Commonly Misspelled Words

A

al-lot-ted

ar-riv-al

be-lieve

cel-e-bra-tion

com-pro-mise

ab-bre-vi-ate

al-low-ance

ar-ti-cle

ben-e-fi-cial

cem-e-ter-y

con-cede

a-brupt

all right (2 words)

ar-ti-fi-cial

ben-e-fit (-ed)

cen-sus

con-ceive

ab-cess

al-most

as-cend

be-tween

cen-tu-ry

con-cern-ing

ab-so-lute (-ly)

a lot (2 words)

as-cer-tain

bi-cy-cle

cer-tain (-ly)

con-cert

ab-sorb-bent

al-ready

as-i-nine

big-gest

cer-tif-i-cate

con-ces-sion

ab-surd

al-though

as-sas-in

bis-cuit

ces-sa-tion

con-clude

a-bun-dance

al-to-geth-er

as-sess (-ment)

bliz-zard

chal-lenge

con-crete

ac-cede

a-lu-mi-num

as-sign-ment

book-keep-er

change-a-ble

con-curred

ac-cel-er-ate

al-ways

as-sist-ance

bough

char-ac-ter (-is-tic)

con-cur-rence

ac-cept (-ance)

am-a-teur

as-so-ci-ate

bought

chauf-fer

con-demn

ac-ces-si-ble

am-bi-tion

as-so-ci-a-tion

bouil-lon

chief

con-de-scend

ac-ces-so-ry

a-mend-ment

as-sume

bound-a-ry

chim-ney

con-di-tion

ac-ci-den-tal (-ly)

a-mong

as-sur-ance

break-fast

choc-o-late

con-fer-ence

ac-com-mo-date

a-mount

as-ter-isk

breath (noun)

choice

con-ferred

ac-com-pa-ny

a-mus-ing

ath-lete

breathe (verb)

choose

con-fi-dence

ac-com-plish

a-nal-y-sis

ath-let-ic

brief

Chris-tian

con-fi-den-tial

ac-cor-dance

an-a-lyze

at-tach

bril-liant

cir-cuit

con-grat-u-late

ac-cord-ing

an-cient

at-tack (-ed)

Brit-ain

cir-cu-lar

con-quer

ac-count

an-ec-dote

at-tempt

bro-chure

cir-cum-stance

con-science

ac-crued

an-es-thet-ic

at-tend-ance

brought

cite

con-sci-en-tious

ac-cu-mu-late

an-gle

at-ten-tion

bruise

civ-i-li-za-tion

con-scious

ac-cu-rate

an-ni-hi-late

at-ti-tude

budg-et

cli-en-tele

con-sen-sus

ac-cus-tom (-ed)

an-ni-ver-sa-ry

at-tor-ney

built

cli-mate

con-se-quence

ache

an-nounce

at-trac-tive

bul-le-tin

climb

con-ser-va-tive

a-chieve (-ment)

an-noy-ance

au-di-ble

bouy-ant

clothes

con-sid-er-a-bly

ac-knowl-edge

an-nu-al (-ly)

au-di-ence

bu-reau

coach

con-sign-ment

ac-quaint-ance

a-noint

au-thor

bur-glar

co-coa

con-sis-tent

ac-qui-esce

a-non-y-mous

au-thor-i-ty

bur-ied

co-er-cion

con-sti-tu-tion

ac-quired

an-swer

au-to-mo-bile

bur-y

col-lar

con-tempt-i-ble

a-cross

ant-arc-tic

au-tumn

busi-ness

col-lat-er-al

con-tin-u-al-ly

ac-tu-al

an-tic-i-pate

aux-il-ia-ry

bus-y

col-lege

con-tin-ue

a-dapt

anx-i-et-y

a-vail-a-ble

C

col-lo-qui-al

con-tin-u-ous

ad-di-tion (-al)

