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expectation

An expectation is a belief about what might happen in the future, like your expectation to stay close with your best friends your whole life.

The word expectation comes from the Latin word expectationem, meaning "an awaiting." If you have great expectations, you think something good will come your way, but if keep your expectations low, you won't risk being disappointed. Expectation can also describe something that is supposed to happen, like a teacher whose expectation is that everyone comes to class prepared.

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aver/ avow

To aver is to affirm and to avow is to openly declare. There's some overlap with these words because when people want to aver something — state a truth — they probably also want to avow it — say it publicly.
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scrimp/ skimp

These words are two sides of the same coin: ways to get more or to make something go further. One side is about saving; the other is about spending less.
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loath/ loathe

Confusion between loath ("unwilling or reluctant") and loathe ("to hate") is a growing trend.
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faze/ phase

To faze is to disturb, bother, or embarrass, but a phase is a stage or step. It could faze your family if your princess phase lasts well into your college years. read more...

prescribe/ proscribe

Warning! These similar sounding words have very different meanings. To prescribe is to recommend and to proscribe is to forbid. One little letter makes a big difference. read more...

bridal/ bridle

Bridal is related to a bride, but bridle refers to a part of a horse’s harness and what you do with it. Although the words sound the same, they run in different circles unless you’re getting a horse ready for her wedding. read more...

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