Miles Coverdale (manos74) wrote,
Miles Coverdale

Grammar Fascism, take three

Following once more from this entry:

PRINCIPAL: Three different meanings: First, an adjective describing the most significant thing under discussion. Second, the head administrator of a primary or secondary school. Third, the initial sum of a loan.

PRINCIPLE: A basic rule or standard, particularly a moral or intellectual one.

LOSE: A verb with two chief meanings: First, to fail to keep something. Second, to fail to win something.

LOOSE: An adjective. The opposite of "tight."

DISCRETE: Self-contained or separated from others.

DISCREET: Quiet and tactful.

BREACH: A verb; to break through something.

BREECH: The part of a gun behind the barrel.
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