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Accept
to receive
Except
all but
Access
admittance, a way of approach
Excess
larger amount than needed
Accent
particular way of speaking
Ascent
upward climb
Assent
to agree
Advice
recommendation
Advise
to make recommendations
Affect
influence
Affect
an emotional response
Effect
result
Alter
change
Altar
platform in a church
Capital
1. major city of a state or nation
2.supply of wealth
Capitol
1. a building in Washington, D.C.
2. a building where legislature meets
Cite
quote or mention
Sight
ability to see
Site
location
Conscience
sense of right and wrong
Conscious
aware of
Consul
an official who represents her country in a foreign country
Council
group of people appointed or elected to make decisions
Counsel
to give advice
Decent
proper, in good taste
Descent
downward slope
Dissent
disagreement
Principal
1. chief, most important
2. head of a school
Principle
rule of basic life
Quiet
silence
Quit
stop
Quite
really
Moral
good, honorable
Morale
spirit
Patience
ability to wait
Patients
people suffering from an illness
Device
gadget
Devise
to think of
Stationary
unable to move
Stationery
paper for letter writing
Than
compare
Then
at the time
Then
(used with then) in that case
Thorough
complete, careful
Threw
form of the verb throw
Through
in one side and out the other
To
1. toward
2. used before a verb from
Too
1. more than enough
2.more than enough
Two
the number 2
Eminent
well known
Imminent
about to happen
Farther
grater distance, can be measured
Further
more, in addition
Formally
traditional, formal rules
Formerly
happening before
Irrelevant
inappropriate
Irreverent
disrespectful
Its
ownership
It's
contaction of it is
Later
after the expected time
Latter
the second of two things mentioned
Lessen
decrease
Lesson
something to be learned
Loose
1. not tight
2. free
Lose
1. misplace
2.suffering defeat
Ware
something to be marketed
Wear
have on
Where
in or from what place
Your
possession or ownership
You're
contraction of you are
Obvious
easy to grasp
Oblivious
unmindful of
Complement
something that competes of makes perfect
Compliment
expression of praise
Whose
possessive case of who; ownership
Who's
contraction of how has or who is
All ready
(everyone or everything) completed prepared
Already
prior to or at some specific time