In each of the following pairs, only one is a word; the other is a common misspelling of that word. See if you can identify the correctly spelled word in each set, and then compare your answers to those on page two. (To view this quiz without ads, click on the print icon near the top of the page.)
- (a) absorbtion (b) absorption
The act or process of absorbing something; occupying the full attention or interest.
- (a) accidentally (b) accidently
Happening unexpectedly or by chance.
- (a) alterior (b) ulterior
Lying beyond what is evident; deliberately and deceptively concealed.
- (a) Arctic (b) Artic
Relating to the North Pole or the region near it.
- (a) asterick (b) asterisk
The character * used as a reference mark in printing.
- (a) basically (b) basicly
At a basic level or in a basic manner.
- (a) congradulations (b) congratulations
Acknowledging someone's achievements or good fortune.
- (a) definate (b) definite
Certain, clearly defined, having distinct limits.
- (a) disasterous (b) disastrous
- (a) embarass (b) embarrass
To cause someone to feel self-conscious or ill at ease.
- (a) epitome (b) epitomy
A perfect example of a class or type.
- (a) grammar (b) grammer
The systematic study and description of a language.
- (a) grievious (b) grievous
Serious, grave, causing pain or anguish.
- (a) marshmallow (b) marshmellow
A sweet white confection.
- (a) mathematics (b) mathmatics
The science of numbers and their operations.
- (a) murmer (b) murmur
A low indistinct sound; an abnormal sound of the heart.
- (a) parliament (b) parliment
A legislative body or a formal conference for the discussion of public affairs.
- (a) perogative (b) prerogative
A right or privilege held by a person or group.
- (a) possible (b) possable
Within the limits of ability.
- (a) priviledge (b) privilege
A right or immunity granted as a benefit or favor.
- (a) recommend (b) recomend
Endorse as fit or worthy.
- (a) sacreligious (b) sacrilegious
Irreverence toward a hallowed person, place, or thing.
- (a) tenative (b) tentative
Not fully worked out or agreed on.
- (a) tradegy (b) tragedy
A disastrous event.
- (a) verbage (b) verbiage
The correct answers are on page two.