1. Brought: past tense and past participle of “bring.”
This startled bunny’s shrieks brought the neighbors when he noticed a burglar trying to sneak in through his bathroom window.
(Not “brung,” not “brang.” Pretty please — never “brang.”)
Bought: past tense and past participle of “buy.”
This family found a fun surprise in the carton of eggs they bought the other day.
2. Aisle: a passageway; a passage for inside traffic.
This spendthrift had a real field day in the produce aisle.
Isle: a small island.
Daydreaming about summer excursions to exotic isles, this bunny cannot wait for winter to be over already.
3. Pixelated: to be displayed in such a manner that individual pixels are discernible.
“Maybe if I submit a really pixelated version of this to the Cutest Bunny in the World contest, I’ll stand a chance.”
Pixilated: somewhat unbalanced mentally; whimsical.
Here is a pixilated little fellow with a pancake hat.
4. Palette: a range of colors; a board to hold and mix colors.
This B-list celebrity bunny typically wears only neutral hues, but after her personal stylist suggested she consider other palettes, she made it to the top of every best-dressed list.
Palate: roof of the mouth; sense of taste.
This bun has a sophisticated palate for only the finest-quality envelopes.
5. Waist: the narrowest part of one’s torso.
“I’m watching my waist, so just fruits and veggies for me, thanks.”
Waste: to squander or spend uselessly.
These two jokesters waste no time diving into the comfiest cups they can find.
6. Compare to: typically used to refer to similarities.
Often compared to a young Mother Teresa, this thoughtful rabbit frequently adopted orphaned ducklings.
Compare with: typically used to indicate both similarities and differences.
This bunny bed is guaranteed to give your kitten the best night’s rest ever; compared with their use of traditional beds, kittens slept an average of 75% more comfortably.
7. Err: to make a mistake.
“I always err on the side of dressing too formally for the occasion — who knows who you’ll run into?”
Air: what we breathe.
“Hey, guys, just getting some fresh air and eating a few roses like the fluffy little dream puff that I am.” OMG OMG
Heir: one who inherits something.
Ladies and gents, meet the newest heir to the Cadbury empire.
8. Adverse: unfavorable; causing harm.
These rebellious teen bunnies had an adverse reaction to using prescription drugs recreationally, but they were ultimately OK and have been sober ever since.
Averse: having repugnance or distaste.
This fashion-forward bunny is not averse to wearing edgy, out-of-the-box accessories in public.
9. Maul (v.): to abuse or handle roughly.
This cat, a staunch advocate of interspecies tolerance, has filmed a powerful PSA urging other cats to love, not maul, fuzzy bunnies.
Mall (n.): a shopping center or plaza.
“Hey, Suzie, come on out! We’re heading to the mall!”
10. Discreet: careful, confidential, unnoticeable.
In an attempt to be discreet, this outlaw donned a disguise whenever he committed his most heinous crimes.
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