Commonly Misspelled Words

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A
a lot
a while
absence
accelerate
acceptable
accidentally
accommodate
accomplish
accumulate
acknowledge
acquaintance
acquire
acquit
across
address
aficionado
amateur
annual
apology
apparent
argument
atheist
B
barbecue
beginning
believe
brief
broccoli
business
C
calendar
camouflage
candidate
cantaloupe
Caribbean
cartilage
category
cease
cemetery
changeable
chaos
chauvinism
collectible
column
comfortable
commemorate
committed
congratulations
conquer
conscience
conscientious
conscious
consensus
continuous
coolly
criticize
critique
D
deceive
defendant
defiant
definite(ly)
desiccate
desperate
deterrence
development
difference
disappear
disappoint
discipline
disease
dissipate
drunkenness
E
ecstasy
embarrass
environment
equipment
especially
exaggerate
exceed
excellent
except
exercise
exhaust(ed)
exhilarate
existence
experience
explanation
F
Fahrenheit
February
fiery
finally
flabbergast
flotation
foreign
fourth
friend
fulfill
G
gauge
generally
genius
government
grammar
grateful
gross
guarantee
guerrilla
guttural
H
handkerchief
humorous
harass
hypocrisy
height
hypochondriac
hierarchy
horrific
I
ignorance
imitate
immediate
inadvertent
incidentally
incredible
independent
indispensable
ingenious
inoculate
intelligence
irascible
irresistible
J,K
jewelry (U.S.), jewellery judgment knowledge
L
labeled
laboratory
leisure
liaison
library
license
lieutenant
lightning
liquefy
lying
M
magically
maintenance
maneuver
marshmallow
medieval
Mediterranean
memento
millennium
miniature
minuscule
mischief
mischievous
misogyny
missile
misspell
N
nauseous
(un)necessary
neighbor, neighbour no one noticeable
O
occasion(ally) occur(red) occurrence octopus official
P
parallel
parliament
particular(ly)
pastime
peninsula
perseverance
phenomenon
physical
piece
pigeon
playwright
pleasant
plenitude
possession
precede
preferable
preparatory
presumptuous
privilege
proceed
professor
pronunciation
propagate
psychiatrist
puerile
pursue
putrefy
Q
questionnaire quality quantity
R
L
raspberry
receipt
receive
recommend
reference
referred
refrigerator
(ir)relevant
religious
remembrance
renown(ed)
restaurant
rhyme
rhythm
ridiculous
roommate
S
sacrilegious
sandal
sandwich
savvy
schedule
scissors
seize
sensible
separate
sergeant
sheriff
siege
similar
simile
special
subpoena
success
supersede
T
tableau
tariff
threshold
tomorrow
tongue
tragedy
truly
twelfth
twentieth
tyranny
U
usage underlying until
V
vacuum vicious viscous
W
weather Wednesday weigh(t) weird

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