Are you familiar with the word ENERVATE? Do you think it’s equivalent to ENERGIZE? It’s not, but that ENER—fools a lot of people. In fact, ENERVATE means to drain the energy from something or someone.
These days many good shows are on television on Sunday night, and although we record them, my husband and I tend to park ourselves in front of the set and watch as many as we can stay awake for. When we finally give up, we are both completely enervated, feeling as if we will never be able to move again.
If you are not sure of the meaning of word, rather than making an awkward mistake, take a second to use your dictionary. All it takes is one click, hardly an enervating task.