Is It Honor or Honour?

Honor (AmE) Honour (BrE) n. 1.(uncountable) The state of being morally upright, honest, noble, virtuous, and magnanimous; the perception of such a state. 2.(uncountable) Veneration of someone, usually for being morally upright and/or competent.

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Fiancé vs. Fiancée

Fiancé Fiancée

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