Confusing Words Clarified: Group T; Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs, Synonyms, Polysemes, etc. +
(lists of "T" sections that are organized into what for some people are confusing groups of words)
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2. A large bird that occurs in the wild in North, Central, and South America or one that is raised domestically; frequently cooked and served for festive occasions: "We bought a large turkey at the market because we were expecting a group of friends for dinner tomorrow."
It is a well-known fact that the North American turkey is not able to fly to Turkey.
2. A graduate, usually a fellow, responsible for the supervision of an undergraduate at some British universities: "She is a tutor in European history at this British university."
3. A teacher or teaching assistant in some universities and colleges having a rank lower than that of an instructor: "A tutor at the university was assigned to provide additional guidance to foreign students about the English language."
"There are some teachers who stay after school to tutor students who need additional help in their subjects."
2. Of or relating to the royal monarchs of England: "When people study British history, they must not ignore the English royal family that descended from Sir Owen Tudor."
The prince in the Tudor household always had his own tutor.
2. To adjust; to fine-tune: "The company may have to tweak the software program once more."
2. In a twitter refers to being very nervous or excited about something: "She was all in a twitter about the birthday party."
3. A mini-blogging social-network service that lets a person update friends on what is going on at any particular moment: "Twitter allows blog posts of only 140 characters, which is just large enough for a sentence, or two, if they are very short."
4. A social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and to read other users' updates (known as tweets): "In March, 2009, Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury strip started to satirize Twitter, with the strip characters ironically highlighting the triviality of tweets and Roland, a character in the strip, defending the need to keep up with the constant-update trend or lose relevance in today's society."
In Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury" comic strip of March 6, 2009, the last frame has a banner saying: Tweets for Twits.
The twit organized a twitter in order to tweak plans for the tweetup; however, although the twit used the twitter service, unfortunately there was a twitter who kept interrupting the efforts to tweet the twit's friends.
2. There are other forms of 't or the missing letter i in it plus verb forms:
"Oh, come on, 'tisn't all that difficult."
Maybe 'twasn't for you, but 'twas for me and besides, 'tis easy for you talk this way when you didn't have to go through the trouble. I repeat, 'twasn't an easy thing to do and if 'tweren't for the help of my friend, 'twouldn't be done at all!"
It seems that 'twill be a long time before she finds a twill that she likes as well as the twill she saw in the store window.
Even though 'twon't make her happy if she has to settle for her second choice, 'twill be easy for you because you don't sew and so you don't know the difference between one kind of twill and another one.