Spelling, Vocabulary, and Confusing Words

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wade

to walk through water

weighed

to have put on a scale


wail

mournful cry

whale

marine mammal


waist

narrowest part of the human torso (usually)

waste

to squander or spend uselessly


wait

to be available or ready

weight

quantity of heaviness or mass


waiver

a relinquishment of some right

waver

to feel indecisive; vary


warn

to notify

worn

carried on the body; deteriorated


warrantee

person who is given a written guarantee

warranty

written guarantee


way

direction

weigh

to measure mass


weak

lacking strength

week

seven days starting with Sunday


wear

to carry on the body

where

in what place?


weather

state of the atmosphere in a location

whether

if


weave

to interlace thread or yarn to make a fabric

we've

contraction for we have


went

(see gone)


were

past tense of are

we're

contraction for we are


wheeled

moved on wheels

wield

to exercise power; to handle a weapon effectively


which

what one?

witch

sorceress


while

during or in the time that

wile

a trick to fool, trap, or entice


whine

complaining cry

wine

fermented grape juice that becomes an alcoholic beverage


whined

past tense of whine, complained

wind

what one does to keep a watch ticking on time (pronounced like kind); air current (pronounced like sinned)

wined

to supply with wine


whirled

spun rapidly

world

planet Earth

whorled

shaped like a coil


whole

(see hole)


wholly

(see holy)


who's

contraction for who is

Example: Who’s at the door?

whose

possessive case of who

Example: Whose coat is this?


won

(see one)


wont (adjective, noun)

accustomed; habit

won't

contraction for will not


wood

tree trunk material

would

expressing an intention

Example: I would if I could.


wrap

(see rap)


wrapped

(see rapt)


wreak

(see reek)


wrest

(see rest)


wretch

(see retch)


wring

(see ring)


write

(see right)


wrote

(see rote)


wrought

(see rot)


wry

(see rye)


Misused Words

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