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50 most commonly mispronounced words

by IELTS

IELTS for studying in Australia

You know the word but stop yourself from saying it out loud for fear of pronouncing it wrongly. This predicament is relatable as we all have mishaps over the complexities of the English language now and then. There is nothing to be embarrassed by, as language is forever evolving and mispronounced. Misspelled words often find their way into our world, making it increasingly tough to know what is right and wrong. Let’s admit it, speaking can be deceiving, especially if it’s in a language that is not your mother tongue.

That got us thinking and we decided to start our own “pronunciation” series and list the 50 most commonly mispronounced words. The list provides a good start to help you articulate and enunciate words correctly.

Abalone

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Albeit

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Almond

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Attaché

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Boutique

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Cache

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Chaos

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Coup

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Coupon

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Debris

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Debut

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Divorce

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Epitome

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Espresso

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Et cetera

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Faux pas

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Film

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Flour

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Gauge

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Genre

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Heinous

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Hierarchy

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Hyperbole

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Ingenuity

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Itinerary

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Jewellery

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Library

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Lingerie

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Lip-Sync

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Maniac

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Miniature

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Mischievous

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Niche

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Often

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Paradigm

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Pronunciation

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Pseudonym

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QuoteIELTS Blog- Pronunication_Quote

 

Regime

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Rendezvous

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Reservoir

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Salmon

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Salon

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Silicon

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Sour

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Subtle

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Suite

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Tuition

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Turquoise

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Yolk

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Reference: Dictionary.com

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