40 Hard to Pronounce Words You’re Probably Getting Wrong

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Good morning all. I want to really appreciate the efforts n sacrifices of all in this group especially the admins@ SHABI n "MR JERRY" for all d job postings n enlightenments. Keep doing the good job coz its not easy, We really appreciate as some of us had benefited and still benefiting in one way or the other. Thanks👍👍👍🙌🏼🙌🏼

Mr. Aliyu

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Green Vineyard School

This training is the best i have attended, we will be calling you more often, we hope you can make the time!,

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Administrator Green Vineyard

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Bright Scholars School

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Bright Scholars School Director

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Bright Scholars School Director

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Dr Tanimu.

i have never seen a friendly seminar like this, see all the staff are happy, i hope when we call you again you will agree to come see us

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Maude International School

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2018-02-04T23:59:44+00:00

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Maude International School

i have never seen a friendly seminar like this, see all the staff are happy, i hope when we call you again you will agree to come see us

Mr. Peter Sati

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Administrator of Kemuel Kidz Schools

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Administrator of Kemuel Kidz Schools

wow!! awesome Seminar

Director Oxford Academy

wow, i really learned alot!! your team is Great!

Director Oxford Schools

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Director Oxford Schools

wow, i really learned alot!! your team is Great!

Chinedu

Thanks for the experience. It was splendid,exciting and thought provoking.

Prime Rose Academy

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2018-02-13T00:57:35+00:00

Prime Rose Academy

Thanks for the experience. It was splendid,exciting and thought provoking.

Public Relations Officer

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Rare Gem Academy

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Rare Gem Academy

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Mr. Aliyu

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2018-05-07T00:22:52+00:00

Staff of peace Formular Schools

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Rashidat

We really had great time with you guys YoU guys are wonderful May God blessings always be with you!

Staff Of Evat Model School

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2018-01-07T22:26:01+00:00

Staff Of Evat Model School

We really had great time with you guys YoU guys are wonderful May God blessings always be with you!

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Honey Gold Schools

We have learned so much and the cost of what we are paying cannot commensurate with what we have learned from you, we are truly grateful and happy to cross paths with you

we will see again

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Honey Gold Schools Director

 

We have learned so much and the cost of what we are paying cannot commensurate with what we have learned from you, we are truly grateful and happy to cross paths with you we will see again

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Director Star Light Schools

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Director, Star Light Schools

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Director, Star Light Schools

So Unassuming the day you walked into my office that you wanted to train my teachers, that it would be so exciting, thank you for considering our school for training

Best Scholars School

i have really learned alot,please come back again we would love to see you and your team more!

Director Best Scholars School

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2019-06-15T10:11:58+00:00

Director Best Scholars School

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Richard

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Staff of Maritex School

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Staff of Maritex School

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Henry

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2018-01-12T20:22:12+00:00

Staff of Abettage School

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Commandant, Command Secondary School Kaduna

This seminar has proven useful, i can see from the student's countenance that a positive change ha s entered the school, Thank You for coming around

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Commandant, Command Secondary School Kaduna

This seminar has proven useful, i can see from the student's countenance that a positive change ha s entered the school, Thank You for coming around

Ruth Olusegun

waow!! we learned alot from you today, especially Mr. Jeremiah Friday we appreciate your time

STAFF OF PATMON SCHOOL

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STAFF OF PATMON SCHOOL

waow!! we learned alot from you today, especially Mr. Jeremiah Friday we appreciate your time

Director ,Lousiana De Prince

Mr Jerry thanks so much, u are doing a great job u wouldn't know how many schools u have affected with this enlightenment . My God will continue to give you Wisdom and Knowledge thanks so so much

Director ,Lousiana De Prince

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Director ,Lousiana De Prince

Mr Jerry thanks so much, u are doing a great job u wouldn't know how many schools u have affected with this enlightenment . My God will continue to give you Wisdom and Knowledge thanks so so much

Felicia

Mr. Mike Sir, I loved your eloquence in speech, your combination as a team is a great one

Staff of Oxford Academy

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Staff of Oxford Academy

Mr. Mike Sir, I loved your eloquence in speech, your combination as a team is a great one

Best Start School

Please extend our greetings to your team members, from staff comment and attitude; your seminar has been the best we have ever received

Best Start Principal

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Best Start Principal

Please extend our greetings to your team members, from staff comment and attitude; your seminar has been the best we have ever received

PEMA TREASURE

knowing you has made school running easy, God bless THINK.

Director Pema Treasure

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Director Pema Treasure

knowing you has made school running easy, God bless THINK.

Director Good Start/Good Zoom Schools

Mr. Jerry is the only person that has ever made me stand up in a workshop, i doff my heart for him!!!!!

Director Good Start/Good Zoom Schools

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2018-04-28T22:41:40+00:00

Director Good Start/Good Zoom Schools

Mr. Jerry is the only person that has ever made me stand up in a workshop, i doff my heart for him!!!!!

