Words beginning with cons...
To be alert and awake is to be conscious.

Words beginning with cons...

Are you conscious of your conscience? Practise spelling words beginning at cons in this KS3 quiz.

"Take care that you never spell a word wrong. Always before you write a word, consider how it is spelled, and, if you do not remember, turn to a dictionary. It produces great praise to a lady to spell well." - Thomas Jefferson to his daughter.

Well, ladies, you heard the man! It is true that people often judge spelling mistakes harshly, assuming that the person making the mistake is careless, ignorant, or ill-read. Somehow spelling mistakes take on a much greater significance than perhaps they should. English, as you already know, is very frequently not spelled phonetically and it takes enormous powers of memory to spell without errors. While it is not necessarily good for your writing to pause and consider each word, as Jefferson recommends, it is true that regular practice will improve your spelling. Whether it is especially ladylike to spell well might be a question better left to Jefferson's era and social milieu.

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To make a proposition which is logically incompatible with another proposition
    "Contra-" means "against"
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Subject matter; substance
    "Content" is the spelling for a pair of homonyms. In addition to the definition above, "content" also refers to a state of satisfaction
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Alert, awake
    How many other words with a -cious ending can you name? Delicious, suspicious, malicious....
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A speech sound caused by obstructing the breath
    The a of the final unstressed syllable is the tricky bit
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    'The c-------------- right of free speech'
    "Constitutional" is the adjective related to the noun, "constitution"
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A result of a preceding event or act
    Engage your brain cells with this word: the s, q, and c are tricky!
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The system of primary principles and laws that regulates a government
    The i of the unstressed second syllable is the most difficult part of the word to remember
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Without break, cessation or interruption
    If you can spell "continue", you will have an advantage with "continuous"
  9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A line on a map delineating those points which have the same altitude
    The letter combination -our can be a tricky part of the word to remember
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
    "Contradict" and "contradiction" are related

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