100 Commonly Misspelled Words Set 2
The second set of spelling words on the list of 100 commonly misspelled words. Works Cited Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013. <http://dictionary.reference.com/>.
Terms in this set (25)
Adjective: Having or showing good manners; polite.
Noun: 1. The act of passing judgment as to the merits of anything.
2. The act of passing severe judgment; censure; faultfinding.
3. The act or art of analyzing and evaluating or judging the quality of a literary or artistic work, musical performance, art exhibit, dramatic production, etc.
4. A critical comment, article, or essay; critique.
5. Any of various methods of studying texts or documents for the purpose of dating or reconstructing them, evaluating their authenticity, analyzing their content or style, etc.: historical criticism; literary criticism.
Noun: 1. The desire to learn or know about anything; inquisitiveness.
2. A curious, rare, or novel thing.
3. A strange, curious, or interesting quality.
4. Archaic. carefulness; fastidiousness.
Adjective: 1. Pertaining to tenths or to the number 10.
2. Proceeding by tens: a decimal system.
Noun: 3. Decimal fraction.
1. Fine in texture, quality, construction, etc.: a delicate lace collar.
2. Fragile; easily damaged; frail: delicate porcelain; a delicate child.
3. So fine as to be scarcely perceptible; subtle: a delicate flavor.
4. Soft or faint, as color: a delicate shade of pink.
5. Fine or precise in action or execution; capable of responding to the slightest influence: a delicate instrument.
Noun: 1. Any chiefly terrestrial, herbivorous or carnivorous reptile of the extinct orders Saurischia and Ornithischia, from the Mesozoic Era, certain species of which are the largest known land animals.
2. Something that is unwieldy in size, anachronistically outmoded, or unable to adapt to change: The old steel mill was a dinosaur that cost the company millions to operate.
Verb: 1. To change the appearance or guise of so as to conceal identity or mislead, as by means of deceptive garb: The king was disguised as a peasant.
2. To conceal or cover up the truth or actual character of by a counterfeit form or appearance; misrepresent: to disguise one's intentions.
Noun: 3. That which disguises; something that serves or is intended for concealment of identity, character, or quality; a deceptive covering, condition, manner, etc.: Noble words can be the disguise of base intentions.
4. The makeup, mask, costume, or overall changed appearance of an entertainer: a clown's disguise.
5. The act of disguising: to speak without disguise.
6. The state of being disguised; masquerade: The gods appeared in disguise.
Verb (used with object): 1. To separate into parts, groups, sections, etc.
2. To separate or part from something else; sunder; cut off.
3. To deal out in parts; distribute in shares; apportion.
4. To cleave; part.
5. To separate in opinion or feeling; cause to disagree: The issue divided the senators.
Noun: 1. The branch of biology dealing with the relations and interactions between organisms and their environment, including other organisms.
2. Also called human ecology. the branch of sociology concerned with the spacing and interdependence of people and institutions.
Adjective: 1. Next after the seventh.
2. Being one of eight equal parts.
Noun: 3. An eighth part, especially of one (⅛).
4. The eighth member of a series.
5. Music. octave.
Verb (used with object): 1. To cause confusion and shame to; make uncomfortably self-conscious; disconcert; abash: His bad table manners embarrassed her.
2. To make difficult or intricate, as a question or problem; complicate.
3. To put obstacles or difficulties in the way of; impede: The motion was advanced in order to embarrass the progress of the bill.
4. To beset with financial difficulties; burden with debt: The decline in sales embarrassed the company.
verb (used without object)
5. To become disconcerted, abashed, or confused.
Noun: 1. The aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences; surroundings; milieu.
2. Ecology. The air, water, minerals, organisms, and all other external factors surrounding and affecting a given organism at any time.
3. The social and cultural forces that shape the life of a person or a population.
4. Computers. the hardware or software configuration, or the mode of operation, of a computer system: In a time-sharing environment, transactions are processed as they occur.
5. An indoor or outdoor setting that is characterized by the presence of environmental art that is itself designed to be site-specific.