anx-ious

av-er-age

caf-e-te-ri-a

colo-nel

con-trol

ad-dress

an-y-thing

aw-ful (-ly)

caf-feine

col-or

con-tro-ver-sial

ad-e-quate

a-part-ment

awk-ward

cal-en-dar

co-los-sal

con-tro-ver-sy

ad-journed

a-pol-o-gize

B

cam-paign

col-umn

con-ven-ience

ad-just-ment

a-pol-o-gy

bach-e-lor

can-celed

com-e-dy

con-vince

ad-mi-ra-ble

ap-pa-ra-tus

bag-gage

can-di-date

com-fort-a-ble

cool-ly

ad-mis-si-ble

ap-par-ent (-ly)

bal-ance

can-is-ter

com-ing

co-op-er-ate

ad-mit-tance

ap-peal

bal-loon

ca-noe

com-mence

cor-dial

ad-o-les-cent

ap-pear-ance

bal-lot

can't

com-mer-cial

cor-po-ra-tion

ad-van-ta-geous

ap-pe-tite

ba-nan-a

ca-pac-i-ty

com-mis-sion

cor-re-late

ad-ver-tise-ment

ap-pli-ance

ban-dage

cap-i-tal

com-mit

cor-re-spond

ad-ver-tis-ing

ap-pli-ca-ble

bank-rupt

cap-i-tol

com-mit-ment

cor-re-spond-ence

ad-vice (noun)

ap-pli-ca-tion

ban-quet

cap-tain

com-mit-ted

cor-rob-o-rate

ad-vis-a-ble

ap-point-ment

bar-gain

car-bu-ret-or

com-mit-tee

cough

ad-vise (verb)

ap-prais-al

bar-rel

ca-reer

com-mu-ni-cate

could-n't

ae-ri-al

ap-pre-ci-ate

base-ment

car-i-ca-ture

com-mu-ni-ty

coun-cil (noun)

af-fect

ap-proach

ba-sis

car-riage

com-par-a-tive

coun-sel (verb)

af-fi-da-vit

ap-pro-pri-ate

bat-ter-y

car-ry-ing

(-ly)

coun-ter-feit

a-gain

ap-prov-al

beau-ti-ful

cash-ier

com-par-i-son

coun-try

a-gainst

ap-prox-i-mate-ly

beau-ty

cas-se-role

com-pel

cour-rage

ag-gra-vate

ar-chi-tect

be-come

cas-u-al-ty

com-pe-tent

cou-ra-geous

ag-gres-sion

arc-tic

be-com-ing

cat-a-log

com-pe-ti-tion

cour-te-ous

a-gree-a-ble

ar-gue

be-fore

ca-tas-tro-phe

com-pet-i-tive (-ly)

cour-te-sy

a-gree-ment

ar-gu-ment

beg-gar

cat-e-go-ry

com-plain

cous-in

aisle

a-rith-me-tic

be-gin-ning

caught

com-ple-ment

cov-er-age

al-co-hol

a-round

be-hav-ior

cav-al-ry

com-plete (-ly)

cred-i-tor

a-lign-ment

a-rouse

be-ing

ceil-ing

com-plex-ion

cri-sis

al-ley

ar-range-ment

be-lief

cel-e-brate

com-pli-ment

crit-i-cism

crit-i-cize crowd cru-el cu-ri-os-i-ty cu-ri-ous cur-rent cur-ric-u-lum cus-tom cus-tom-ar-y cus-tom-er cyl-in-der

dai-ly dair-y dan-ger-ous dealt debt-or de-ceased de-ceit-ful de-ceive de-cid-ed de-ci-sion dec-la-ra-tion dec-o-rate de-duct-i-ble de-fend-ant de-fense de-ferred def-i-cit def-i-nite (-ly)

def-i-ni-tion del-e-gate de-li-cious de-moc-ra-cy de-pend-ent de-pos-i-tor de-pot de-scend de-scribe de-scrip-tion de-sert (place)

