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patience - correct spelling

patience - noun
Example: The loud barking caused him to lose his patience....

patience, patients

Patients often go to the doctor’s office.Patience is the ability to tolerate the inevitable delay when waiting at the doctor’s office.Example: In most hospital waiti...

patronize - vocabulary

To give a store or business one’s regular patronage; to trade with; to behave in an offensively condescending way. “Of course,” his mother persevered, “some of the programs are not very good, but we oug...

paucity - vocabulary

Smallness of quantity; scarcity. It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.—Samue...

pavilion - correct spelling

pavilion - noun and verb
Example: They rented the picnic pavilion for their son’s birthday. noun...

peace - correct spelling

peace - noun
See piece
.Example: The country had not experienced peace in decades....

peace, piece

Peace is “tranquility” or “the absence of war.”Piece means a “portion” or “part,” usually of a larger item or group of similar items.Example: There would never be ...

peaceable - correct spelling

peaceable - adjective
Example: He proposed a peaceable solution to settle the nerves of all parties....

Peak vs. Peek

Let's take a closer look to what "peak" and "peek" mean in order to clarify every puzzling aspect of "peak vs. peek". Peak vs. Peek...

peak, peek, pique

A peak is a “summit” or a prominent “point” that protrudes from another object or series of values.To peek means to “glance quickly.”To pique means...

Peal vs. Peel

"Peal" and "peel" may sound almost the same. This, for a non-native English user, might be confusing. If you find yourself wondering which spelling is correct for your context, or aim to understand what each word means and how it...

pear - correct spelling

pear - noun
Not pair.Example: He selected a pear, not an orange....

peculiar - correct spelling

peculiar - adjective
Example: She wore a peculiar hat, which caused the children to laugh....

pecuniary - vocabulary

Of or relating to money. No genuine equality, no real freedom, no true manhood or womanhood can exist on any foundation save that of pecuniary independence. As a right over a ...

pedagogy - vocabulary

The science and art of teaching; the function or work of a teacher. The first thing to know about Lan Samantha Chang, who has been named the new director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is that she has s...

Pedal vs. Peddle


pedantic - vocabulary

Ostentatious in one’s learning; characterized by a detailed, often ostentatious, attention to formalisms, especially in teaching. Here, Nabokov's aristocratic dilettantism is perfect, because ...

Peddle vs. Pedal

English spelling is full of apparent idiosyncrasies – native speakers and learners alike grapple with doubling consonants, how to form plurals, ‘i’ before ‘e’ except after ‘c’’, and have to dodge umptee...

peddle, petal, pedal

Peddle means “to sell.” Peddled is the past tense and past participle of that verb....

Peer vs. Pier

Pier and peer are homophones, meaning they sound alike but are spelled differently, and mean different things. They are also easily confused words. The spell-check application in word-processing softwar...

pejorative - vocabulary

Characterized by a belittling, disparaging, or derogatory force or effect.noun
The statement itself. Never . . . use the word gossip in a pe...

pencil - correct spelling

pencil - noun and verb
Example: He sharpened his pencil and began the audit. noun

penetrate - correct spelling

penetrate - verb
Example: Bullets failed to penetrate the armored car....

peninsula - correct spelling

peninsula - noun
Example: The peninsula of Florida attracts many elderly people, who, as a rule, hate snow....

penultimate - vocabulary

Next to the last. When I was a school-boy, during the penultimate decade of the last century, the chief American grammar was “A Practical Grammar of the English Language,” by ...

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