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Confused words in English- Be aware it

There are several words that may be confusing because they are similar in meaning or pronunciation but have different meanings. This is another important section on which questions will be asked in different formats. The candidates should be very careful in answering this section. Knowledge of the meaning of both the words is essential. For this a list of some words that are often confused is given below. Read them carefully and practice.




CONFUSED WORDS

1. Accept - agree
Except - to exclude
2. Accede - agree
Exceed - surpass
3. Adapt - adjust
Adopt - take an idea
4. Advice - opinion
Advise - to counsel
5. Affect - change
Effect - result
6. Allude - to suggest indirectly
Elude - to dodge or escape
7. Allusion – reference
Illusion - false belief
8. Alter – change
Altar - a raised paltform
9. Ascent - the act of climbing up
Assent - consent
10. Atone - to make amends
Attain - to reach or achieve
11. Avert - to anticipate and ward off
Overt - not concealed
12. Bare - plain
Bear - endure
13. Beside - next to
Besides - also, additionally
14. Birth - the process of being born
Berth - a bed on a train
15. Brake - device to lock the wheels
Break - smash
16. By law - according to law
Bylaw - rules adopted by an organization
17. Cannon - very large gun
Canon - an ecclesiastical code of laws
18. Canvas - cloth used for painting
Canvass - solicit votes
19. Caret - a proof-reader's symbol

Carrot - an orange root vegetable
Carat - a unit of measure of the purity of gold
20.Carpus - wrist
Corpus - body
21. Cell - small room
Sell - exchange for money
22. Censor - to prohibit free expression

Sensor - something that interprets stimulation
Censure - rebuke, harsh criticism
23. Chord - a group of notes sounded together
Cord - a string

24. Cite - to quote or mention

Site - a place
Sight - view
25. Coarse - rough

Course - a series of lectures on one subject
26. Complement - to supplement or make complete
Compliment - to praise or congratulate
27.Corps - an organization of people dedicated to a single goal
Corpse - a dead body

28. Decedent - deceased person



29.Depositary - one who receives a deposit

Dissident - one who disagrees


Depository - place where something is deposited

30. Desert - dry area of land covered with sand
Dessert - the last part of a meal

31. Engross - to absorb full attention

In gross -existing independently, in a large quantity or sum
32. Forego - to precede
Forgo - to give up
33. Formerly - previously
Formally - officially
34. In jure - according to law
Injure - to harm
35. Lesson - a piece of instruction
Lessen - to reduce
36. Lose - misplace
Loose - not fastened
37.Lumbar - relating to vertebrae
Lumber - timber ready for use
38.Misogamy - hatred of marriage
Misogyny - hatred of women
39.Opposite - contrary
Apposite - appropriate; relevant
40.Overseas - beyond or across the sea
Oversees - surveys; supervises
41.Pause - a temporary stop
Paws - feet of animals
42.Peace - freedom from war
Piece - a part of a whole
43.Peak - summit; highest level
Peek - a brief look
44.Pendant - something suspended as an ornament
Pendent - supported from above

45.Pole - a rod
Poll - casting of votes
46.Principal - main
Principle - law
47.Procede - to surpass in rank
Proceed - to continue
48.Quite - wholly
Quiet - calm
49.Rein - to check or stop
Rain - to pour down
Reign - to rule
50.Stair - a flight of steps
Stare - look fixedly
51.Saver - one who saves
Savour - the taste or smell of something
52.Sever - to separate, detach
Severe - grim, stern
53.Side - lateral
Sighed - uttered a sigh
54.Summary - quickly executed
Summery - fit for summer

55.Team - to yoke
Teem - to abound
56.Troop - a group of soldiers
Troupe - a group of theoretical performers
57.Vain - worthless
Vein - blood vessel
58.Vice - a moral fault
Vise - a tool with tight-holding jaws
59.Waist - part of the body
Waste - rejected material
60.Waive - to strike off
Wave - to motion with hand



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