de-serve de-sign de-sir-a-ble de-sir-ous de-spair des-per-ate de-spise des-sert (food)

de-te-ri-o-rate de-ter-mine de-vel-op de-vel-op-ment de-vice (noun)

de-vise (verb)

di-a-mond di-a-phragm di-ar-rhe-a di-a-ry dic-tion-ar-y dif-fer-ence dif-fer-ent dif-fi-cul-ty di-lap-i-dat-ed di-lem-ma dil-i-gence din-ing di-plo-ma di-rec-tor dis-a-gree-a-ble dis-ap-pear dis-ap-point dis-ap-prove dis-as-trous dis-ci-pline dis-cov-er dis-crep-an-cy dis-cuss dis-cus-sion dis-ease dis-sat-is-fied dis-si-pate dis-tin-guish dis-trib-ute di-vide di-vine di-vis-i-ble di-vi-sion doc-tor does-n't dom-i-nant dor-mi-to-ry doubt dropped drowned drudg-er-y du-al du-pli-cate dye-ing (add color) dy-ing (expire) E

ea-ger-ly ear-nest ec-o-nom-i-cal e-con-o-my ec-sta-sy e-di-tion ef-fect ef-fer-ves-cent ef-fi-ca-cy ef-fi-cien-cy eighth ei-ther e-lab-or-ate e-lec-tric-i-ty el-e-phant e-lev-enth el-i-gi-ble e-lim-i-nate el-lipse em-bar-ass e-mer-gen-cy em-i-grate em-i-nent em-pha-size em-ploy-ee em-ploy-ment e-mul-sion en-close en-cour-age en-deav-or en-dorse (-ment)

en-gi-neer

En-glish e-nor-mous e-nough en-ter-prise en-ter-tain en-thu-si-as-tic en-tire (-ly)

en-trance en-vel-op (verb)

en-ve-lope (noun)

e-quipped e-quiv-a-lent es-pe-cial-ly es-sen-tial es-tab-lish es-teemed et-i-quette e-ven-tu-al (-ly)

ev-i-dence ev-i-dent-ly ex-ag-ger-ate ex-ceed ex-cel-lent ex-cept ex-cep-tion-al (-ly)

ex-ces-sive ex-cite (-ment)

ex-hib-it ex-hi-bi-tion ex-hil-a-ra-tion ex-is-tence ex-or-bi-tant ex-pect ex-pe-di-tion ex-pend-i-ture ex-pense ex-pen-sive ex-pe-ri-ence ex-plain ex-pla-na-tion ex-pres-sion ex-qui-site ex-ten-sion ex-tinct ex-troar-di-nar-y ex-treme (-ly) F

fa-cil-i-ties fal-la-cy fa-mil-iar fa-mous fas-ci-nate fas-ci-nat-ing fash-ion fa-tigue (d)

fau-cet fa-vor-ite fea-si-ble fea-ture

Feb-ru-ar-y fed-er-al fem-i-nine fer-tile fic-ti-tious field fierce fi-ery fi-nal-ly fi-nan-cial (-ly)

flies fo-li-age for-ci-ble for-eign for-feit for-go for-mal-ly for-mer-ly for-tu-nate (-ly)

for-ty for-ward foun-tain fourth frag-ile fran-ti-cal-ly freight friend ful-fill fun-da-men-tal fur-ther-more fu-tile

gad-get gai-e-ty gan-grene ga-rage gas-o-line gauge ge-ne-al-o-gy gen-er-al-ly gen-er-ous ge-nius gen-u-ine ge-og-ra-phy ghet-to ghost glo-ri-ous gnaw gov-ern-ment gov-er-nor gra-cious grad-u-a-tion gram-mar grate-ful grat-i-tude grease grief (noun)

grieve (verb)

