All of us have problem words that cause spelling difficulties but there are some words that are generally misspelt.
A abbreviation, abscess, absence, abysmal, accelerator, accessible, accessories, accommodate, accompaniment, accumulate, accurate, accustomed, achieve, aching, acknowledge, acknowledgement/acknowledgment, acquaint, acquaintance, acquiesce, acquiescence, acquire, acquit, acquittal, acreage, across, actual, additional, address, adequate, adieu, adjacent, admissible, admittance, adolescence, adolescent, advantageous, advertisement, advice, advise, aerate, aerial, aesthetic, affect, affiliation, afforestation, aggravate, aggravation, aggregate, aggression, aggressive, aghast, agnosticism, agoraphobia, agreeable, agreed, aisle, alcohol, alfresco, alibis, align, alignment, allege, allergic, alleys, alligator, allocate, allotment, allotted, almond, alms, alphabetically, already, although, aluminium, ambiguous, amethyst, ammunition, anachronism, anaesthetic, analyse, analysis, anarchist, ancestor, ancestry, anemone, angrily, anguish, annihilate, annihilation, anniversary, announcement, annulled, annulment, anonymous, anorak, answered, Antarctic, antibiotic, antithesis, anxiety, apartheid, apologize, appalling, apparently, appearance, appendicitis, appreciate, approval, aquarium, aquiline, arbiter, arbitrary, arbitration, archaeology, architectural, Arctic, arguably, arrangement, arrival, artichoke, ascend, ascent, asphalt, asphyxiate, asphyxiation, assassin, assassinate, assessment, assistance, associate, asthma, asthmatic, astrakhan, atheist, atrocious, attach, attendant, attitude, aubergine, auburn, auctioneer, audible, aural, automatic, autumn, awful, awkward.
B bachelor, bagatelle, baggage, bailiff, ballast, ballerina, banana, banister, bankruptcy, banquet, barbecue, barometer, barrister, basically, basis, bassoon, battalion, bazaar, beautiful, befriend, beguile, behaviour, beleaguer, belief, believe, belligerent, benefited, bequeath, berserk, besiege, bettered, bevelled, bewitch, bias, bicycle, biennial, bigamous, bigoted, bilingual, biscuit, bivouacked, blancmange, blasphemous, blasphemy, bleary, blitz, bodily, bonfire, bootee, borough, bouquet, bourgeois, boutique, bracketed, braille, brassiere, breadth, breathalyser, brief, broccoli, brochure, bronchitis, bruise, brusque, buccaneer, Buddhist, budding, budgerigar, budgeted, buffeted, bulletin, bumptious, bungalow, buoyancy, buoyant, bureau, bureaucracy, business, buttoned.
C cabbage, cafeteria, caffeine, camouflage, campaign, campaigned, cancelled, cancerous, candour, cannabis, cannibal, canvassing, capability, capillary, capitalist, caravan, carbohydrate, carburettor, career, caress, caries, carriage, cartoonist, cashier, cassette, castanets, casualty, catalogue, catarrh, catechism, catering, cauliflower, cautious, ceiling, cellophane, cemetery, centenary, centilitre, centimetre, certainty, champagne, championed, chancellor, changeable, channelled, characteristic, chasm, chauffeur, cheetah, cherish, chief, chilblain, chintz, chiropody, chisel, choreographer, choreography, chronically, chrysanthemum, cigarette, cinnamon, circuitous, cistern, civilian, claustrophobia, clientele, clique, coalesce, cocoa, coconut, coffee, cognac, coincidence, colander, collaborate, collapsible, colleague, colonel, colossal, comically, commandeer, commemorate, commentator, commercial, commiserate, commission, commissionaire, commitment, committal, committed, committee, communicate, commuter, companion, comparative, comparison, compatibility, compelled, competitive, computer, conceal, concealment, conceit, conceive, concession, concurrent, concussion, condemned, condescend, confectionery, conference, confetti, congeal, congratulations, conjunctivitis, conned, connoisseur, conscience, conscientious, conscious, consequently, consignment, consolation, conspicuous, constitute, consumer, contemptible, continent, continuous, contraception, contradictory, controlled, controller, controversial, convalesce, convenient, convertible, conveyed, convolvulus, coolly, cooperate, cooperative, coordinate, copying, coquette, corduroy, co-respondent, coronary, correspondence, correspondent, corridor, corroborate, corrugated, cosmopolitan, cosseted, councillor, counselling, counterfeit, courageous, courteous, crèche, credible, credited, crematorium, creosote, crescent, crisis, criterion, crocheted, crocodile, croupier, crucial, crucifixion, cruelly, cruise, cryptic, cubicle, cupful, curable, curiosity, curious, currency, curriculum vitae, customary, cynic, cynicism, cynosure.
