Posted by: episystechpubs | February 6, 2013

Editor’s Corner: C is for Calm

Today we have the second half of the “C” list from the article “Spelling, Vocabulary, and Confusing Words” ( I made only a couple additions today.
canvas awning cloth, tarp; material used for Chuck Taylor All Stars
canvass to poll; a poll

Example: Jo-Jo was unsuccessful when she was asked to canvass the conservative neighborhood on its liberal values.

click a sound
clique a group
coarse rough, lacking in fineness of texture; crude
course a class; a path
colonel an officer in the military
kernel a seed
complement completing part of an order;
(of two or more different things) Combining in such a way as to enhance or emphasize each other’s qualities
Example: ProfitStars sells terrific products that complement JHA’s core systems.
compliment 1. Expressing a compliment; praising or approving.

2. Given or supplied free of charge.

3. Example: Most people enjoy getting compliments for “a job well done.”

4. Example: We went to the time share presentation and found out the complimentary gift was a haircut.

connote to suggest, imply

Example: A growling dog connotes danger.

denote to be a sign of

Example: Certain clouds denote rain on the way.

continual repeated but with breaks in between; chronic

Example: The continual problem of our car not starting forced us to sell it.

continuous without interruption in an unbroken stream of time or space

Example: The continuous dripping of the faucet drove me crazy.

council a group of people meeting for a purpose
counsel (verb, noun) advise; advice, an attorney
cue a hint; a stimulus; “cue stick” – A stick used to play pool; a stick used to poke holes in the ceiling when you are bad at playing pool.
queue a line of people waiting; a single braid of hair (worn down the back); a series of projects held temporarily for processing
curser someone who swears or wishes misfortune on another; me, while watching local news or driving.
cursor a blinking symbol indicating position on a computer screen

Kara Church

Senior Technical Editor


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