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(AN ik doht") (noun
An interesting incident or brief history; a short narrative; sometimes, a humorous account: Scott, have you noticed that many public speakers begin their talks with a humorous anecdote
Jane told an anecdote about her early childhood.
(AN ti doht") (noun
1. A remedy to counteract poison; an antitoxin: Doctors rushed an antidote
to the boy who was bitten by a snake.
2. Anything that works against an unwanted condition; a remedy or a cure: A hobby is considered a good antidote
for boredom and for keeping our minds active.
Is there an antidote for strychnine poisoning?
Be sure to spell and pronounce anecdote properly. Don't confuse it with antidote; for example, James told an anecdote about his Canadian travels.
Does the doctor have an antidote for the food poisoning our friend got when he ate at the restaurant?
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Confusing Words Clarified: Group A; Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs, Synonyms, Polysemes, etc.
dat-, dos-, dot-, dow-, don-, dit-