Separate (commonly misspelled as seperate) means "to divide into different or distinct units." The word has Latin origins and is a combination of the prefix "se-," which means apart, and the word "parare," which means prepare. Some common synonyms of separate are unconnected, unrelated, distinct, discrete, break up, and decouple.
Which of the following is preferred in American English?
The word savior describes someone who saves another from danger or affliction. The word has Latin, Greek, and Old French origins and had widespread use in the 1800s. It is commonly used to describe Jesus and is capitalized like the word God. The British English variant of the word is spelled as "saviour."
A restaurant provided by an organization for its staff to have meals.
A canteen is a restaurant and eating area provided by organizations and educational institutes as a facility to the members. The word is derived from the French word cantine, and synonyms include restaurant, cafeteria, refectory, and mess hall. Widespread usage of the word began in the early 1900s and it has been in popular usage since.
Of the following, which one is spelled accurately?
The word existence has been in popular usage for the last two centuries and is used extensively both in literature and society. Existence is a combination of both Latin and French and means "continued survival." However, the word has multiple meanings, and the other meanings include "a way of living" and "all that exists."
Choose the right American Spelling from the following.
The verb criticize is derived from the noun critic and means "to be a critic" or to find fault and errors in someone or something. It is spelled as criticise in British English and originates from the French word critique. The first usage of the word was recorded in the mid-1600s.
The potato is a starchy, edible root vegetable and one of the most famous vegetables. Its popularity comes from its versatility as it can be eaten mashed, boiled, fried, roasted, or baked. From potatoes come French Fries, one of the most beloved fast foods available all year long and worldwide.
The word curb is spelled as "kerb" in British English. It originated from the Latin word curvare, meaning bend, in the late 15th century and has been used extensively since. The word has multiple meanings, with the most common ones being "restraining or keeping in check" or "a stone pavement".
Which of the following is the correct American English variant?
The word judgment is often used interchangeably with its variant judgement (both are right, although the former is more often preferred in American English). The word is a noun and describes the process of forming an opinion. The words are derivatives of an Old French word "jugement" meaning to judge.
Which of these is another word for “being thankful”?
The word grateful means to be thankful or filled with gratitude. The word is commonly misspelled as greatful, which really isn’t that great!! The word comes from the Latin word Gratus and has stayed popular for the last two centuries, both in literature a
An advocate is someone who supports a cause or puts on a case on behalf of another individual (mostly in court), and the word is synonymous with counsel, which comes from the Latin word consilium. However, the word counsel is often confused for the word council, which stands for an administrative body.
Choose the correct American spelling from the options.
Liter is the metric of measuring a liquid in volume. While liter is the preferred spelling as per American English, the word is generally spelled as litre, its British English variant. The word originated in the late 18th century, comes from the French word litron, meaning capacity, and gained popularity in the early 1900s.
Most commonly, proceed means to move forward. It is often confused with the word precede, which means something that comes before or ahead of. While the use of the word proceed has reduced gradually over time, it is still used in literature. Some of its synonyms are begin, advance, and originate.
How is the antonym for “reality” spelled in American English?
Pretense - a word that comes from the Anglo-Norman French word pretense, is based on the Latin word pretensus. It means make-believe or false. The word is often misspelled as pretence, which is the British English variant of the word. It is a commonly misspelled word in the English language.
What is the word describing a summary at the beginning of a book?
The foreword is a brief introduction to the book and is usually written by someone other than the author. The word is typically confused with the word forward, which means to go ahead. It gained major points as we moved into the 1900s and is used extensively in literature - both academic and leisure.
The word supplant comes from the Old French word supplanter or Latin word supplantare. It simply means to supersede and replace someone or something. Its synonyms include displace, replace, usurp, eject, and succeed. The word has been widely used, both in literature and in the society, for the past two centuries.
Pick the accurate American spelling from the options.
Program is the American English spelling of the word programme, a set or series of activities or events. It is also used in computing, wherein it refers to a set of coded instructions that aid the control of the operation of a computer. The word originated in the early 1600s and is derived from the Greek/Late Latin word programma.
The word adhere comes from the Latin prefix -ad and the Latin word haerere, meaning stick to. The word has been in use since the late 1400s and is synonymous with stick, cling, attach, bond, and cleave. However, it is antonymous with the word separate, which is synonymous with the word cleave.
Which of these is the correct American variant of the spelling?
License, which means a permit or authorization to do a particular task, is one of the most misspelled words in the English language. There are two British English variants, and the word is spelled as licence when used in the noun form and as license when used in the verb form.
