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Frequently Misspelled Words - 2016 22

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across
: from one side to the other
: on the opposite side
address
: the words and numbers that are used to describe the location of a building and that are written on letters, envelopes, and packages so that they can be mailed or e-mailed to that location
: to speak to (a person or group)
again
: for another time : one more time
—used to introduce a statement that repeats and stresses something previously said
agreeable
: ready or willing to agree : willing to do or allow something
: able to be accepted
allot
: to give someone (an amount or share of something) to use or have
already
: before this time : before now : before that time
: so soon : so early
answer
: something you say or write when someone asks you a question
apparent
: easy to see or understand
: seeming to be true but possibly not true
appearance
: the way that someone or something looks
athlete
: a person who is trained in or good at sports, games, or exercises that require physical skill and strength
balloon
: a thin usually rubber bag that becomes larger when it is filled with air or gas
: a picture or space in a cartoon that contains words that are spoken or thought by a character
believable
: capable of being believed especially as within the range of known possibility or probability
bureau
: a government department or part of a government department in the U.S.
: an office or organization that provides services or information to the public
business
: the activity of making, buying, or selling goods or providing services in exchange for money
college
: a school in the U.S. that you go to after high school : a school that offers courses leading to a degree (such as a bachelor's degree or an associate's degree)
commitment
: a promise to do or give something
: a promise to be loyal to someone or something
concede
: to give away (something) usually in an unwilling way
: to admit the truth or existence of something after first denying it.
conscientious
: very careful about doing what you are supposed to do : concerned with doing something correctly
cousin
: a child of your uncle or aunt
: a person who is related to you but not in a close or direct way
debt
: an amount of money that you owe to a person, bank, company, etc.
definite
:(of a person) certain or sure about something.
: said or done in a such way that others know exactly what you mean
different
: not of the same kind : partly or totally unlike
does
present 3d singular of do
eligible
: able to be chosen for something : able to do or receive something
embarrass
: to make (someone) feel confused and foolish in front of other people
exceed
: to be greater or more than (something) : to be better than (something)
: to go beyond the limit of (something)
exhilarate
: to cause (someone) to feel very happy and excited
familiar
: frequently seen, heard, or experienced
February
: the second month of the year
foreign
: located outside a particular place or country and especially outside your own country
forty
: the number 40
grammar
: the set of rules that explain how words are used in a language
half
: one of two equal or nearly equal parts into which something can be divided
independence
: freedom from outside control or support : the state of being independent
: the time when a country or region gains political freedom from outside control
interesting
: attracting your attention and making you want to learn more about something or to be involved in something : not dull or boring
its
: relating to or belonging to a certain thing, animal, etc. : made or done by a certain thing, animal, etc.
knowledge
: information, understanding, or skill that you get from experience or education
laboratory
: a room or building with special equipment for doing scientific experiments and tests
laugh
: to show that you are happy or that you think something is funny by smiling and making a sound from your throat
league
: an association of persons or groups with common interests or goals like a game or something
maintenance
the act of maintaining : the state of being maintained
: the care of property or equipment
minute
: a unit of time equal to 60 seconds
misspell
: to spell (a word or name) incorrectly
noticeable
: able to be easily seen or noticed
occurrence
: something that happens or occurs
often
: many times : on many occasions
parallel
: very similar and often happening at the same time
lying or moving in the same direction but always the same distance apart like lines
pastime
: an activity that you enjoy doing during your free time
possess
: to have or show (a particular quality, ability, skill, etc.)
of spirits : to enter into and control (someone)
privilege
: a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others
probably
: very likely : almost certainly
ready
: properly prepared or finished and available for use
receipt
: a piece of paper on which the things that you buy or the services that you pay for are listed with the total amount paid and the prices for each
recommend
: to say that (someone or something) is good and deserves to be chosen
said
past tense and past participle of "SAY"
satellite
: a machine that is sent into space and that moves around the earth, moon, sun, or a planet
: a country, organization, etc., that is controlled by a larger and more powerful country, organization, etc.
schedule
: a written or printed list of things and the times when they will be done
: a list of the times when buses, trains, airplanes, etc., leave or arrive
secretary
: a person whose job is to handle records, letters, etc., for another person in an office
: a person in a club or other organization who is in charge of keeping letters and records
: an official who is selected by the President and is in charge of a particular department of the government
separate
: to cause (two or more people or things) to stop being together, joined, or connected
sheriff
: an elected official who is in charge of enforcing the law in a county or town of the U.S.
: the highest official in a county or shire in England or Wales who represents the king or queen and who attends ceremonies and has legal duties
: the most important judge in a county or district in Scotland
sincerely
in a sincere or genuine way.
succeed
: to achieve the correct or desired result
: to come after (something) in a series
sure
: not having any doubt about something : convinced or certain
: known to be true or correct
trouble
: to make (someone) feel worried or upset
: to disturb or bother (someone)
: to cause (someone) to feel pain
truly
: in an honest manner
: in truth : actually or really
usually
: done, found, or used most of the time or in most cases : normal or regular
vacuum
: an empty space in which there is no air or other gas : a space from which all or most of the air has been removed
: a situation created when an important person or thing has gone and has not been replaced
vegetable
: of, relating to, constituting, or growing like plants
villain
: a character in a story, movie, or in real life who does bad things
visible
: able to be seen
Wednesday
: the day of the week between Tuesday and Thursday
weird
: unusual or strange
whose
—used in questions to ask who owns something, has something, etc.