Catherine (tenthz) wrote,
Catherine
tenthz

not a quote

I was getting ready to post a quote, but I decided to post this little word-helper instead. It was from my a.word.a.day e-mail as well.

Here are various words with similar looks and sounds, some related, some not:
dessert (di-ZUHRT), as in "fat-free dessert", from French desservir (to clear the table)
desert (DEZ-uhrt), as in "the Sahara", from Latin deserere (to abandon)
desert (di-ZUHRT), as in "to desert the army", from Latin deserere (to abandon)
desert (di-ZUHRT), as in "to receive just deserts", from Latin deservire (to serve zealously)
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