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Quick entries: C

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Calumny: A false statement meant to hurt someone's reputation. Plural calumnies. Camaraderie vs. comradeship: no difference in meaning. Can of worms: an issue that when broached is likely to raise a complex set of unresolvable issues. Candor vs. candour: candor in American … [Read more...]

Quick entries: B

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Backstage: one word. Backwater: an isolated place. Bad vs. badly: Bad is a long-established flat adverb (i.e., an adjective that can become an adverb without adding -ly), but many people believe using bad as an adverb is always wrong. You can either ignore these people or play it safe by … [Read more...]

Quick entries: A

Note: Many of the entries here will eventually become full-length posts. Some are rough and have not been fully researched. If you have any corrections or would like to add anything, please comment. Aberrant: deviating from norms. There is also aberrational, meaning or or relating to aberration; and the rare aberrative, meaning tending to deviate from norms.  Absorption: absorbtion is a misspelling. Accent vs. accentuate: As the traditional distinction goes, accent is literal … [Read more...]

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