D dachshund, daffodil, dahlia, dais, damage, dandruff, darkened, debatable, debauched, debility, deceased, deceit, deceive, deciduous, decipher, decoyed, decrease, decreed, defamatory, defeat, defendant, defied, definite, definitely, dehydrate, deign, deliberate, delicatessen, delicious, delinquent, delirious, demeanour, demonstrate, denouement, denunciation, dependence, depth, derailment, dermatitis, derogatory, descend, descendant, desiccate, desperate, detach, detachable, detergent, deterred, deterrent, deuce, develop, developed, development, diabetes, diagnosis, dialogue, diametrically, diaphragm, diarrhoea, difference, different, dilapidated, dilemma, dilettante, diminish, diminution, dinosaur, diphtheria, diphthong, disadvantageous, disagreeable, disagreed, disagreement, disappearance, disappeared, disappoint, disapproval, disastrous, disbelief, disbelieve, discipline, discotheque, discouraging, discourteous, discrepancy, discrimination, discussion, disease, disguise, dishevelled, dishonourable, disillusion, disinfectant, disinherited, dismissal, disobeyed, disparage, dispelled, disposal, dispossess, dissatisfaction, dissatisfy, dissect, disseminate, dissent, dissimilar, dissipated, dissipation, dissociate, dissolute, dissuade, distilled, distillery, distinguish, distraught, disuse, divisible, documentary, doggerel, domineering, donate, doubt, dragooned, drastically, draughty, drooled, drooped, drunkenness, dubious, dumbfounded, dungarees, duress, dutiful, dynamite, dysentery, dyspepsia.
E eccentric, ecclesiastic, ecologically, economically, ecstasy, eczema, effective, effervescence, efficacious, efficient, effrontery, eightieth, elaborate, electrician, elevenses, eligible, emancipate, embarrass, embarrassment, emergence, emergent, emolument, emotional, emphasize, employee, emptied, enable, encourage, encyclopedia, endeavour, endurance, energetically, enervate, engineer, enough, ensuing, entailed, enthusiasm, enumerate, epilepsy, equalize, equalled, equipped, erroneous, erudite, escalator, escapism, espionage, essence, essential, estranged, etiquette, euthanasia, eventually, evidently, exaggerate, exaggeration, exalt, exasperate, exceed, exceedingly, excellent, excessive, exchequer, excommunicate, exercise, exhaust, exhibit, exhilarate, exorcise, explanation, exquisite, extinguish, extraneous, extravagant.
F fabulous, facetious, faeces, Fahrenheit, fallacious, fanatic, farcical, fascinate, fatigue, fatuous, February, feeler, feign, ferocious, festooned, feud, feudal, fevered, fiasco, fibre, fictitious, fiend, fierce, fiery, filial, finesse, flabbergasted, flaccid, flammable, flannelette, fluent, fluoridate, fluoride, fluoridize, foliage, forcible, foreigner, forfeit, forthwith, fortieth, fortuitous, fortunately, frailty, frankincense, fraudulent, freedom, freight, frequency, friend, frolicked, fuchsia, fugitive, fulfil, fulfilled, fulfilment, fullness, fulsome, furious, furniture, furthered.
G gaiety, galloped, garrison, garrotted, gases, gateau, gauge, gazetteer, geisha, generator, genuine, gerbil, gesticulate, ghastly, ghetto, gigantic, gingham, giraffe, glamorous, glamour, glimpse, global, gluttonous, glycerine, gnarled, gnash, goitre, gossiped, government, graffiti, grammar, grandeur, gratefully, gratitude, gratuitous, greetings, gregarious, grief, grieve, grovelled, gruesome, guarantee, guarantor, guard, guardian, guest, guillotine, guinea, guise, guitar, gymkhana, gypsy/gipsy.
H haemoglobin, haemorrhage, halcyon, hallucination, hammered, handfuls, handicapped, handkerchief, happened, harangue, harass, harlequin, haughty, hazard, hearse, height, heightened, heinous, heir, herbaceous, hereditary, heroism, hesitate, hiccup, hiccough, hideous, hierarchy, hieroglyphics, hijack, hilarious, hindrance, hippopotamus, holiday, holocaust, homonym, honorary, honour, hooligan, horoscope, horrible, horticulture, hullabaloo, humorous, humour, hurricane, hurried, hygiene, hyphen, hypnosis, hypochondria, hypocrisy, hypotenuse, hypothesis, hypothetical, hysterical.
