A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves A NATIONAL LEADER in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves
A NATIONAL LEADER
in teaching students
to write effectively,
learn from each other
and think for themselves

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Commonly Misused Words

reticent

An adjective that describes one who keeps thoughts and feelings private. Do not use to mean "unwilling" or "reluctant."  Correct: Because she lived alone and spoke to very few of her neighbors, she was described as shy and reticent.  Incorrect: Vactioners were reticent to visit the Florida beaches after the hurricane.

SOURCE: American Heritage Dictionaries' 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses & Misuses