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affect (v)

to have an influence on

effect (n)

a result

ascent (n)

a movement upward

assent (v)

to express agreement

capital (n)

money or property, especially when it is used to start a business or to produce more wealth

capitol (n)

government central building

except (prep)

with the exclusion of

accept (v)

to receive

loose (adj)

not restrained or secured

lose (v)

fail to keep or to maintain

principal (adj)

A person or thing that is of the greatest importance

principle (n)

a basic truth or law or assumption

stationary (adj)

not capable of being moved

stationery (n)

writing paper and envelopes

than (conj)

Used in comparisons

then (adv)

subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)

compliment (n)

a remark or action that shows admiration, praise or approval

complement (n)

something that completes, goes with, or brings to perfection

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