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TO, TOO, TWO To is a preposition meaning towards; too means also; two is number after one.
VICIOUS, VISCOUS Vicious means savage, cruel; viscous means thick, gummy.
WAIST, WASTE Waist is part of your body around which you fasten your belt; waste is stuff that's thrown away.
WAVE, WAIVE Wave means to flap your hand in farewell and as a noun is also a breaker on beach; waive means to give up one's rights or claim.
WAVER, WAIVER Waver means to be undecided; waiver means giving up of one's rights or claim.
WEAK, WEEK Weak is opposite of strong; week is seven days, Sunday to Saturday.
WET, WHET Wet as a verb means strictly to pour liquid on something, or soak something in liquid. You do not "wet" somebody's appetite for anything; you'll only land up doing opposite of what you want! Instead, you whet it, which means to sharpen or stimulate.
WHICH, WITCH As a fantasy writer, I have trouble believing people get these two confused! Which is one of a group; witch is a sorcerer.
WHOSE, WHO'S This confusion is similar to its and it's. Whose is possessive, and who's is short for "who is".
YOUR, YOU'RE As in previous entry, this confusion is similar to its and it's. Your is possessive and you're is short for "you are".
This is end of present list, which is growing all time. Updates will appear on complete list on my web site.
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