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Study the word list: 50 common words that Britons struggle to spell - Part 1

From a study commissioned by the TV channel Nick Jr UK to celebrate the launch of the children s literacy show Wallykazam!

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embarrassment
Jane went red with embarrassment when she fell over.
fluorescent
The light in the garage is a fluorescent strip.
accommodate
I am sorry I can't accommodate you in my hotel. *
psychiatrist
The psychiatrist worked at the hospital. *
occasionally
When I drive I occasionally use an atlas.
necessary
Is it necessary to learn to spell properly?
questionnaire
Please complete the questionnaire. *
mischievous
He is not malicious, just a little mischievous. *
rhythm
James plays rhythm guitar.
minuscule
The head of an ant is minuscule.
conscience
My conscience is completely clear.
xylophone
Hugh sometimes plays the xylophone for fun.
pronunciation
Correct pronunciation of words is essential.
graffiti
Banksy is a famous graffiti artist and political activist. *
millennium
A span of one thousand years is known as a millennium. *
occurrence
Let's hope this isn't a regular occurrence. *
exhilarate
A good walk on the moors will exhilarate and refresh you.
restaurant
We all love to go to the restaurant. *
accessory
The gold necklace was her finest accessory.
guarantee
My new laptop has a three year guarantee.

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