When you pull a rope as hard as you can between two posts or between two people, you pull it taut. One’s muscles may be taut with rage or effort.
When you were in school, your teachers taught you reading, writing and arithmetic.
Bullies taunt their prey with words, or you may taunt or tease someone in fun.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so you should know that carat weight is important in buying a diamond– the more the more expensive the diamond. A caret is a term used by editors & writers like me. It is an editor’s mark, showing that a correction needs to be made. Of course, Bugs Bunny eats carrots to stay healthy.
The line between these two words is becoming blurred because both words are hardly ever in common use nowadays.
Troupe refers to a travelling group of minstrels who used to visit castles to entertain. Later, when Burlesque was popular, a troupe was a group of actors/entertainers who sang & danced & moved from town to town.
A troop refers to a grup of soldiers who serve togther under a commander.
When one is thought to be a trouper, it means the show must go on, even if sickness or injury might indicate otherwise. Someone may be a trouper if they carry on under any kind of adversity.
A trooper is one individual in a troop of soldiers. It doesn’t indicate someone carrying on under adversity. thus a trooper might be a trouper if he continues his duties even while injured.
You can be an amateur as opposed to a professional, usually meaning you don’t get paid as much as a professional. An amateur often means someone who is in training, not fully qualified yet.
Armature refers to part of a machine, which rotates to cause the machine to move.
These words are not interchangeable, nor are they anything close to meaning the same thing.
You can rap on a door with your knuckles, someone may get a bum rap, when blammed for something they didn’t do.
However, you end a meeting when you wrap up, or you can wrap a present, wrap yourself in a blanket.
These words are not interchangeable.