Al- Areeb Schools

The topic on Process and Procedures are really taught me alot on how it is important not just  in my workplace  but in handling my other life issues,

 

thank you Mr, Jerry

Al-Areeb School

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Al-Areeb School

The topic on Process and Procedures are really taught me alot on how it is important not just  in my workplace  but in handling my other life issues,   thank you Mr, Jerry

David Adejoh

I like THINK CONSULTS May God bless you all

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I like THINK CONSULTS May God bless you all

Mr Nurudeen

Your workshop is absolutely awesome, i was planning to stay so long but wow!!!..please come another time

Staff of Hamdaan Academy

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Staff of Hamdaan Academy

Your workshop is absolutely awesome, i was planning to stay so long but wow!!!..please come another time

John Alomeka

Let me use this opportunity to commend the great work you are doing at think consult. May the good Lord continue to inspire you and reward this great service you are rendering. Happy new year to you and to all members of this forum.

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Let me use this opportunity to commend the great work you are doing at think consult. May the good Lord continue to inspire you and reward this great service you are rendering. Happy new year to you and to all members of this forum.

School Sense

we have learned today, your seminar is rich, we will implement all we have learned and we hope the same light you have shown us, will be shown to you  and your team, Mr Jerry we are grateful

School Sense  Director

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2019-02-13T22:12:18+00:00

School Sense  Director

we have learned today, your seminar is rich, we will implement all we have learned and we hope the same light you have shown us, will be shown to you  and your team, Mr Jerry we are grateful

Director of Star Light Schools

So unassuming the day you walked into my office with Mr. Michael that your training will be this mind explosive, Please keepit up!!!

Director of Star Light Schools

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Director of Star Light Schools

So unassuming the day you walked into my office with Mr. Michael that your training will be this mind explosive, Please keepit up!!!

Liberation School

Your seminar and the information given to us,  will equip us to deliver more effectively

Principal ,Liberation School

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Principal ,Liberation School

Your seminar and the information given to us,  will equip us to deliver more effectively

Ruth Onuh

Admin and all colleagues, I sincerely appreciate this forum.

I have been able to secure an appointment for someone. No matter how meager the remuneration appears, we give God The Glory.

Thank u all

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Admin and all colleagues, I sincerely appreciate this forum. I have been able to secure an appointment for someone. No matter how meager the remuneration appears, we give God The Glory. Thank u all

Esther John Sambo

Thanks THINK CONSULTS, it was an awesome time with you guys. You are good.

Staff of Shepherd Heritage Schools

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Staff of Shepherd Heritage Schools

Thanks THINK CONSULTS, it was an awesome time with you guys. You are good.

Brainstrust School

I have become not just a better educator, but a better person courtesy of this training

Staff of Brainstrust school

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Staff of Brainstrust school

I have become not just a better educator, but a better person courtesy of this training

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Delda Model School Director

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Delda Model School Director

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School Sense Academy

Thank you this transformational training!

Director School Sense Academy

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Director School Sense Academy

Thank you this transformational training!

Aminu Rasheed

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WonderLand Academy

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WonderLand Academy

you have light up a fire in me personally!!!!!!!!!!i will try my best to act in a professional manner from now onward

Kuddus School Staff

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Kuddus School Staff

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Kuddus School Staff

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Timothy Miriam

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Staff of Shepherd Heritage Schools

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Staff of Shepherd Heritage Schools

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First Royal School

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Administrator ,First Royal School

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Administrator ,First Royal School

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Director Harmony Schools

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Harmony Schools Kaduna

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2018-01-16T19:22:18+00:00

Harmony Schools Kaduna

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MARITEX ACADEMY DIRECTOR

i like your maxim "Building a Happier People
You are a wealth of knowledge Director of THINK CONSULTS

We will have you again!!

MARITEX ACADEMY

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Head Teacher, Henas Schools

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thank you for coming to us

Head Teacher, Henas Schools

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Head Teacher, Henas Schools

Wow, we thought it was going to be just an all talk seminar, but honestly your seminar is the best we have had thank you for coming to us

Head Teacher

Wow, we thought it was going to be just an all  talk seminar, but honestly your seminar is the best we have had

thank you for coming to us

Henas Schools

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Henas Schools

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Abumutali schools

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Abumutali schools Director

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Abumutali schools Director

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Jemmy

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Mrs. Talabi

Thanks for today, we really had a great time and acquired a lot of knowledge. Thanks for your time sir

Director Evat Model School

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Director Evat Model School

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We all know the embarrassing feeling of discovering we’ve mispronounced a word for years. On the other hand, some words are so commonly mispronounced that the “correct” pronunciation sounds downright strange.

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Don’t feel bad if you’ve been mispronouncing some of these tricky words. A living language like English evolves and thrives precisely because it is spoken every day. Some choose to adhere to rigid rules (known as linguistic prescription) of grammar and pronunciation, and take pleasure the precision of English grammar and vocabulary. Others prefer the descriptive linguistics approach, which doesn’t apply judgments like correct or incorrect, but instead looks at how language is actually used.

In other words, as long as people can understand you, you are successfully using language for its primary purpose: communication.

