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English I, Vocabulary, Lesson 27, Mansfield Christian School, Mrs. Cochran, Commonly Misused Words

ability (n.)

possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done

capacity (n.)

the power to learn or retain knowledge; the maximum production possible

advice (n.)

a proposal for an appropriate course of action

advise (v.)

to make a proposal; to declare a plan for something

affect (v./n.)

to act physically on; the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion

effect (n.)

the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work; a symptom caused by an illness or a drug; a result

aid (n./v.)

the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; to give help to

aide (n.)

someone who acts as assistant; an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer

site (n.)

physical position in relation to the surroundings, a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages

cite (v.)

to refer to for illustration or proof

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