November 21, 2018

M. J. Maddox, PhD
is the American English Doctor.
 
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Words To Know

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adiposity: another word for obesity
antebellum : literally, “before the war.” The war referred to is the United States Civil War (1861-1865).
autodidact : self-taught

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booze : alcoholic drink
bowdlerize : remove or change the original words written by an author.

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faucet/facet : two words some people tend to confuse. A faucet is a device for letting water flow through a pipe. A facet is a side.
fawn : a baby deer

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hydrophobia : literally, “fear of water.” Usually refers to a dangerous disease in dogs and other animals.

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jibe/jive

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lintel

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pariah
peal/peel

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rabies

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seams/seams

shutter/shudder

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tenant/tenet
threshold
tread

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