griev-ous gro-cer-y grudge grue-some guar-an-tee guard guard-i-an guer-ril-la guess guessed guid-ance guide guilt-y gym-na-si-um gyp-sy gy-ro-scope H

hab-i-tat ham-mer hand-ker-chief han-dle (d)

hand-some hap-haz-ard hap-pen (ed)

hap-pi-ness ha-rass har-bor hast-i-ly hav-ing haz-ard-ous heard height hem-or-rhage hes-i-tate hin-drance his-to-ry hoarse hol-i-day hon-or (-a-ble)

hop-ing (wish)

hop-ping (jump)

horde hor-ri-ble hos-pi-tal hu-mor-ous hur-ried (-ly)

hur-ry-ing hy-drau-lic hy-giene hymn hy-poc-ri-sy hyp-o-crite

i-am-bic i-ci-cle i-den-ti-cal id-i-o-syn-cra-sy ig-no-rant il-leg-i-ble il-lit-er-ate il-lus-trate im-ag-i-nar-y im-ag-i-na-tive im-ag-ine im-i-ta-tion im-me-di-ate (-ly)

im-mense im-mi-grant im-mor-tal im-pa-tient im-per-a-tive im-por-tance im-pos-si-ble im-promp-tu im-prove (-ment)

in-al-ien-a-ble in-ci-den-tal-ly in-con-ven-ience in-cred-i-ble in-curred in-def-i-nite (-ly)

in-del-i-ble in-de-pend-ence in-de-pend-ent

In-di-an in-dict-ment in-dis-pen-sa-ble in-di-vid-u-al in-duce-ment in-dus-tri-al in-dus-tri-ous in-ev-i-ta-ble in-fe-ri-or in-ferred in-fi-nite in-flam-ma-ble in-flu-en-tial in-gen-ious in-gen-u-ous in-im-i-ta-ble in-i-tial in-i-ti-a-tion in-no-cence in-no-cent in-oc-u-la-tion in-quir-y in-stal-la-tion in-stance in-stead in-sti-tute in-sur-ance in-tel-lec-tu-al in-tel-li-gence in-ten-tion in-ter-cede in-ter-est (-ing)

in-ter-fere in-ter-mit-tent in-ter-pret (-ed)

in-ter-rupt in-ter-view in-ti-mate in-va-lid in-ves-ti-gate in-ves-tor in-vi-ta-tion ir-i-des-cent ir-rel-e-vant ir-re-sis-ti-ble

ir-rev-er-ent

lunch-eon

nec-es-sar-y

per-haps

pro-fes-sor

rhyme

ir-ri-gate

lux-u-ry

ne-ces-si-ty

per-il

prom-i-nent

rhythm

is-land

M

neg-li-gi-ble

per-ma-nent

pro-nounce

ri-dic-u-lous

is-sue

ma-chine

ne-go-ti-ate

per-mis-si-ble

pro-nun-ci-a-tion

route

i-tem-ize (d)

mag-a-zine

neigh-bor-hood

per-mit-ted

pro-pa-gan-da

run-ning

i-tin-er-ar-y

mag-nif-i-cent

nei-ther

per-pen-dic-u-lar

pros-e-cute

S

it's (it is)

main-tain

nev-er-the-less

per-se-ver-ance

pro-tein

sac-ri-fice

main-te-nance

nick-el

per-sis-tent

psy-chol-o-gy

sac-ri-le-gious

jan-i-tor

ma-jor-i-ty

niece

per-son-al (-ly)

pub-lic-ly

safe-ty

jeal-ous (-y)

