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Commonly Misspelled Words
"Here are some of the more commonly misspelled words in the English language. Can you pick out the correct spelling?"
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This word, a synonym for graveyard, has its origins in the Latin word coemétérium and the Greek word koimétrion, meaning "a sleeping place."
How do you spell the word which has various meanings including "to oblige" and "to provide with a room"?
This word, which means "grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred", is often misspelled due to its association with a more common term.
This word, meaning "steady persistence in a course of action" is often mispronounced, leading to incorrect spellings.
Defined as "to cause confusion and shame to" or "make uncomfortably self-conscious."
Another commonly misspelled word due to variant pronunciations, this word means "in reduced size or scale".
Meaning "from time to time" or "now and then", how do you spell this commonly misspelled word?
One definition of this word is "to place in a mental institution or hospital" as in "he was _____ to Bellevue due to severe mental illness".
Unless you've actually seen this name for the flower native to Mexico, Euphorbia pulcherrima, it can be very difficult to spell. The red variety is commonly seen during Christmas time.
"I am pleased to make your _____." Please spell the word that fills in the blank and which means "a person known to one, but usually not a close friend."
Please don't get sick or queasy trying to spell this word often synonymous with the first trimester of pregnancy.
Those of you from Egypt should be able to spell this word used as the title for ancient kings.
My grandmother just turned 70 years old, so she qualifies to be called a _______ with regards to her new age.
You might call me this word, a synonym for cleverly inventive, for writing such a creative quiz.
How about a science term for all your meteorologists out there. How do you spell the temperature scale we use in the United States where water freezes at 32 degrees?
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