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20th May '17 6:12:34 PM Bootlebat
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** Or It could mean more free in a non monetary sense.
18th May '17 7:13:18 PM nombretomado
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* "bespeckled" for "bespectacled." [[UruseiYatsura Megane]] wears glasses, and isn't freckled or otherwise spotted.

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* "bespeckled" for "bespectacled." [[UruseiYatsura [[Manga/UruseiYatsura Megane]] wears glasses, and isn't freckled or otherwise spotted.
17th May '17 7:13:47 AM GothicProphet
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* "duly" (following proper procedure; as expected or predicted) vs. "dully" (with little interest; lacking liveliness; boredom). If you ''duly'' sign a document, you do so properly. If you ''dully'' sign a document, it bores you.
17th May '17 3:52:47 AM GothicProphet
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* "solidarity" for "solitary." The first is a group acting in unison, especially as pertains to labor movements; the second is one by itself. "Solidarity" has nothing to do with isolation,in fact they are almost opposites

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* "solidarity" for "solitary." The first is a group acting in unison, especially as pertains to labor movements; the second is one by itself. "Solidarity" has nothing to do with isolation,in isolation; in fact they are almost oppositesopposites.
15th May '17 8:24:46 PM Bootlebat
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* "solidarity" for "solitary." The first is a group acting in unison, especially as pertains to labor movements; the second is one by itself. "Solidarity" has nothing to do with isolation.

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* "solidarity" for "solitary." The first is a group acting in unison, especially as pertains to labor movements; the second is one by itself. "Solidarity" has nothing to do with isolation.isolation,in fact they are almost opposites
15th May '17 8:11:16 PM Bootlebat
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* "simplistic" is not a "fancier" way of saying simple. It means oversimplified or simple to a fault, such as [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity "He has a simplistic view of morality"]]
13th May '17 5:29:02 AM GothicProphet
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* "isle" (a small, isolated outcrop of land in the middle of a body of water) for "aisle" (a passage between two rows of objects).

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* "isle" (a small, isolated outcrop of land in the middle of a body of water) for vs. "aisle" (a passage between two rows of objects).objects) vs. "I'll" (contraction of "I shall/will").
13th May '17 5:28:00 AM GothicProphet
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* "arthritis" is a disease that causes stiff, painful joints; "arthuritis", if it meant anything, would be the urge to [[Myth/KingArthur pull swords from stones]].


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* "inequity" (lack of fairness or justice) vs. "iniquity" (something sinful or wicked). Inequity may be iniquity, and iniquity may involve inequity, but they're not the same word.
11th May '17 1:29:30 AM Trueman001
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* "pagan" (or even worse, "Satanist") is sometimes abused to mean [[ArtisticLicenseReligion "any religious belief to which I don't subscribe"]]; it actually refers to a particular belief system which arose in the early days of what is now Britain. In particular, yoga is described as "pagan" when it's actually Hindu in origin (and, in many cases of actual practice, has been stripped of its religious aspects); Hinduism and paganism aren't even from the same ''continent''.
2nd May '17 2:00:07 AM Trueman001
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* Beware of prefixes; as noted above, although "in-" is usually one ot the "not-" prefixes, "flammable" (can burst into flame) and "inflammable" (can be inflamed) are the same thing. Likewise, "indecent" is specifically the opposite of "decent" meaning "moral"; to negate other senses (good, fitting) you need "non-decent". Then there's "a-", "an-" and "as-"; words with these beginnings are often negatives (e.g. "azoic" = "not from a living thing"), but not always. "An-" in particular can also mean "back" (e.g. "Anabaptist", one who belives in adult baptism) or "down" ("analyze", to break down -- the nominal opposite of "catalyse", which etymologically ought to mean "to break up").

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* Beware of prefixes; as noted above, although "in-" is usually one ot the "not-" prefixes, "flammable" (can burst into flame) and "inflammable" (can be inflamed) are the same thing. Likewise, "indecent" is specifically the opposite of "decent" meaning "moral"; to negate other senses (good, fitting) you need "non-decent". Then there's "a-", "an-" and "as-"; words with these beginnings are often negatives (e.g. "azoic" = "not from a living thing"), but not always. "An-" in particular can also mean "back" (e.g. "Anabaptist", one who belives in adult baptism) or "down" ("analyze", to break down -- the nominal opposite of "catalyse", which etymologically ought to mean "to break up"). "Ab-" is another problem prefix; it can be an intensifier ("absurd", and the related "irrational" meaning the same thing, both come from the Pythagoreans' prejudice against square roots (surds) because most of them cannot be expressed as rational fractions; or "aboriginal" meaning the most-definitely-original population) or a negator ("abnormal"=not normal).
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