Which of these is the state of the atmosphere also known as?
Often confused with whether, weather defines the short-term state of the atmosphere with regard to the heat, humidity, dryness, and wind. It is also used to describe if an object is worn out or weathered. It comes from the Old English word weder, and the weather differs from the season and the climate of an area.
A counselor is someone who gives advice or provides guidance on either psychological or personal issues. The word is spelled as counsellor in British English and is often confused with councilor or councillor, both of which refer to a member of a council. The word has gained popularity in the last decade, and its synonyms include advisor and mentor.
How is the antonym for “digital” spelled in American English?
The word analog came into existence in the early 1800s and originated from the Greek word analogon. The word is also spelled as "analogue" as per British English, and it has wide and varied meanings. One is to define information or signals like voltage and another is to define physical items in comparison to something relating to technology.
The first in order of importance is also called ____?
The word principal is used to define something that is the first in order of importance or the head or senior member of an educational institute. The word is derived from the Latin word principalis and is often incorrectly used interchangeably with the word principle, which refers to the fundamental belief or morals followed by a community or an individual.
A committee is a group of people assigned and entrusted to deal with a specific task. The word originated in the late 1400s and is an amalgamation of the word commit and the suffix -ee. The functions of different committees might vary, but they usually exist to help plan, promote, and provide assistance to the others.
American spelling for food that is spicy and salty, not sweet.
Savory (also savoury) is usually used to describe food items that are generally salty or spicy, and it is also used to describe food items having an appetizing taste and smell. It is derived from the Latin word sapor, meaning taste, and the word is most commonly misspelled with its British English variant savoury.
A sea is a large body of saline water, and seas cover a majority of the surface of the earth. They are different from an ocean in that they are much smaller in terms of depth, area, and the variety of marine life. The word sea is also often confused for the word see, which means to look.
The word beginning is a noun form of the word begin and refers to the point where something begins. It is also used to denote the background or story of a person and features in phrases like "the beginning of the end." Some common synonyms of the begin are start, dawn, and inception.
A tale is a story that could be embedded in reality or fiction, and it is also used in place of lies or falsehood. The word is derived from the old English word talu, meaning telling or something told and with a Germanic origin. It is often confused with its homophone tail.
A typically kidney-shaped, edible seed that grows in a long pod, is known as a bean, and the word is also commonly used to describe coffee and cocoa seeds, and also the seeds of certain other leguminous plants. The word bean originated from the Dutch word boon and the German word Bohne.
Accommodate is derived from the Latin prefix ad- and the Latin word commodus, meaning fitting, and it is one of the most misspelled words in the English language. In its noun form, it describes a building, apartment, or lodge that provides sufficient living space. Some synonyms of the word are housing, quarter, and shelter.
The word hymn originated from the Greek word humnos, which means an ode or song in praise of God. It has a homophone - him, a pronoun used for individuals of the male gender, and another confusion might be the long-standing acronym HIMYM, for the famous TV show "How I Met Your Mother."
Aggressive is a commonly used word implying that someone is ready to attack or is behaving forcefully. The word came into existence in the early 1800s and is a combination of the Latin word aggress, meaning attacked, and the English suffix -ive, respectively. Some common synonyms of the word are hostile, belligerent, assertive, and competitive.
From the following, pick the American spelling of the word.
Labor is hard or difficult physical work, and the British variant of the word is spelled as labour. The root words for labor come from the Old Latin word Labor meaning toil or trouble. The word gained popularity in the early 1900s and is now used by individuals all across the globe.
Most commonly, to receive is to get, collect, or be presented with something, like gifts or payments, but the word is also used in different contexts and situations. Technologically, it could mean receiving or detecting a signal, whereas in, an informal situation, it could mean receiving or welcoming a guest.
Choose the correct American spelling for the antonym of disliked.
The word "dislike" is used to show an aversion or distaste toward a particular living being or object. Dislike is often used interchangeably with the word hate, but it is incorrect as hate is a much stronger word and shows an intense and extreme dislike. The word favorite is its antonym, and its British English variant is spelled as favourite.
Which one of the following is the correct spelling?
The word happy is used to describe an emotion showing joy or pleasure. It is also used in greetings and to show fortune. The word originates from the English words hap and the sound -y and has been around for a long time (Middle English). It is still very popular and has widespread use around the globe.
Adversity is used to refer to a difficult or unpleasant situation. It originated from the Old French word adversite and was widely used in the 1800s. While the use of the word has dropped drastically with the usage of words like difficulty or hardship going up, it remains popular in literary works.
