Which Word Works?

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