Many, if not most of these have gone the way of the wind. Did you know the proper way to use these words? They did in 1922.
ad-dress', not ad' dress.
ad-ver'tise-ment, not ad-ver-tise'ment.
ag'ile is pronounced aj'il, not aj'ail.
among, amongst. The first signifies, primarily surrounded by or associated with; the second conveys the idea of mingling with or of dispersion.
answer, reply. The distinction made between the meanings of these words is that an answer is given to a question and a reply is made to an assertion. A reply aims to explain or refute; an answer to inform, affirm, or contradict.
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