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Can you pick which of the two words is being described?

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Which word...A or B
...is a governing body?
(A) Council or (B) Counsel
...is a verb?
(A) Envelop or (B) Envelope
...is a transitive verb that is followed by an object?
(A) Lie or (B) Lay
...means 'to closely examine or study'?
(A) Pour over or (B) Pore over
...is synonymous with 'earlier'?
(A) Formally or (B) Formerly
...means 'willing to please'?
(A) Complaisant or (B) Complacent
...means 'in that order'?
(A) Respectfully or (B) Respectively
...should be used to describe a measurable distance?
(A) Further or (B) Farther
...is the verb used when naming the country you moved FROM?
(A) Immigrate or (B) Emigrate
...is a preposition used with two persons or things?
(A) Between or (B) Among
...means 'awake'?
(A) Conscious or (B) Conscience
...indicates a smaller amount that can be counted?
(A) Fewer or (B) Less
Which word...A or B
...is a contraction?
(A) It's or (B) Its
...should be used to say that a person is experiencing nausea?
(A) Nauseated or (B) Nauseous
...means 'to continue'?
(A) Proceed or (B) Precede
...describes a downward movement?
(A) Dissent or (B) Descent
...should be used (with 'breath') to express suspense?
(A) Bated or (B) Baited
...describes the dot above a lowercase i or j?
(A) Title or (B) Tittle
...authorizes the use of medicine?
(A) Proscribe or (B) Prescribe
...indicates that something will occur soon?
(A) Eminent or (B) Imminent
...is a piece of jewelry?
(A) Broach or (B) Brooch
...is a collective term for writing materials?
(A) Stationery or (B) Stationary
...accompanies thunder?
(A) Lightning or (B) Lightening
...indicates obtaining permission to do something?
(A) Can or (B) May

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