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Here are 400 or so words in everyday use which are commonly misspelled, ranging from the simple to the distinctly tricky, compiled from various such lists I have found, and from my own experience.

abattoir
abscess
absence
accede
accommodate
accomplish
accordion
achievement
acknowledge
acquaintance
acquire
acquisition
acreage
across
address
adultery
advisable
affect / effect
aficionado
again
alleged
allegiance
all right
almost
a lot
altogether
always
amateur
amend
among
amount
amphitheatre
annually
annul
anoint
apparent
arctic
arguing
argument
article
ascent / assent
asinine
atheist
attendance
awesome
awful
baptism
battalion
beautiful
because
become
beginning
beige
believe
bellwether
benefited
bizarre
bourgeois
breathe
broccoli
brought
bulletin
buoyant
bureaucracy
Caesar
caffeine
calendar
camaraderie
camouflage
capital / capitol
Caribbean
cartilage
category
caught
cemetery
changeable
chief
collaborate
colleague
collectible
commemorate
coming
committed
compliment / complement
concede
congratulate
conscientious
conscious
consensus
consummate
coolly
corollary
deceive
decided
definitely
dependent / dependant
description
desert / dessert
desiccated
desperate
developed
development
didnít
difference
dilemma
diphthong
disastrous
discipline
discreet / discrete
dispel
dissect
dissipate
does
doesnít
drunkenness
dumbbell
dying / dyeing
dysentery
ecstasy
effect / affect
eighth
embarrass
emigrate
envelop / envelope
especially
etc.
exaggerate
exceed
excerpt exciting
exercise
exhilarate
existence
expense
experience
explanation
fascinate
February
fiery
finally
forbidding
foreboding
foregoing
forgo
forty
friend
gauge
genealogy
generally
genius
glamorous
government
grammar
grievous
guarantee
guttural
harass
height
heroes
hindrance
hole / whole
horrific
hors d'oeuvres
huge
humorous
hygiene
hygienic
hypocrisy
idiosyncrasy
imitate
immigrate
incur
independent
indispensable
influential
innocuous
innovation
inoculate
install
instil (US: instill)
integrate
interest
interrupt
involve
irascible
irreparable
irresistible
its / itís
jewellery (US: jewelry)
knowledgeable
laboratory
languorous
led / lead
legend
loathsome
lose / loose
liaison
library
lightning
liquefy
losing
lying
magically
marriage
marshmallow
mayonnaise
Mediterranean
memento
mere
mettle / metal
mileage
millennium
miniature
minuscule
minute
mischief
mischievous
misspell
moccasin
monkeys
monstrous
mountains
naive
necessary
ninety
ninth
noble
noticeable
occasion
occur
occurred
occurrence
occurring
oíclock
odyssey
omission
opinion
opportunity
paid
palate / palette / pallet
pallor
panicking
parallel
paralleled
paraphernalia
parliament
particular
pastime
pavilion
people
perennial
performance
permanent
personal / personnel
pharaoh
piece / peace
plagiarize
playwright
plebeian
possession
possible
potatoes
practical
prairie
precede
precipitation
prejudice
preferred
prepare
prerogative
presence
presumptuous
principal / principle
privilege
probably
procedure
proceed
profession
professor
pronunciation
propaganda
prophesy / prophecy
publicly
puerile
pursue
putrefy
quarantine
questionnaire
queue
quiet / quite
rarefy
really
receipt
receive
recommend
reconnaissance
reference
referring
relevant
religious
remembrance
rendezvous
repellent
repetition
responsible
restaurant
restaurateur
resuscitate
rhapsody
rhyme
rhythm
saccharine
sacrifice
sacrilegious
safety
sapphire
satellite
saxophone
scurrilous
seize
sense
separate
separation
sergeant
sheriff
siege
silhouette
silliness
similar
siphon
slept
society
something
sovereign
spaghetti
stationary / stationery
stopped
stopping
stubbornness
studios
studying
subpoena
subterranean
succeed
successful
succession
summer
supersede
surprise
swimming
symmetry
tariff
tattoo
temperament
territory
than / then
their / there / they're
thorough
threshold
tomatoes
tomorrow
tragedy
transferred
treacherous
truly
twelfth
tyranny
underrate
unmistakable
unnecessary
unparalleled
until
upholstery
usable
usually
vaccinate
valleys
vegetable
very
vicious
villain
waiver
Wednesday
welfare
werenít
whole / hole
wholly
withhold
woman
women
wondrous
write
writing
yield
yolk
youíre / your
zucchini