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Nescience: (n.) Lack of knowledge. Ignorance.
She was surprised at his nescience on baking, although he was a great chef.
Which Verb is it? Bear or Bare
The verb to bear
is sometimes confused with to
bare. Here is a quick tip on how to recognize the difference.
The verb bear has a variety of meanings:
to carry oneself in a specific way,
to give birth to,
bear up, bear in mind,
bring to bear,
bear fruit. Its past tense is
it bore fruit).Bear
is also the correct verb in the common phrases
grin and bear it
bear the brunt of.
to uncover or expose. The past tense is bared.EXAMPLE: Blowing and drifting snow and cold temperatures continued to make it difficult for any of the snow removers to reach bare pavement.[Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette]
Test Your Knowledge: Choose the Right WordThe chair in the kitchen broke when Jon sat on it; his weight was too much to ____.
Mary looked for her ring everywhere, she even dug through the snow on the driveway until she hit ____ pavement.
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