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Too
In addition; also; excessive extent or degree
To
Direction toward a person, point or thing.
Two
A number
Its
Plural form of it, possessive
It's
Contraction of it is
You're
Contraction meaning you are
Your
Possessive form of you
Whose
Possessive form of who
Who's
Contraction meaning who is/has
Allusion
Passing or casual reference to something "a hint"
Illusion
False or misleading perception
Compliment
To praise commendation, or admiration
Complement
Something that completes or makes perfect.
Accept
To take or recieve
Except
With the exclusion of
Effect
A thing that is produced, to cause to happen
Affect
To influence, to act on
Stationary
Standing still
Stationery
Paper usually for writing papers
Principal
Head or director of a school, your 'pal'
Principle
Fundamental, primary or general law
There
In or at the place
Their
Possessive form of they
They're
'they are'
lose
unable to find, misplace, not win
loose
not tight
patience
to accept or tolerate without getting upset or angry
patients
a person receiving hospital or medical care
pause
a brief cessation in action
paws
the feet of an animal
whole
the entire item
aloud
not silent, audibly, loudly
allowed
acceptable
desert
a dry, barren land, to leave or abandon
dessert
the sweet course at the end of a meal
too
also, excessively
two
the number after one
to
in the direction of
set
to put, lay, or stand something in a place
lie
horizontal position, to remain in a specific state
lay, laid
to put down gently
less
smaller amount, lower rank, not as much
fewer
a smaller number of

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