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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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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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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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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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Grammar Bomb: not famous VS infamous

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“not famous” | adj | [THINK: NOT known]

“infamous” | adj | [THINK: WELL known for BAD]

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WordHit: mother lode [noun]

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mother lode [noun]:

a principle vein of ore or mineral; a rich source of something.

{Common misspelling: mother load}

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Grammar Bomb: APART vs A PART

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“Stand apart from the pack,

and be a part of something greater.”

 

apart {adv} [THINK: separated by distance]
a part {noun} [THINK: a piece or segment of something]

 

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