Word of the Week

Ungulate? Undulate?

By Annette Rey

Be careful. One letter a large mistake makes.

What is an ugulate?


[ˈəNGɡyələt, ˈəNGɡyəˌlāt]

Simply put, an ungulate is a hoofed mammal. Some are odd-toed and some are even-toed.


What does undulate mean?



Undulate means move in a wavelike motion. This word is often used to describe the visual effects of the ground surface during an earthquake.

Synonyms are:

surge  wobble     heave    billow    oscillate   ripple    flow     roll    wind  fluctuate


Watch for that one letter difference between these two words.



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