by a political candidate
liable
likely, responsible for

If you dent to rental car, you are liable for the damange.
litany
a prayer
litany NOt
list
loan
Noun

I gave her the loan.
lend
verb

Did you lend Katie 50 bucks?
marital
marriage
martial
military
media
takes pluarl verb.

The media drives me crazy
medium
singular of media
nauseated
to be sick

I was nauseated this morning.
nauseous
sickening or disgusting

That is the most nauseous thing i've ever seen.
ordinance
regulation
ordnance
military supplies, weapons
part-time
adj:

You need a part-time job.
part time
v:

Do you work part time?
patience
self control
patients
clients of a doctor
pear
fruit
pare
peel or strip, reduce
pair
two
peddle
selling
pedal
bicycle
percent is a word or %
a word
perspective
outlook, mental view
prospective
potential
pore
v: to gaze intently or steadily.

She pored over the books
pour
to flow in a continuous stream

it poured rain
praise
compliment, flatter
preys
siezing upon, plundering
prays
religion
precede
before, in advnace of
proceed
to move ahead
premier
first in rank
premiere
first public preformance
pretense
a false show, an overt act to conceal personal feelings

His profuse compliments were all a pretense.
pretext
something put forward to coneal the truth, an excuse

He was fired for tardiness, but this was only a pretext for incompetence.
principal
chief, number one, school principal, banking
principle
basic doctrine, fundamental truth
raise
salary, move upwards
rays
sunshine
raze
tear down, lay level with the ground

the building was razed to build a new one.
reared
children are reared or raised
raised
aniamls are raised but not reared
recur NOt
reoccur
refute
to disprove
refute is not a synonym for
denied or disputed
reluctant
unwilling to act
reticent
unwilling to speak
respectively
each to each
respectfully
showing deference, with regard
room numbers
Room 2
sewage
waste matter
sewerage
the drainage system
When talking about ships or nations which pronoun do you use?
it

not she
stationery
writing paper
stationary
not moving
statute
law, regulation
sature
quality of being impressive, exhalted
statue
momument, sculpture
taught
learned
taunt
tempt, dare
taut
tight
till or until NOT
'til or 'till
toward NOT
towards
trustee
a person to whom another's property is entrusted, someone who serves on the boards of directors

do not capitalize before a name
trusty
a prison inmate granted special privilges as a trustworth person

do not cap before a name
Easy to use NOt
user friendly
waive
to set aside

She waived the parking ticket.
wave
on water, or goodbyeE
Easter Sunday
redundant

Easter
funeral services
funeral
first annual
annual
Jewish rabbi
rabbi
a pair of twins
twins
hot water heater
heater
the company will close down next week
The company will close next week.
Jones, Smith and Brown all went fishing
Jones, Smith and Brown went fishing.
Autopsy to determine the cause of death
Autopsy
at 830 pm tonight
at 830 pm
12 noon
12 pm
12 midnight
12 am
state of alabama
alabama
at his own expense
at his expense
owns his own home
owns his home
past history
history
baby kittens
kittens
free gift
gift
tuna fish
tuna
controversial issue
issue
totally destroyed
destroyed

this means to do away with completely
totally demolished
demolished

this means to do away with completly
Instead of partially destroyed or partially demolished use
damaged or heavily damaged
unique
one of a kind
Can you eve put an adverb in front of unique?

rather unique
somewhat unique?
NO. THEN IT WOULD NOT BE UNIQUE

you can use unusual or rare
different from NOT
different than
Use drowned if
it was an accident

The person drowned
Use was drowned if
it was intentional

he was drowned when teh killer push his head under.
because of NOT
due to
Before NOT
in advance of, prior to
imflammable NOT
flammable
Started or began NOT
under way
Head NOT
head up
What happens to the temperature?
it gets

HIGHER OR LOWER
what happens to the weather?
it gets

WARMER OR COLDER
despite NOT
in spite of
Each and Every one-Correct or incorrect?
Incorrect

Each one or Every one
He is a man who...

How can this be changed?
He is a man
in the final analysis

Should this ever be used?
NO
meaningful

Should you ever use this?
no
Over and under refer to...
spatial relationships
over and under are not interchangable with
more than and less than