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January 10, 2019 ACES News

Speech Scientist Rupal Patel to be keynote speaker at ACES 2019

ACES announces 2019 keynote speaker


January 1, 2019 ACES News

A Heart-Rending Usage Tip

One definition of heart-wrenching is “injuring by violent twisting or straining.” However, the traditional idiom is heart-rending.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Chiasmus X Marks the Spot

A chiasmus is a rhetorical device in which the order of the terms in the first of two parallel clauses is reversed in the second.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Clique, Claque, Cloqué

Some words, like clique, claque, cloqué, are just fun to say.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Confusables: Defuse and Diffuse

The near-homophones defuse and diffuse can give writers and editors some trouble.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Confusables: Elicit and Illicit

Take care when choosing between elicit and solicit. Soliciting means asking for something; eliciting means actually getting it.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Confusables: Empathy and Sympathy

Understanding the difference between empathy and sympathy.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Confusables: Insidious and Invidious

It’s a good idea to make sure you understand two very negative words that can easily be confused: insidious and invidious.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Confusables: Metal, Medal, Mettle, and Meddle

Understanding metal, medal, mettle, and meddle.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Confusables: Inveigh and Inveigle

Because inveigh and inveigle are so similar, it’s easy to mistake one for the other.