Writing & Editing Commonly confused words: What a difference one letter can make Is it appraise or apprise? Jibe or jive? How to remember the differences among these similarly-spelled words. By Denise C. BaronNov. 19, 2010 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.