I icicle, ideological, idiosyncrasy, ignorance, illegible, illegitimate, illiberal, illiterate, imaginative, imitation, immaculate, immediate, immemorial, immoral, immovable, impasse, impeccable, imperative, imperceptible, imperious, impetuous, implacable, impresario, imprisoned, imprisonment, inaccessible, inadmissible, inappropriate, inaugural, incandescent, incessant, incipient, incognito, incommunicado, inconceivable, incongruous, incontrovertible, incorrigible, incredulous, incriminate, incubator, incurred, indefatigable, indefinable, indefinite, independence, independent, indescribable, indict, indictment, indigenous, indigestible, indomitable, indubitable, ineligible, inescapable, inexcusable, inexhaustible, infallible, infatuated, inferred, infinitive, inflamed, inflammable, inflationary, ingratiate, ingredient, inhabitant, inheritance, inhibition, iniquitous, initiate, initiative, innate, innocuous, innumerable, innumerate, inoculate, insecticide, inseparable, insincere, insistence, instalment, instantaneous, intercept, interference, interior, intermediate, intermittent, interpret, interpretation, interrogate, interrupt, interview, intrigue, intrinsically, intuition, intuitive, invariably, inveigle, inveterate, involuntary, involvement, irascible, irrelevant, irreparable, irreplaceable, irresistible, irresponsible, irrevocable, irritable, italicize, itinerant, itinerary.
J jackal, Jacuzzi, jeopardize, jettisoned, jewellery, jodhpurs, juggernaut, jugular.
K kaleidoscopic, karate, keenness, khaki, kidnapped, kilometre, kiosk, kitchenette, kleptomania, knick-knack, knowledgeable, kowtow.
L labelled, laboratory, labyrinth, lackadaisical, laddered, lager, language, languor, languorous, laryngitis, larynx, lassitude, latitude, laundered, launderette, layette, league, leanness, ledger, legendary, legible, legitimate, length, lengthened, leukaemia, levelled, liaise, liaison, lieu, lieutenant, lilac, limousine, lineage, linen, lingerie, linguist, liqueur, literature, litre, livelihood, loneliness, loosened, loquacious, lorgnette, lucrative, lucre, luggage, lugubrious, luminous, luscious, lustre, luxurious, lyric.
M macabre, maelstrom, magician, magnanimous, mahogany, maintenance, malaise, malaria, malignant, manageable, management, mannequin, manoeuvre, mantelpiece, manually, margarine, marijuana, marquee, martyr, marvellous, marzipan, masochist, massacre, matinee, mayonnaise, meagre, measurement, medallion, medieval, mediocre, melancholy, meningitis, meringue, messenger, meteorological, metropolitan, microphone, midday, migraine, mileage, milieu, millionaire, mimicked, mimicry, miniature, miraculous, mirrored, miscellaneous, mischief, mischievous, misogynist, misshapen, misspell, misspent, modelled, modelling, morgue, mortgage, mosquito, mountaineer, moustache, multitudinous, muscle, museum, mysterious, mythical.
N naive, narrative, naughty, nausea, nautical, necessary, necessity, negligence, negligible, negotiate, neighbourhood, neither, neurotic, neutral, niche, niece, ninetieth, ninth, nocturnal, nonentity, notably, noticeably, notoriety, nuance, numbered, numerate, numerous, nutrient, nutritious.
O obedient, obese, obituary, oblige, oblique, oblivious, obnoxious, obscene, obscenity, obsessive, obstetrician, occasion, occupancy, occupier, occupying, occurred, occurrence, octogenarian, odorous, odour, offence, offered, official, officious, ominous, omission, omitted, oneself, opaque, ophthalmic, opinion, opponent, opportunity, opposite, orchestra, ordinary, original, orthodox, orthopaedic, oscillate, ostracize, outlying, outrageous, overdraft, overrate, overreach, overwrought, oxygen.
P pacifist, pageant, pamphlet, panacea, panegyric, panicked, papered, parachute, paraffin, paragraph, paralyse, paralysis, paraphernalia, parcelled, parliament, paroxysm, parquet, partially, participant, particle, partner, passenger, passers-by, pastime, patterned, pavilion, peaceable, peculiar, pejorative, pencilled, penicillin, peppered, perceive, perennial, perilous, permissible, permitted, pernicious, perpetrate, persistence, personnel, persuasion, perusal, pessimism, pessimistically, pesticide, phantom, pharmacy, pharyngitis, pharynx, phenomenon, phial, phlegm, physician, physiotherapist, picketed, picnic, picnicked, picturesque, pioneered, pious, piteous, pitiful, plaintiff, plausible, pleurisy, pneumonia, poignant, politician, pollution, polythene, porridge, portrait, portray, positive, possession, possibility, posthumous, potatoes, precede, precedent, precinct, precipice, precocious, preference, preferred, prejudice, preliminary, prepossessing, prerequisite, prerogative, prescription, presence, preservative, prestige, prestigious, pretentious, prevalent, priest, primitive, procedure, proceed, procession, professional, profiteering, prohibit, promiscuous, pronunciation, propeller, proposal, proprietor, prosecute, protagonist, protein, provocation, prowess, psalm, psyche, psychiatric, psychic, publicly, pursuit, putative, pyjamas.
