Look. It. Up.

My day job is keeping me stupid busy, but it has inspired today’s tip: If you don’t know for sure and certain what a word means, for God’s sake, either dig out your dictionary or use a word you do know in copy that anyone else will see.

Tantamount does not mean the same thing as paramount.

A pyrrhic victory is not one that ends in a tie.

Arcane does not mean the same thing as peripheral.

And so on.

About arwenbicknell

Editor by day, author by night.
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