mak-ing

nine-teenth

per-son-nel

pump-kin

sal-a-ry

jeop-ard-ize

man-age-ment

nine-ty

per-spi-ra-tion

pur-chase

sand-wich

jew-el-ry

ma-neu-ver

non-sense

per-suade

pur-sue

sat-is-fac-to-ry

jour-nal

man-u-al

no-tice-a-ble

phase

pur-su-ing

Sat-ur-day

jour-ney

man-u-fac-ture

no-to-ri-e-ty

phe-nom-e-non

pur-suit

sau-cer

judg-ment

man-u-script

nu-cle-ar

phi-los-o-phy

Q

scarce-ly

jus-tice

mar-riage

nui-sance

phys-i-cal

qual-i-fied

scene

jus-ti-fi-a-ble

mar-shal

nu-mer-ous

phy-si-cian

quan-ti-ty

scen-er-y

K

ma-te-ri-al

O

pic-nick-ing

quar-ter

sched-ule

kitch-en

math-e-mat-ics

o-be-di-ence

piece

ques-tion-naire

scheme

knife

max-i-mum

o-bey

planned

qui-et

sci-ence

knowl-edge

may-or

o-blige

pla-teau

quite

scis-sors

knuck-le

mean-ness

ob-sta-cle

plau-si-ble

quo-tient

sec-re-tar-y

L

meant

oc-cai-sion (-al-ly)

play-wright

R

seize

la-bel

mea-sure

oc-cu-pant

pleas-ant

raise

sense

lab-o-ra-to-ry

med-i-cine

oc-cur (-ring)

pleas-ure

rap-port

sen-si-ble

lac-quer

me-di-e-val

oc-curred

pledge

re-al-lize

sen-tence

lan-guage

me-di-o-cre

oc-cur-rence

pneu-mo-nia

re-al-ly

sen-ti-nel

laugh

me-di-um

of-fense

pol-i-ti-cian

re-cede

sep-a-rate

laun-dry

mem-o-ran-dum

of-fi-cial

por-trayed

re-ceipt

ser-geant

law-yer

men-us

of-ten

pos-sess

re-ceive (d)

se-ri-ous

league

mer-chan-dise

o-mis-sion

pos-ses-sion

rec-i-pe

sev-er-al

lec-ture

mere

o-mit-ted

pos-si-ble

re-cip-i-ent

se-vere (-ly)

led

mer-it

o-pin-ion

prac-ti-cal (-ly)

rec-og-ni-tion

shep-herd

le-gal

mes-sage

op-er-ate

prai-rie

rec-og-nize

sher-iff

leg-i-ble

mile-age

op-po-nent

pre-cede

rec-om-mend

shin-ing

leg-is-la-ture

mil-lion (-aire)

op-por-tu-ni-ty

pre-ce-dence

re-cur-rence

shriek

le-git-i-mate

min-i-a-ture

op-po-site

pre-ced-ing

ref-er-ence

siege

lei-sure

min-i-mum

op-ti-mism

pre-cious

re-ferred

sig-nif-i-cance

length

min-ute (time)

or-di-nance

pre-cise (-ly)

re-fer-ring

sim-i-lar

let-ter-head

mi-nute (small)

or-di-nar-i-ly

pre-ci-sion

re-hearse

si-mul-ta-ne-ous

li-a-bil-i-ty

mir-ror

or-di-nar-y

pre-de-ces-sor

reign

since

li-a-ble

mis-cel-la-ne-ous

o-rig-in-al (-ly)

pre-fer (-a-ble)

re-im-burse

sin-cere (-ly)

li-ai-son

mis-chief

out-ra-geous

pref-er-ence

rel-e-vant

ski-ing

li-brar-y

mis-chie-vous

P

pre-ferred

re-lief

sol-dier

li-cense

mis-er-a-ble

pag-eant

prej-u-dice

re-lieve

sol-emn

lieu-ten-ant

mis-er-y

paid

pre-lim-i-nar-y

re-li-gious

so-phis-ti-cat-ed

light-ning

mis-sile

pam-phlet

pre-mi-um

re-mem-ber

soph-o-more

lik-a-ble

mis-sion-ar-y

par-a-dise

prep-a-ra-tion

re-mem-brance

so-ror-i-ty

like-ly

mis-spell

par-a-graph

pre-pare

rem-i-nisce

source

lin-e-age

mois-ture

par-al-lel

pre-scrip-tion

ren-dez-vous

sou-ve-nir

liq-ue-fy

mol-e-cule

par-a-lyze (d)

