This week’s word is offered by way of elucidating something for my own benefit. I know deep in my heart that the words ‘cognate’ and ‘cognitive’ don’t mean anything like the same thing, but I still have a nasty habit–especially when writing quickly–of using them as if they do.
Let’s look at their differences as defined by the Chambers dictionary phone app:
Most definitely not to be confused with:
Completely different, y’see?
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