Homophones naval /ˈneɪv(ə)l/ – belonging/relating to a country’s navy *a naval battle/officer or naval forces navel /ˈneɪv(ə)l/ – a small round part in the middle of the stomach where we were separated from our mothers at birth
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Own vs Owe
own – to possess something that legally belongs to you *She owns three houses. owe – to have to pay or give something to someone because you borrowed money from them or they have done something for you *She still owes some money on her house.
Homonym lie (lay/lain) – to be/put yourself into horizontal position *He was too tired so he lay on the bed and fell asleep. lie (lied/lied) – to say something that is not true to deliberately deceive someone *She lied about her age and job.
Lie vs Lay
lie (lying/lay/lain) – to be or put yourself into a horizontal position on a surface. *She was lying on the beach. lay (laying/laid/laid) – to put someone or something in a flat or horizontal position, usually in a careful way. *She laid her babies on the bed.
Wander vs Wonder
wander – to walk around slowly from place to place, in a relaxed way, especially without any clear purpose or direction *He wandered the city when she met him. wonder – to think about something because you want to know more facts about it *She wondered how he managed to find her.
Rise vs Raise
rise (rose/risen) – to move upwards or to a higher position *The balloons rose into the air. raise (raised/raised) – to put something in a higher position *If you want to ask a question, please raise your hands!
Social Justice Warrior
Nobody mourns for these warriors and brigades nor glorifies them… Social justice warrior Person who is seen as too progressive or left-wing (often abbreviated as SJW). Social justice warrior (SJW) – a pejorative term for an individual who promotes socially progressive views such as multiculturalism, feminism or civil rights, but desiring personal validation rather thanContinue reading “Social Justice Warrior”
”Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.” – Carl von Clausewitz Armchair warrior (noun) – fighting, but only verbally, from the comfort of one’s living room. Armchair warrior – a pejorative term which describes activities such as advocating use of armed forces instead of diplomatic means in resolving conflicts or speakingContinue reading “Armchair Warrior”
Justice for a virago… 😊 from a heroic woman warrior to an aggressive and bossy one… Virago – a violent, unpleasant woman who gets annoyed or angry easily. Virago – a pejorative word which describes a woman who is loud, bad-tempered, getting angry easily or telling other people what to do. The word comes fromContinue reading “Virago”