Q quarrelsome, questionnaire, queue, quintet.
R rabies, radioed, radios, railing, rancour, ransack, rapturous, reassurance, rebelled, rebellious, recalcitrant, receipt, receive, recommend, reconnaissance, reconnoitre, recruitment, recurrence, redundant, referee, reference, referred, regatta, regrettable, regretted, rehabilitation, reign, relevant, relief, relieve, reminisce, reminiscence, remuneration, rendezvous, repertoire, repetitive, reprieve, reprisal, requisite, rescind, resemblance, reservoir, resistance, resourceful, responsibility, restaurant, restaurateur, resurrection, resuscitate, retrieve, reunion, reveille, revelry, revenue, reversible, rhapsody, rheumatism, rhododendron, rhomboid, rhubarb, rhyme, rhythm, ricochet, righteous, rigorous, rigour, risotto, riveted, rogue, roughage, roulette, royalty, rucksack, ruinous, rummage, rumour.
S sabotage, sacrilege, saddened, salmon, salvage, sanctuary, sandwich, sanitary, sapphire, satellite, scaffolding, scandalous, scenic, sceptre, schedule, scheme, schizophrenic, schooner, sciatica, science, scissors, scruple, scrupulous, scurrilous, scythe, secretarial, secretary, sedative, sedentary, sensitive, separate, sergeant, serrated, serviceable, serviette, settee, shampooed, shattered, sheikh, sheriff, shield, shovelled, shuddered, siege, significant, silhouette, simply, simultaneous, sincerely, sixtieth, skeleton, skilful, slanderous, slaughter, sleigh, sleight of hand, sluice, smattering, smithereens, snivelled, soccer, solemn, solicitor, soliloquy, soloist, sombre, somersault, sophisticated, sovereign, spaghetti, spectre, spherical, sphinx, sponsor, spontaneity, spontaneous, squabble, squandered, squawk, staccato, staggered, stammered, statistics, statutory, stealth, stereophonic, stirrup, storage, strait-laced, straitjacket, strategic, strength, strenuous, stupor, suave, subpoena, subtle, succeed, successful, successor, succinct, succulent, succumb, suddenness, suede, sufficient, suffocate, suicide, sullenness, summoned, supercilious, superfluous, supersede, supervise, supervisor, supplementary, surgeon, surveillance, surveyor, susceptible, suspicious, sweetener, sycamore, symmetry, sympathize, symphony, synagogue, syndicate, synonym, syringe.
T tableau, taciturn, taffeta, tangerine, tangible, tattoo, technique, teenager, televise, temperature, tenuous, terrifically, terrifying, territory, terrorist, therapeutic, therefore, thief, thinness, thirtieth, thorough, thoroughfare, threshold, thrombosis, throughout, thwart, thyme, tightened, titivate, tobacconist, toboggan, toffee, tomatoes, tomorrow, tonsillitis, topsy turvy, tornadoes, torpedoes, torpor, tortoiseshell, tortuous, totalled, tourniquet, towelling, trafficked, tragedy, traitorous, tranquillity, tranquillizer, transcend, transferable, transferred, transparent, travelled, traveller, tremor, troublesome, trousseau, truism, trustee, tsetse, tuberculosis, tumour, tunnelled, tureen, turquoise, twelfth, typhoon, tyranny.
U unanimous, unconscious, undoubted, unduly, unequalled, unique, unnecessary, unremitting, unrequited, unrivalled, upheaval, uproarious.
V vaccinate, vacuum, vague, vanilla, variegate, vehement, vendetta, veneer, ventilator, verandah, vermilion, veterinary, vetoes, vice versa, vicissitude, vigorous, vigour, viscount, visibility, vivacious, vociferous, voluminous, volunteered, vulnerable.
W walkie-talkie, walloped, warrior, wastage, watered, weakened, wearisome, Wednesday, weight, weird, whereabouts, wherewithal, widened, width, wield, wintry, witticism, wizened, woebegone, wooden, woollen, worsened, worship, worshipped, wrapper, wrath, wreak, writhe.
Y yield, yoghurt.
Z zealous, zigzagged
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