Weekly Words Q-V

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Regrettably/Regretfully

Regrettable: (adj) regrettably (adv)

causing or deserving regret; unfortunate; deplorable.

Regretfully: (adv)\Regret; sorrowful because of what is lost, gone, or done.


Reluctant/Reticent

Reluctant: (adj)

unwilling; disincline; struggling in opposition.

a reluctant candidate.

Reticent: (adj)

disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved.

reluctant or restrained.


Stationary/Stationery (see my mnemonic device how to remember these and two more, click here.)

Stationary:

standing still; not moving, having a fixed position; not movable.

established in one place; not itinerant or migratory.

The market price has remained stationary for a week

Stationery:

writing paper, writing materials, as pens, pencils, paper, and envelopes.


Tortuous/Torturous

Tortuous (adj)

full of twists, turns, or bends; twisting, winding, or crooked: deceitfully indirect or morally crooked

a tortuous path.

not direct or straightforward, as in procedure or speech; intricate; circuitous:

tortuous negotiations lasting for months.

Torturous (adj)

pertaining to, involving, or causing torture or suffering.


Veracious/Voracious

Veracious:

habitually speaking the truth; accurate, truthful; honest.                                    

a veracious witness.

Voracious

craving or consuming large quantities of food; exceedingly eager

a voracious appetite

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