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Commonly Misspelled Words

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Commonly Misspelled Words game quiz
"Here are some of the more commonly misspelled words in the English language. Can you pick out the correct spelling?"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. This word, a synonym for graveyard, has its origins in the Latin word coemétérium and the Greek word koimétrion, meaning "a sleeping place."
    cemetery
    sematary
    cemetary
    cematery


2. How do you spell the word which has various meanings including "to oblige" and "to provide with a room"?
    acomodate
    acommodate
    accommodate
    accomodate


3. 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.
    sacrelegious
    sacriligious
    sacreligious
    sacrilegious


4. This word, meaning "steady persistence in a course of action" is often mispronounced, leading to incorrect spellings.
    perserverance
    perseverance
    perseverence
    persaverance


5. Defined as "to cause confusion and shame to" or "make uncomfortably self-conscious."
    embbarass
    embarass
    embarrass
    embarras


6. Another commonly misspelled word due to variant pronunciations, this word means "in reduced size or scale".
    minature
    minnature
    miniture
    miniature


7. Meaning "from time to time" or "now and then", how do you spell this commonly misspelled word?
    occassionally
    ocassionally
    ocasionally
    occasionally


8. 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".
    comited
    commited
    committed
    comitted


9. 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.
    pointsetta
    pointseta
    pointsettia
    poinsettia


10. "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."
    acquaintance
    acquaintence
    aquaintance
    acquaitance


11. Please don't get sick or queasy trying to spell this word often synonymous with the first trimester of pregnancy.
    neauseated
    nauseated
    nausated
    neausated


12. Those of you from Egypt should be able to spell this word used as the title for ancient kings.
    pharoah
    phaoroh
    pharoh
    pharaoh


13. My grandmother just turned 70 years old, so she qualifies to be called a _______ with regards to her new age.
    septagenarian
    septgenarian
    septagenarien
    septuagenarian


14. You might call me this word, a synonym for cleverly inventive, for writing such a creative quiz.
    ingeneous
    ingenius
    ingenious
    ingenous


15. 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?
    Farenheit
    Fahrenheit
    Fairenheit
    Farhrenheit


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Compiled Nov 10 12