Here we go with more pot-hole words you can stumble into.
Peak and pique
"Peak" can be a noun, verb, or adjective. It's often misused in the verb form: "his interest was peaked [sic] when he heard she'd been seen topless in the local bar". As a verb, " to peak" means to reach the highest point of a value or time, viz: "The stock peaked at $46 a share,"' it doesn't mean to arouse interest, that's "pique".
"Pique" can be used as a noun or verb. As a noun, it means irritation or resentment: "when she dumped him, he threw the phone across the room in a fit of pique."
As a verb, to "pique" means to arose interest or curiosity: "the blood splatters piqued his curiosity". It can also mean to feel irritated: "she was piqued at his carelessness."
Eek and eke
I've seen "eek" and "eke" confused several times online, so it's a definite pot-hole. :-)
"Eek" is something you say when you're shocked: "Eek! I've just seen a mouse!"
"Eke" is a verb which indicates difficulty -- "he eked out a living on the farm".
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