Have you ever been confused by word pronunciations and meanings? Here are a few to make your day:
CHILDISH suggests immaturity/unreasonableness.
CHILDLIKE suggests innocence/mildness/freshness.
EXPLICIT Something deliberately spelled out (contract, document, etc.).
IMPLICIT Not specific, but either suggested or necessary to meet goal.
STAUNCH (adj) means fervent,faithful, strong.
STANCH (v) means to stop the flow. Usually used re bleeding, literally or metaphorically.
These two words are pronounced the same.
SASHIMI Japanese dish of thinly sliced raw fish.
SUSHI cold rice w/vinegar, formed into many shapes & garnished w/raw seafood/vegetable bits.
ASSAULT means threat that makes person fear violence. The act or an instance of unlawfully threatening or attempting to injure another. LEGAL DEFINITION ONLY
BATTERY means violent/ugly intentional touching. The act of beating or pounding. LEGAL DEFINITION ONLY
And if you need a good dictionary, try the American Heritage Dictionary. Superb. And as with other online dictionaries, it has the pronunciation available.