5 Words Beginning With the Letter "K" That Are Commonly Misused, Confused or Misspelled.
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Knave: "An unprincipled, crafty fellow, Dishonest man, rogue".
Kudos: "Acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement." Interesting Note: Kudos is the singular form of the word although many mistakenly use it as a plural form.
Kitsch: "Excessively garish or sentimental art, usually considered in bad taste".
Karat: "US and Canadian measure of the proportion of gold in a alloy, expressed as the number of parts of gold in 24 parts of the alloy. Also spelled Carat in Britain and certain other countries."
Carat: "A measurement of the weight of precious stones esp. diamonds. International Carat is 0.20 grams."
Caret: "A proofreading symbol (^) used to indicate where something is to be inserted in a line of printed or written matter."
Carrot: A plant, that "the usually tapering elongate, fleshy orange root of this plant, is eaten raw or cooked".
Kernel vs Colonel: A kernel is "a grain or seed, as a cereal grass enclosed in a husk" whereas a Colonel is a military rank that in the US and Canadian Forces is the highest rank of senior officer", but "junior to a Brigadier-General".
Yep, just me Cathy thinking out loud about the letter "K".
Definitions via The Free Dictionary