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PostSubject: Words words words   Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:25 am

Unexplainable = inexplicable?
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PostSubject: Re: Words words words   Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:23 pm

board stiff ≠ bored stiff
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PostSubject: Re: Words words words   Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:37 pm

excoriate ≠ exfoliate
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PostSubject: Re: Words words words   Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:57 pm

negligence ≠ négligée
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PostSubject: Re: Words words words   Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:33 am

There are two meanings of the word "commend."  One means to heap praise on someone, the other means to give something or someone over to the care of another.

These two meanings are so unrelated as to be almost opposites.

The daycare provider told the young mother, "I commend your children...."
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PostSubject: Re: Words words words   Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:00 pm

further or farther?
furthest or farthest?

Even dictionaries don't all agree of the proper usage of these.
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