What’s the American English word that refers to “fungus”?
The word mold comes from the Old French word modle and the English word modulus. There are many meanings to the word depending on the context, and it could mean "form or shape" or "a container used to form molten or hot liquids." In general, mold refers to a fungus that grows in spaces with high moisture levels.
Fluorescence is a luminescence that occurs when the atoms of a material are excited and is a form of electromagnetic radiation. The word was born in the mid-1800s and is the result of the combination of the words fluorspar. With the propagation of technology, the word has gained popularity and is used largely in academics.
Pick the right American Spelling from the options.
Check (not to be confused with Czech) is a printed bank document or slip to show the transaction of an amount from one account to another. The British English variant of this word is cheque, and it is derived from the English word check (in the sense of device for checking the amount of an item).
The word catalog comes from its British English variant catalogue, meaning a systematic list of items or products. It’s synonymous with brochure, prospectus, guide, directory, and index. The word comes from the late Latin word catalogus and is currently u
Mediocre means average, whereas adept is used to describe a person who is an expert at something. It comes from the Latin word adeptus, meaning achieved, and there is a certain amount of debate about the usage of prepositions with it. However, using at or in depends on whether the word adept is used as a noun or an adjective.
The word senile defines a condition caused due to old age, as does doddering, which refers to the trembling accompanied with age. While senile comes from the Latin word senilis, doddery is an amalgamation of the English words dadder and dither. Senile is a more commonly used word, and some other synonyms are aged, decrepit, and feeble.
Of the following, which one is the right spelling?
The word environment is used to describe the surroundings or conditions in a habitat or situation. The word gained popularity in the early 1900s and is now most commonly used in relation to the latest climate change discussions and when discussing how certain human activities affect the environment in which all living things reside.
What’s the word for “rights exclusive to an individual or class”?
The word prerogative was very popular in the 1800s and has seen a gradual and steady decline in usage over time, but it still exists in academia and law. Its origins lie in the Latin word praerogativus. The word is commonly misspelled as perogative, and its synonyms are a birthright and entitlement.
The person entitled to someone’s belongings upon the owner’s death.
An heir is a successor or inheritor. The word originates from the Latin word heres and has seen a great decline in its usage across the globe. The word is most commonly used in academia and in law rather than in society and is commonly confused for and misspelled with its homophone air.
Google stumped users when it released its spell trends. Users were apparently googling the spellings to words like schedule and even decision. Do you think you know better? Take this basic spell test to find out how good you are!
There was a time when everyone wanted their secret laboratory like Dexter or couldn't wait for "Mythbusters" to start on the Discovery channel. If you have loved science irrespective of the mind-boggling equations and unpronounceable names of plants, then you will definitely enjoy this quiz. Take this quiz and find out how well-versed you are with the various facets of science.
With the 99th Precinct watching the streets of New York, no criminals can escape! Isn’t it “noice” to have such great detectives battling all sorts of trouble in their uniquely witty way? If you have guffawed at Holt’s deadpan expression or admired how tough Rosa is, or say “cool, cool, cool, cool” every time you are anxious, then take this quiz and find out how well you know Brooklyn Nine-Nine. So, ready, set, NINE-NINE!
Numbers can get confusing at times and might make you wonder if you are dealing with an integer or a fraction, a rational number or a negative? But if you think you have a way with numbers, we have the perfect quiz for you. See if you can ace the quiz that features math history, prominent mathematicians, mathematical expressions and so much more.
America is a land of diversity and the second largest democracy in the world. The great nation plays host to various cultural groups and is home to some of the most iconic landmarks and locations in the world. But just how well do you know the history of your country? Take this quiz to find out if you can answer all 45 questions correctly.
The Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ are the flagship phones of the year, thanks to the next-level technology used to power these devices. An amalgamation of design and powerful AI, the new in the Note series provides its users with some exclusive Samsung-only features, making it unique in many ways. Fancy yourself a Samsung smartphone enthusiast? Take this fun quiz to check if you can score 17+ and above!
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For 8 years now, Game of Thrones has held our attention and had us hold our breath. From Daenerys Targaryen's dragons to Joffrey Baratheon's cruelty; from the honorable Ned Stark to the morally challenged Cersei Lannister; from swashbuckling Oberyn Martell to the naïve Jon Snow, the series' twists and turns have left us riveted. As we await the next episode of the eighth season with bated breath, take this quiz to see if your attention to detail is as intricate as Sansa Stark's wedding gown or as sloppy as the intern who left the Starbucks cup in full view. (Spoilers ahead)