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Exchange Exemplar: This Word Or That Word?

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Sometimes words can just confuse us. Do you know the difference between "imitate" and "emulate?" How about "pitiful" and "pitiable?"

Or--classic 2020-how to tell if you're "infectious" or "contagious?" Charles Harrington Elster, an expert on the English language, lays out the differences for us in How to Tell Fate from Destiny: And Other Skillful Word Distinctions.

We enjoy anew this interview from 2018. Or is it "again?"

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