Confusing Words Of The Week

Words of the WeekIt’s time for “Confusing Words of the Week” where I take a set of two or three words that get confused and give you definitions and try to give you a memory trick to help you remember when to use which word. If you have words that confuse you, use the Ask PTB tab on the website or send an email to [email protected] and they may appear here soon!

This week’s words are:

  • imitate – to resemble; to mimic
    • The baby loves to imitate Beyonce’s “Put a Ring on It” video.
  • intimate – (adj.) innermost; familiar (pronounced “in te met”); (v) to hint; to make known (pronounced “in ti mate”)
    • She had intimate knowledge of the company’s employment manual.
    • He had to intimate that he wanted a new car for his birthday.

Memory tips:

  • iMItate – MImic
  • intiMATE – you get intimate with your mate and you hint to your mate
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