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Pinnacle SSC CGL CHSL English Confusing Words Part D

Pinnacle SSC CGL CHSL English Confusing Words Part D

Pinnacle SSC CGL CHSL English Confusing Words Part D

In this post we shall discuss about “Confusing Words” and these are the most important for competitive exams.

Bascially we can say that Confusing words are those words which have same pronouciation but have different meanings and spellings. Such as Weak and Week.

We have started the series of confusing words. So Here is the list of some confusing words::

 

1. Dairy/Diary

A dairy is a farm where milk and milk products are produced: We get fresh milk from the dairy everyday.

A diary is the daily journal kept: The boy writes in his diary for two hours every night.

 

2. Desert/Dessert

Desert means “to abandon” He deserted his family when he got a good job in the city.

Dessert is the sweet course of a meal: The whole family wanted to have cake for dessert.

 

3. Device/Devise

A device is an instrument used to perform a task: This device will peel apples for you

Devise is to create or invent: They will devise a scheme to continue the business.

 

4. Divers/Diverse  

Divers means “several”: You can take that statement in divers ways.

Diverse means “different or varied”: There are many diverse cultures in the world.

 

5. Discreet/Discrete

Discreet means “modest and prudent”: Please be discreet about the surprise party, we don’t want her to find out.

Discrete means “separate and distinct”: Even though they were married, they kept their money in two discrete accounts.

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6. Disinterested/Uninterested

Disinterested is an adjective that means “unbiased or impartial”: Since she had nothing to do with the house, she was a disinterested party in the matter.

Uninterested means “not interested”: Anita was just uninterested in the offer.

 

7. Each other/One another

Use each other when only two objects are involved: The twins love each other.

Use one another in referring to more than two objects: The triplets all love one another.

 

8. Each/Every

These are singular distributive pronouns; use them with a singular verb. Each refers to a single individual in a group: Each of us voted differently.

Every refers to all the members of a group inclusively: Every one of us voted the same.

 

9. Illicit/Elicit

Elicit is a verb that means “to draw out”: The teacher had trouble eliciting responses from the students.

Illicit is an adjective meaning “illegal or illegitimate”: Illicit drugs or illicit behavior may help you enter jail.

 

10. Emigrant/Immigrant  

An emigrant is a person who leaves his native country to settle in another: The emigrants left everything behind in search of something more.

An immigrant refers is person who moves to a new country: Many immigrants settle in this country every year.

 

11. Emigrate/Immigrate

Emigrate from means “to leave one’s country”: Many indians emigrated to the US.

Immigrate to means “to settle in another country”: Her family immigrated to the US four generations ago.

 

12. Eminent/Emanant/Imminent 

Eminent means “of high rank, outstanding, or prestigious”: An eminent author came to read at the university.

Emanant means “sending or issuing forth”: Emanant thoughts like those should be kept to yourself.

Imminent means “close to happening or near”: Everyone waited anxiously for an imminent storm predicted to arrive shortly.

 

13. Enervate/Innervate 

Innervate means “to supply with nerves or vitality”: The therapist innervated the shoulders with massage.

Enervate is to weaken or destroy the vitality of: The negative attitude enervated her enthusiasm.

 

14. Entomology/Etymology 

Entomology refers to the study of insects: Danny couldn’t be afraid of bugs if he wanted to get a degree in entomology.

Etymology is the study of the history of words and where they come from: The etymology of mortify goes back to Latin mortuus “dead”

 

15. Ethereal/Ephemeral

Ethereal describes something that is light, airy, and intangible: Ethereal clouds hovered above; Everything in the ballroom looked ethereal.

Ephemeral refers to anything lasting for a short period: Truth can be an ephemeral thing; A creek can be ephemeral if it disappears in the middle of summer.

 

16. Everyone/Every one

Everyone means “each person”: Everyone in the room must leave immediately.

Every one refers to each thing or person individually: The baker put every one of the eggs in the basket.

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17. Explicit/Implicit

Explicit means “clear and direct”: Please give me explicit directions.

Implicit means “indirectly, with some parts understood”: They implicitly agreed to never talk on the subject again.

 

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