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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