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As a writer vocabulary isĀ  important. You needĀ  to have a grasp on words, their meanings and how to use them to convey the message you want. Today words on vocabulary corner sound the same but have different meanings. They are COMPLIMENT and COMPLEMENT.

A Compliment is an expression of praise or admiration. For example: Susan your hair looks beautiful today.

Complement on the other hand means a thing that completes another. It enhances it or improves it. For example: The red jacket complements her dress.

Good luck and happy writing.

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Often Confused Words

Today we will look at two more words that are often confused they are CANVAS and CANVASS

CANVAS Means: a strong, coarse unbleached cloth made from hemp, flax, cotton, or a similar yarn, used to make items such as sails and tents and as a surface for oil painting.

CANVASS Means: the act of process of soliciting votes.

I hope you now have a better understanding of these two words!

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Words and Meanings

Today’s word: CURMUDGEON

PRONUNCIATION: cru-mudg-eon

MEANING: A bad-tempered person, especially an old one

SYNONYMS: sourpuss, sorehead, grouchy, irritable

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Today’s word is: MALAISE

Pronounced: ma-laise

Meaning: A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify.

Synonyms: melancholy, anxiety, depression, disquiet

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Today’s word is: COMMISERATION

Pronunciation: com-mis-er-a-tion

Meaning: Sympathy and sorrow for the misfortune of others

Synonyms: sympathy, pity, consolation, comfort

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Today’s word is: COCKSURE

Pronunciation: cock-sure

Meaning: presumptuously or arrogantly confident.

Synonyms: arrogant, conceited, patronizing, haughty

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Today’s word is: CIRCUMLOCUTION

Pronunciation: cir-cum-lo-cu-tion

Meaning: The use of many words where fewer would do, especially in a deliberate attempt to be vague or evasive.

Synonyms: redundancy, repetition, indirectness, verbiage

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Today’s word is: CHIVALRY

Pronunciation: chiv-al-ry

Meaning: The qualities expected of an ideal knight, especially courage, honor, courtesy and a readiness to help the weak.

Synonyms: boldness, heroism, courage, fairness

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Today’s Word is: CHICANERY

Pronunciation: chi-can-er-y

Meaning: the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose

Synonyms: trickery, deception, dishonesty, fraud

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Today’s word is: CANTANKEROUS

Pronunciation: can-tan-ker-ous

Meaning: bad-tempered, argumentative and uncooperative

Synonyms: grumpy, ill-tempered, irritable, testy

(Stayed tuned tomorrow for another word in Vocabulary Corner)