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credible, credulous - vocabulary

credible, credulous - adjective Credible: capable of being believed; worthy of belief, as in a credible witness.Credulous: willing...

Criteria vs. Criterion

There is a bit of confusion that surrounds the use of criteria vs. criterion. What is the difference between...

criterion - vocabulary

criterion - noun A standard, rule, or principle by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion.Note:  The word criterion is singular. Though criterions is an a...

criterion, criteria

Criterion is a singular noun that means the “standard” or “rule” used to make a judgment or decision.Criteria is the...

criticism - correct spelling

criticism nounExample: He does not respond well to criticism, no matter how justified....

criticize - correct spelling

criticize verbExample: The teacher will criticize your work and suggest ways to improve....

critique

Until the middle of the 1900s, the word critique served as a noun. But as the verb criticize began to have negative connotations, the word ...

crystal - correct spelling

crystal noun and adjectiveExample: He served the pinot noir in his finest crystal. noun...

Cue vs. Queue

Cue and queue sound the same when spoken aloud, but they do not mean the same thing. This difference in mean...

culpable - vocabulary

culpable - adjective Guilty, deserving blame or censure, blameworthy. "You were a full participant, and you were at least equally culpable with every other man sentenced in this case,...

curiosity - correct spelling

curiosity nounExample: Curiosity killed the cat....

Currant vs. Current

Languages have so many words that some of them are bound to be similar. In English, words that sound alike b...

Current vs. Currant

Homophones can be confusing, and in their misuse, hilarity sometimes ensues. If you write that someone was swept away by the currant and you aren’t relating a cautionary tale of dru...

currently, presently

These words are often used to describe an action that is occurring now, at this moment in time.The word presently has come to be used more frequently to describe an action that is just about to happen rather than one...

cursory - vocabulary

cursory - adjective Rapid and superficial, hasty without noticing details, not thorough. "In India, there is the priestly caste . . . ," "The Arunta, an aboriginal tribe from central Australia . . . ,...

cylinder - correct spelling

cylinder nounExample: In the geometry class, the teacher explained the shape of the cylinder....

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