26 Confused Words and Meanings

26 Confused Words and Meanings






Accept : agree to receive or do

Except: not including

 

Adverse: unfavourable or harmful

Adverse: strongly disliking or opposed to

 

Aloud: Out loud

Allowed: Permitted

 

Bare: Naked or to uncover

Bear: To carry or put up with something

 

Born: Having started a life

Borne: Carried

 

Bough: Branch of a tree

Bow: front of a ship or to bend the head

 




Canvas: Strong type of cloth

Canvass: Seek someone’s vote

 

Coarse: Rough or uneven

Course: Direction, school object

 

Currant: Dried grape

Current: Happening now

 

Disinterested: Impartial

Uninterested: Not interested

 

Dual: Having two parts

Duel: Contest between two participants

 

Palate: Roof of the mouth

Palette: Board for mixing colours

 

Sight: Ability to see

Site: Location or place

 

Storey: Level of a building

Story: Tale or account

 




Tortuous: Complex of full or twists

Torturous: Suffering of full or pain

 

Pole: Long, slender piece of wood

Poll: Vote in an election

 

Aural: Relating to ears or hearing

Oral: Relates to the mouth or spoken word

 

Serial: happening in a series

Cereal: breakfast food or edible grain

 

illicit: not allowed by law or against rules

Elicit: draw out a reply or reaction

 

Loathe: to hate someone or something

Loath: reluctant or unwilling

 

Infer: draw a conclusion from

Imply: indirectly suggest something

 

Climatic: relating to climate

Climactic: creating a climax


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