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Accede

How to say it: ak-SEED
May be mispronounced: a-SEED
What it means: to consent, give approval; yield to another’s wishes

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Alias

How to say it: AY-lee-iss
What it means: an assumed name taken on temporarily, sometimes by a criminal or fugitive

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Anathema

How to say it: uh-NATH-uh-muh
What it means: someone or something that one strongly dislikes or loathes

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Anemone

How to say it: uh NEH muh nee
What it means: a flower in the buttercup family; a sedentary marine animal, as in sea anemone

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Apocryphal

How to say it: uh-POK-ruh-fuhl
What it means: of questionable authenticity, as in a story or statement

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Camaraderie

How to say it: kah-muh-RAH-duh-ree
May be mispronounced: kahm-RAH-duh-ree
What it means: easy familiarity and friendship, often built over time

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Colloquialism

How to say it: kuh-loh-kwee-uh-liz-uhm
What it means: a word, phrase, or expression that is conversational rather than formal

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Debauch

How to say it: dih-BAWCH
What it means: to lead away from virtue; to corrupt morally

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Demagogue

How to say it: DEM-uh-gog
What it means: a leader who appeals to popular passions and prejudices to gain support

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Emollient

How to say it: ih-MOL-yuhnt
What it means: making smoother or less harsh; a substance with a soothing effect on the skin

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Epitome

How to say it: ih-PIT-uh-mee
May be mispronounced: eh-pi-TOME
What it means: a person or thing that characterizes a whole category to which it belongs

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Espouse

How to say it: ih-SPOWZ
May be mispronounced: ex-POWZ
What it means: to follow or support an idea or theory as a cause

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Espresso

How to say it: eh-SPRES-oh
May be mispronounced: ex-PRESS-oh
What it means: a strong coffee of Italian origin, made by forcing hot water through coffee beans

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Fatuous

How to say it: FACH-oo-uss
May be mispronounced: FAT-choo-uss
What it means: foolish, inane; devoid of intelligence

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Forte

How to say it: Fort
May be mispronounced: for-TAY
What it means: a strong point or a strength

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Grandiloquent

How to say it: gran-DILL-uh-kwuhnt
What it means: extravagant, lofty, or bombastic in style or manner, especially language

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Hegemony

How to say it: hih-JEH-muh-nee
May be mispronounced: hedge-ih-MOAN-ee or homo-JENNY
What it means: authority, leadership, or influence by a dominant social group

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Inchoate

How to say it: in-KOH-it
What it means: only partly in existence; partially formed, as in an idea

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Knell

How to say it: nel
May be mispronounced: knel (with the k)
What it means: the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce death or a funeral

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Maelstrom

How to say it: meyl-struhm
What it means: a violent whirlpool

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Mauve

How to say it: mohv
May be mispronounced: mawv
What it means: a pale purple color

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Mischievous

How to say it: MISS-chuh-vuhs
May be mispronounced: mis-CHEE-vee-uhs (note the extra syllable)
What it means: naughtily annoying or troublemaking

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Nadir

How to say it: NAY-deer
What it means: the lowest point

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Neophyte

How to say it: NEE-uh-fahyt
What it means: a beginner, a new participant

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Noisome

How to say it: NOI-sum
What it means: disgusting, as in odor; capable of causing nausea

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Panacea

How to say it: pan-uh-SEE-uh
What it means: a cure-all; a remedy for all illness or solution for all problems

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Phlegmatic

How to say it: fleg-MAT-ik
What it means: slow to react, not showing emotion; calm and composed

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Protean

How to say it: PROH-tee-uhn
What it means: assuming various forms; changeable in shape, as an amoeba

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Puerile

How to say it: PYOO-er-il
What it means: relating to a child or childhood; immature, foolish

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Pulchritude

How to say it: PUHL-kri-tood
What it means: physical beauty, comeliness

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Quinoa

How to say it: KEEN-wah
May be mispronounced: KEEN-oh-ah
What it means: a small edible crop seed

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Quixotic

How to say it: kwik-SOT-ik
What it means: insensibly extravagant or romantic

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Sanguine

How to say it: SANG-gwin
May be mispronounced: sang-WHINE
What it means: cheerful, hopeful, confident, especially in a bad situation

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Sherbet

How to say it: SHUR-bit
May be mispronounced: SHUR-burt
What it means: a frozen fruit-flavored dessert made without milk

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Staid

How to say it: steyd
What it means: settled; sedate in character

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Surfeit

How to say it: SUR-fit
What it means: an excessive amount

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Timbre

How to say it: TAM-ber
May be mispronounced: TIM-ber (as in, that tree’s about to fall down)
What it means: the sound or tonal quality of a particular voice or musical instrument

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Truculent

How to say it: TRUHK-yuh-luhnt
What it means: defiant, quick to argue or fight

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Vicissitude

How to say it: vih-SIS-ih-tood
What it means: a change in circumstance, usually undesired

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Zephyr

How to say it: ZEF-er
May be mispronounced: ZEF-fire
What it means: a soft, mild breeze

MAIN RESOURCES FOR DEFINITIONS

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