A Few “C” Words

Word Usage

canvas/canvass

Canvas is a noun meaning fabric.

Canvass is a verb meaning to solicit.

chafe/chaff

Chafe is a verb meaning to irritate or to make sore by rubbing.

Chaff is a verb meaning to tease.

chord/cord

Chord is a noun meaning a group of musical notes or a noun referring to a type of arc in geometry.

Cord is a noun meaning a length of rope or any material made of twisted strands.

complacent/complaisant

Complacent is an adjective meaning content or self-satisfied or pleasing to oneself.

Complaisant is an adjective meaning cheerfully obliging or pleasing to others.

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