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Friday Cutions

Words ending with -cution are surprisingly similar!

allocution
noun
a formal speech giving advice or a warning.

elocution
noun
the skill of clear and expressive speech, esp. of distinct pronunciation and articulation.

electrocution
verb [ trans. ]
a formal “speech” giving “advice”, esp. of “distinct” lightning bolts.

I don’t think that last one means what I think it means.