Faculty Scholarship

Confusing Word Pairs III: D Words

Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff, Concordia University School of Law


... [T]his month we are going to delve into D words. So sit back (maybe by a nice fire with a cozy beverage) and prepare to be dazzled as we dig into an array of confusing word pairs that all begin with D[--decimate/destroy, deduce/deduct, defective/deficient, definite/definitive, deprecate/depreciate, detract/distract, discrete/discreet, and dominant/dominate]. [excerpt]