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Say It Right! contains a list of commonly mispronounced words with correct audio pronunciations and definitions in a Singaporean voice. Learn how to pronounce words like liaise, siphon, esplanade, almond, library.

  • Illustrate

    Word pronunciation: il-uh-streyt, ih-luhs-treyt
    Definition: To use pictures or designs to help demonstrate something

    Example: Let me illustrate what I mean.

  • Increment

    Word pronunciation: in-kruh-muhnt
    Definition: An increase in profits or salary

    Example: You should get a small increment in your pay this year.

  • Initiative

    Word pronunciation: ih-nish-ee-uh-tiv, ih-nish-uh-
    Definition: A new action that is intended to solve a problem

    Example: She took the initiative to be the first volunteer.

  • Injure

    Word pronunciation: in-jer
    Definition: To hurt or cause physical harm to someone

    Example: Be careful, you may injure yourself.

  • Intermediate

    Word pronunciation: in-ter-mee-dee-it
    Definition: Occurring between two things or events.

    Example: After passing the basic driver’s test, you advance to an intermediate level.

  • Iteration

    Word pronunciation: it-uh-rey-shuhn
    Definition: A repetition of something, usually to improve it.

    Example: The scientist did an iteration of tests before reaching a conclusion.

  • Itinerary

    Word pronunciation: ahy-tin-uh-rer-ee, ih-tin-
    Definition: A plan for the route and the times of a journey

    Example: The travel itinerary was well-planned, I could see each day’s schedule at a glance.

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