Noun: 1. Anything kept, furnished, or provided for a specific purpose.
2. The act of equipping a person or thing.
3. The state of being equipped.
4. The personal knowledge and skill required for a task, occupation, etc.: He has the necessary equipment for law.
5. The rolling stock of a railroad.
Adverb: Particularly; exceptionally; markedly: Be especially watchful.
Adjective: 1. Possessing outstanding quality or superior merit; remarkably good.
2. Archaic. extraordinary; superior.
Noun: 1. A particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something: My encounter with the bear in the woods was a frightening experience.
2. The process or fact of personally observing, encountering, or undergoing something: business experience.
3. The observing, encountering, or undergoing of things generally as they occur in the course of time: to learn from experience; the range of human experience.
4. Knowledge or practical wisdom gained from what one has observed, encountered, or undergone: a man of experience.
5. Philosophy . the totality of the cognitions given by perception; all that is perceived, understood, and remembered.
Noun: 1. The act or process of explaining.
2. Something that explains; a statement made to clarify something and make it understandable; exposition: an explanation of a poem.
3. A meaning or interpretation: to find an explanation for a mystery.
4. A mutual declaration of the meaning of words spoken, actions, motives, etc., with a view to adjusting a misunderstanding or reconciling differences: After a long and emotional explanation they were friends again.
Noun: 1. Imagination, especially when extravagant and unrestrained.
2. The forming of mental images, especially wondrous or strange fancies; imaginative conceptualizing.
3. A mental image, especially when unreal or fantastic; vision: a nightmare fantasy.
4. Psychology. An imagined or conjured up sequence fulfilling a psychological need; daydream.
5. A hallucination.
Noun: Any device for controlling the flow of liquid from a pipe or the like by opening or closing an orifice; tap; cock.
Adjective: 1. Next after the third; being the ordinal number for four.
2. Being one of four equal parts.
3. Automotive. of, pertaining to, or operating at the gear transmission ratio at which the drive shaft speed is greater than that of third gear for a given engine crankshaft speed, but not so great as that of fifth gear, if such exists: fourth gear.
Noun: 4. A fourth part, especially of one (¼).
5. The fourth member of a series.
a. A tone on the fourth degree from a given tone (counted as the first).
b. The interval between such tones.
c. The harmonic combination of such tones.
7. Automotive. fourth gear: She downshifted from fifth to fourth as we started up the hill.
8. (initial capital letter) Independence Day; the Fourth of July (usually preceded by the).
Noun: A volatile, flammable liquid mixture of hydrocarbons, obtained from petroleum, and used as fuel for internal-combustion engines, as a solvent, etc.
Noun: The basic physical unit of heredity; a linear sequence of nucleotides along a segment of DNA that provides the coded instructions for synthesis of RNA, which, when translated into protein, leads to the expression of hereditary character.
Adjective: 1. Possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic; real: genuine sympathy; a genuine antique.
2. Properly so called: a genuine case of smallpox.
3. Free from pretense, affectation, or hypocrisy; sincere: a genuine person.
4. Descended from the original stock; pure in breed: a genuine Celtic people.
Noun: 1. The study of the way the sentences of a language are constructed; morphology and syntax.
2. These features or constructions themselves: English grammar.
3. An account of these features; a set of rules accounting for these constructions: a grammar of English.
4. Generative Grammar. A device, as a body of rules, whose output is all of the sentences that are permissible in a given language, while excluding all those that are not permissible.
5. Prescriptive grammar.
Noun: 1. Extent or distance upward: The balloon stopped rising at a height of 500 feet.
2. Distance upward from a given level to a fixed point: the height from the ground to the first floor; the height of an animal at the shoulder.
3. The distance between the lowest and highest points of a person standing upright; stature: She is five feet in height.
4. Considerable or great altitude or elevation: the height of the mountains.
5. Often, heights.
a. A high place above a level; a hill or mountain: They stood on the heights overlooking the valley.
b. The highest part; top; apex; summit: In his dreams he reached the heights.