Grammar Bomb: insight VS incite

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“insight” | noun | [THINK: deep understanding]

“incite” | verb | [THINK: stir up to violence]

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Poetic Beauty

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“Beauty is the sole legitimate province of the poem.”

— Edgar Allan Poe

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Grammar Bomb: suffrage VS suffer

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“suffrage” | noun | [THINK: right to vote]

“suffer” | verb | [THINK: subjected to something bad]

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WordHit: stopgap [noun]

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stopgap [noun]:

a temporary way of dealing with a problem.

{Common misspelling: stop-gap}

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Golden Writers Lives

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“Writers live twice.”

— Natalie Goldberg

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Grammar Bomb: sleight of hand VS slide of hand

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“sleight of hand” | phrase | [THINK: skillful deception]

“slide of hand” | not used | [THINK: moving hand on surface]

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WordHit: espresso [noun]

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espresso [noun]:

strong black coffee.

{Common misspelling: expresso}

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The Right of the Born Writer

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For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.”

— Catherine Drinker Bowen

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Grammar Bomb: take for granted VS take for granite

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“take for granted” | phrase | [THINK: fail to appreciate]

“take for granite” | not used | [THINK: mistake for rock]

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WordHit: unforgivingness [noun]

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unforgivingness [noun]:

the state of not being willing to forgive or excuse people’s faults or wrongdoings.

{Common misspelling: unforgiveness}

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