Confusing Words Clarified: Group H; Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs, Synonyms, Polysemes, etc. +
(lists of "H" sections that are organized into what for some people are confusing groups of words)
I don't mispell, as others mite,
But allways right each item rite;
So I emit resounding hoops
At other righter's speling bloops.
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2. An obstacle or difficulty, a hindrance, an obstruction: The final exam is the student's last hurdle before graduation.
Karl could see the car hurtle down the highway.2. To throw forcibly, to fling with great force; to whirl: The quarterback was able to hurtle the football toward the receiver who caught it and ran for a touchdown.
The bicycle hurtled into the pedestrian.
The cross-country runner was faced with many hurdles over which she had to hurdle herself as she attempted to hurtle towards the finish line.
2. A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect: Examples of hyperbole are illustrated by the following statements:
I'm so tired, I could sleep for a year.
This book weighs a ton.
I could eat a million of these cookies.
It is taking an eternity to finish the research!
It might be a hyperbole to describe the hyperbola as reaching to the moon instead of just stating that is was large and graceful.
It would be hypocritical if a teacher overlooked the serious errors in his or her student’s homework, but it would be hypercritical if that instructor criticized other teachers for being too loose with their grading systems.
The doctors were very worried about Josie's well-being because her temperatures kept fluctuating between hyperthermia and hypothermia without a medical explanation.