pres-ence

re-new-al

spa-ghet-ti

liq-uid

mo-men-tous

pa-ren-the-ses

pres-tige

re-nowned

speak

lis-ten (-er)

mo-not-o-nous

pa-ren-the-sis

prev-a-lent

rep-e-ti-tion

spe-cial

lit-er-ar-y

mon-u-ment

par-lia-ment

pre-vi-ous

rep-re-sen-ta-tive

spe-cif-ic

lit-er-a-ture

mor-al

par-tial

prim-i-tive

req-ui-si-tion

spec-i-men

live-li-hood

mort-gage

par-tic-i-pant

prin-ci-pal (chief)

res-er-voir

speech

liv-ing

mu-nic-i-pal

par-tic-i-pate

prin-ci-ple (rule)

re-sis-tance

sphere

log-a-rithm

mus-cle

par-tic-u-lar (-ly)

pri-or-i-ty

re-spect-a-bly

spon-sor

lone-li-ness

mu-si-cian

pas-time

pris-on-er

re-spect-ful (-ly)

spon-ta-ne-ous

loose (release)

mus-tache

pa-tience

priv-i-lege

re-spec-tive (-ly)

sta-tion-ar-y (still)

lose (fail to keep)

mys-te-ri-ous

pa-tron-age

prob-a-bly

re-spon-si-ble

sta-tion-er-y

los-ing

N

pe-cu-liar

pro-ce-dure

re-spon-si-bil-i-ty

(paper)

lov-a-ble

na-ive

per-ceive

pro-ceed

res-tau-rant

sta-tis-tic

love-ly

nat-u-ral-ly

per-form-ance

pro-fes-sion

rheu-ma-tism

stat-ue

stat-ure

tongue

voice

stat-ute

to-night

vol-ume

stom-ach

touch

vol-un-tar-y

stopped

tour-na-ment

vol-un-teer

straight

tour-ni-quet

W

strat-e-gy

to-ward

waive

strength

trag-e-dy

wan-der

stretched

trai-tor

war-rant

stub-born

tran-quil-iz-er

weath-er

stud-y-ing

trans-ferred

Wednes-day

sub-si-dize

trea-sur-er

weird

sub-stan-tial

tre-men-dous

wel-come

sub-sti-tute

tried

wel-fare

sub-tle

tries

where

suc-ceed

tru-ly

wheth-er

suc-cess

Tues-day

which

suf-fi-cient

tu-i-tion

whole

sug-ges-tion

twelfth

whol-ly

sum-ma-rize

typ-i-cal

whose

sum-ma-ry

typ-ing

width

su-per-fi-cial

U

wo-man (singular)

su-per-in-tend-ent

u-nan-i-mous

wo-men (plural)

su-pe-ri-or-i-ty

un-con-scious

worth-while

su-per-sede

un-doubt-ed-ly

wor-thy

sup-ple-ment

un-for-tu-nate

wreck-age

sup-pose

(-ly)

wrench

sure-ly

u-nique

wres-tler

sur-prise

u-ni-son

write

sur-veil-lance

u-ni-ver-si-ty

writ-ing

sur-vey

un-nec-es-sar-y

writ-ten

sus-cep-ti-ble

un-prec-e-dent-ed

wrought

sus-pi-cious

un-til

Y

sus-te-nance

un-us-u-al

yacht

swim-ming

up-per

yel-low

syl-la-ble

ur-gent

yes-ter-day

sym-met-ri-cal

us-a-ble

yield

sym-pa-thy

use-ful

sym-pho-ny

us-ing

symp-tom

u-su-al (-ly)

syn-chro-nous

u-ten-sil

sys-tem

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