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Confusing Words from Cached to Chimera
Would you drive a caddie, a caddy, or a Caddy? Would you have a cadenza or a credenza in your house? Would you take a picture with a camera or with a chimera? Would you place a caller, choler, collar, or color on your pet?
15th or 16th century Italian credenza, Honolulu Academy of Arts
When an item is cached, it is hidden away.
Gerald had absolutely no luck finding the cached antiques.
When something is cashed, it is converted to legal tender.
Marilyn cashed the check her father had sent with her.
caddie, caddy, Caddy
A caddie is the person who carries a golf player's clubs, balls, etc. A caddie is also a person who runs errands or does odd jobs.
She found a job as a caddie for a well-known lawyer in town.
A caddy is a small container.
The caddy was used to store the few seashells she had gathered from the beach.
Caddy, with a capital C, is short for Cadillac.
The beautiful, old Caddy was kept locked in the garage.
A cadenza is a showy solo piece written into an opera or orchestral selection.
Melody practiced for her upcoming credenza so much that she drove everyone around her crazy.
A credenza is a sideboard or bookcase, especially one without legs.
One room in the mansion was filled with elaborate credenzas.
calendar, calender, colander
A calendar is a system of keeping track of the day, month, and year.
Counting down the days to her wedding, Sarah marked off on her calendar each day as it passed.
This is a completely new word for me. A calender is a machine that smooths cloth or paper by pressing it between rotating cylinders.
The paper company bought a very expensive calender.
A colander is a container that is perforated in order to drain the liquid from foods.
The spaghetti was ready to be poured in the colander.
call, caul, col
When you call someone, you communicate with them over a telephone.
Fred and Annie’s daughter is always wanting to call someone.
A caul is part of the inner fetal membrane that sometimes covers the head of a child at birth.
David Copperfield had a caul when he was born.
A col is a mountain pass.
The explorers were searching for a col in the Appalachian Mountains.
caller, choler, collar, color
A caller is a person who calls or visits.
The caller had been expected to arrive at 7:00, not 5:00.
Choler is anger or irritability.
Chloler could be heard in every word she spoke.
A collar is something placed around the neck of an animal, sometimes for identification.
Tabby’s owners bought her a new collar.
Color has many different meanings. One of them the hue or shade of an item.
The color of the sky is blue.
Callous describes something that is hard and unfeeling, whether is be a piece of your skin or your insensitivity.
Mrs. Danvers' callous nature caused the children to be afraid of her.
A callus is a hard, thickened part of the skin.
There was a callus on each of her heels.
Caloric pertains to how high in calories a food his
She declined to eat a piece of the caloric cheesecake.
If a person is choleric, then he is easily angered.
He didn't have many friends because of his choleric personality.
Calvary is a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified.
Calvary was a place where condemned men were crucified.
The cavalry is the part of the military that rides horses.
She prayed that the cavalry would come and rescue her.
A camera is a device with which we take pictures. A camera is also the private office of a judge.
She was very pleased with the digital camera she got for her birthday.
A chimera is a vain or idle fancy. It is also a a horrible, grotesque creature that is there only because of your imagination..
A chimera invaded the little girl's pleasant dream and turned it into a nightmare.
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