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    10 Word Mix-Ups To Avoid, Presented By Bunnies

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    1. Brought: past tense and past participle of "bring."

    Bought: past tense and past participle of "buy."

    2. Aisle: a passageway; a passage for inside traffic.

    Isle: a small island.

    3. Pixelated: to be displayed in such a manner that individual pixels are discernible.

    Pixilated: somewhat unbalanced mentally; whimsical.

    4. Palette: a range of colors; a board to hold and mix colors.

    Palate: roof of the mouth; sense of taste.

    5. Waist: the narrowest part of one's torso.

    Waste: to squander or spend uselessly.

    6. Compare to: typically used to refer to similarities.

    Compare with: typically used to indicate both similarities and differences.

    7. Err: to make a mistake.

    Air: what we breathe.

    Heir: one who inherits something.

    8. Adverse: unfavorable; causing harm.

    Averse: having repugnance or distaste.

    9. Maul (v.): to abuse or handle roughly.

    Mall (n.): a shopping center or plaza.

    10. Discreet: careful, confidential, unnoticeable.

    Discrete: individual, distinct.