It's embarrassing to admit, but the other day a potential client asked whether I had taken the time to look over his proposal. I responded, "So far, I've only had the time to peruse it. I'll go over it thoroughly tonight and will get back to you tomorrow."
He paused. "OK...but you realize that peruse actually means to examine closely?"
When you're trying to make a great impression--or even when you're not--using the wrong word can spoil everything. (If you're wondering, I didn't get that job.)
Let's make sure that doesn't happen to you. The following list includes some of the most common incorrectly used words I've described in previous posts, plus many more.
Check it out, and then share your "favorite" incorrectly used words in the comments.