100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses & Misuses.
Many writers keep a list of words that they avoid for risk of
misusing them; others should adopt such a list. This quick guide
features 100 words that frequently trip us up. If someone says you look
pretty is that a compliment or a complement? Is the United States comprised or composed of 50 states? Did the CEO flaunt the law or flout it? Are flying conditions adverse or averse? Entries for these words
include sentences that use the word properly, an explanation of the
word's correct context, and examples of errors. All entries also
cover the word's pronunciation, grammatical use, connotations, and
history and also give examples of usage and related words. HM, 2004, 120
p., paperback, $4.95.