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These two words are so similar that an NBC commentator messed them up! Learn two great vocabulary words today.
I was watching the Olympics last night, and the commentator used the wrong word.
“She is incredible adapt at going big.”
He said ‘adapt’, which is
a verb. He meant ‘adept’, an adjective. ADEPT – very skilled, proficient. This
person was an adept snowboarder, a very skilled snowboarder. So that’s
‘adept’ with the EH vowel. But what he said was ‘adapt’, with the AA vowel.
Now, that’s a verb, and it means ‘to make suitable to requirements or
conditions, to adjust or modify fittingly. But what he meant was ‘adept’. She
is skilled. Adept, adapt.