Word of the Week

Ungulate? Undulate?

By Annette Rey

Be careful. One letter a large mistake makes.

What is an ugulate?

un·gu·late

[ˈəNGɡyələt, ˈəNGɡyəˌlāt]

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

—–

What does undulate mean?

un·du·late

[ˈən-jə-lət]

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

swell

Watch for that one letter difference between these two words.

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s