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100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses

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100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses

As an autumn chill creeps into the air, students and teachers are gearing up for another school year. The must-have resource to keep kids, and adults, at the top of their class is 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses, the latest in the very successful 100 Words series. Anxiety about education and student performance are at the top of everyone's agenda — from politicians to parents — and this volume addresses those concerns seriously but with a playful approach. Knowing the subtle but important differences between words can make for more effective (not affective) and eloquent communication.

The following is the entire list of words almost everyone confuses and misuses:

adverse / averse
affect / effect
aggravate
alleged
all right
altogether
among / between
assure / ensure / insure
auger / augur
average / median
blatant / flagrant
capital / capitol
complement / compliment
comprise
consul / council / counsel
convince / persuade
discreet / discrete
disinterested / uninterested
enervate
enormity / enormousness
factoid
fewer / less
flammable / inflammable
flaunt / flout
forte
gender / sex
hopefully
impact
impeach
imply / infer
incredible / incredulous
irony


irregardless
its / it's
kudos
lay / lie
leave / let
literally
mass / weight
mean
mischievous
nuclear
parameter
penultimate
peruse
phenomenon
plus
precipitate / precipitous
prescribe / proscribe
presently
principal / principle
renown
reticent
sacrilegious
seasonable / seasonal
sensual / sensuous
set / sit
that / which
unexceptionable / unexceptional
unique
utilize / use
wherefore
wreak / wreck
zoology




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