The Commonly Misspelled Words Quiz
By: Sarah Gleim
About This Quiz
Think you're an ace at spelling? Oh yeah? Let's see how well you do when they're the words we misspell the most. Take this quiz to test your skills.
A section at the beginning of a book:
The editor makes some good points in the foreword.
To annoy or bother someone:
She was constantly harassed by the other students.
An opinion or decision based on careful thought:
To stop being together, joined or connected:
The salt crystals separated from the liquid.
To make someone look foolish in public:
Don't do anything to embarrass your family.
A right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others:
Access to healthy food should be a right and not a privilege.
To hold (something) back:
The bank will withhold your check for 30 days.
A promise to do or give something:
The church has a commitment to helping the poor.
Able to be subtracted from an amount of money:
The dinner was deductible as a business expense.
To make or have room for:
This table can accommodate 12 comfortably.
Determined or conditioned by another:
Our plans are dependent on the weather.
A special right or privilege that some people have:
If you want to sell the tickets rather than use them, that's your prerogative.
The act or practice of deception:
His rise to power was marked by treachery and deceit.
A person who is the leader of a state:
The governor vetoed the bill.
A regular, repeated pattern of sounds or movements:
The composer's use of jazz rhythm is interesting.
To recall the past:
She likes to reminisce about her time in France.
To notice or become aware of something:
Young children often perceive things differently than adults.
To make a judgment about something:
He had to accurately gauge the mood of the voters.
Not moving; staying in one place or position:
The weather front has remained stationary over the Southeast.
To be unable to find something:
She will lose her keys if she doesn't hang them on the key rack.
Sweet food eaten after the main part of a meal:
Pumpkin pie is my favorite Thanksgiving dessert.
Emptiness of space:
Corporations are competing to fill the vacuum.
Unusual or strange:
My dogs act weird all the time.
To use legal or official power to take something:
The bank had to seize their property.
Made to look like an exact copy of something in order to trick people:
They bought counterfeit concert tickets without knowing it.
The first time a film, play, television show, etc., is shown or performed:
The movie will have its premiere next week.
A person who helps organizations or groups to work together:
She acts as a liaison between the police department and city schools.
The answer is definitely "no."
The power to produce results; influence:
His speech had no effect on the final election.
The state of the air and atmosphere at a particular time and place:
The weather is supposed to be gorgeous this weekend.