common confused words

Common Confused Words

Common confused words are the most important field of English vocabulary. everyone who speaks English has some confusion in different vocabulary words that looks same but have different meanings.

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Here is the list of most common words with confusion:

Accedeto agree
Concedeto admit
Ascendantrising
Ascendancycontrolling influence
Attenuateto make thin or lean
Extenuatemitigate; to lessen the gravity of an act
Avocationsubordinate occupation generally pursued for pleasure
Vocationoccupation, career
Beneficialadvantageous, useful
Beneficentkind
Boldnesscourage of transient nature
Couragethe quality that enable men to meet danger without fear
Capablehaving ability or skill to do
Capaciousroomy
Collisionclash
Collusiona secret agreement to deceive
Complacentpleased, satisfied
Complaisantobliging
Complimentan expression to regard or praise
Complementthat which completes
Compensationreward for service
Remunerationreward
Completeaccomplish
Finishto end
Confidantone who is entrusted with secrets
Confidentfully assured
Consciousaware of
Conscientiousone who acts according to the dictates of one’s conscience
Corporalbodily
Corporealhaving a body or substance
Decryto condemn
Descryto discover by the eye
Deduceto infer a truth or opinion from what precedes
Deductto subtract
Deliveranceact of delivering from evil or fear
Deliverythe act of speaking
Depreciateto low in value
Deprecateto express disapproval of some
Effectualsuccessful in producing the desired effect
Effectivehaving power to effect

Common confused words List 2

Exceptionableto which exception can be taken
Exceptionalextraordinary
Exciteto stir up
Inciteto move the mind to action
EventAn occurrence of some importance not necessarily unexpected
Accidentunexpected happening
Farthermore far or distant
Furtheradditional
Factiousturbulent
Facetiousjoking
Fetchto go and get
Bringtaking something with one
Flagrantglaring
Fragrantsweet
Fleeto run away
Flyto move through the air on wings or in an aircraft
Freedompersonal and private liberty
Libertypublic freedom
Geniusrare natural gifts
Talenthigh mental ability or extraordinary capacity that is acquired
Gentlepolite
Genteelwell-bred
Goaldestination
Gaoljail
Goodpossessing desirable qualities
Goodlylarge; graceful
Greeddesire for more than one needs
Avaricelove for money for its own sake
Hardlywith difficulty
Scarcelyhardly
Hastento move with speed
Hurryto act with haste
Hateto dislike intensely
Disliketo be displeased with
Healthfulconducive to health
Healthypossessing or enjoying health
Hopeto cherish pleasurable wishes
Expectto look forward to as something about to happen
Housebuilding intended for habitation
Homethe residence of family
Honoraryintended merely to confer honor
Honorableworthy of Honor
Illout of health
Sickdisposed to vomit
Imaginaryunreal
Imaginativegiven to imagining
Immunitynot liable to infection
Impunityfreedom from punishment or law
Literally

 

Actually

whatever I say is literally true

 

he actually told a lie

 

  
Lonelyforsaken
Solitaryalone
Luxuriantrich in growth
Luxuriousgiven to luxury
Mitigateto make the burden mild punishment
Alleviateto light the burden
Momentarylasting only for a moment
Momentousof great importance
Neglectwillful omission of duty
Negligencehabitual omission of duty
Observanceperformance
Observationact of recognizing and nothing
Officialpertaining to an office
Officioustoo forward in offering services
Parta section or a division
Portionshare giving when something is distributed
Paira set of two persons or things
Coupletwo persons of different sexes bound to each other
Persecuteto harass
Prosecuteto bring before a court
Politecourteous
Politicwell devised
Popularpleasing to the people
Populousfull of people
Practicalapplying knowledge to some useful end and opposed to theoretical
Practicablecapable of being performed
Probablethat which is expected to happen
Possiblethat which can happen
Quantitythe amount that can be measured
Numberthe amount that can be counted
recollectthat which we have difficulty in recalling
rememberkeep in mind
regretto grieve at
Sorrowpain of mind caused by a sense of loss
Resourcesmeans of raising money
Recoursea going to for aid or protection
Respectableworthy of respect
Respectfulindicating respect
Scenerya view of a landscape
Sighta thing seen

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Scatterto throw things in different directions
Spreadto cover a certain area with something
Shadea spot sheltered from the sun
Shadowpatch of shade projection by a body
Seesee is used for persons or things
Witnesswitness is used for events or incidents
Sensualone who indulges in animal appetites
Sensuouspertaining to senses
Spacioushaving ample room.
Speciousseeming right or true, but not really so
Sequelresult
Sequenceorder of succession
Stimulantincreasing or existing vital action
Stimulusthat which urge a man on
Statuean image
Statutesize
Suspensestate of indecision b
Suspensionwithholding
Simulateto pretend to be what one is not
Dissimulateto hide what one is
Taketo take hold of thing ourselves
Receiveto accept delivery of a thing
Temperancemoderation
Temperamentdisposition

Commonly Confused Words List 5

Temporarylasting for a time only
Temporalworldly
Tenorgeneral run or currency
Tenureterm
Testimonyoral or written statement
Evidenceinformation tending to establish fast
Timidfearful, wanting courage
Cowardlymean, base
Transpirebecome known
Happenoccur
Triflingof small importance
Triviala thing which is small in itself
Unionthe stoke of different things being combined into one
Unityoneness
Uglyoffensive to the eye
Awkwardungraceful
Clumsyungainly
Veracitygreed
Verbaloral
Verbosewordy
Virtualfor practical purposes
Virtuoushaving model goodness
Wavemove
Waiverelinquish or forego
Willingdisposed
Willfulobstinate
Wagesmoney way to workmen
Feesome paid to a professional man
Salarythe money paid at regular intervals to officials, clerk, soldier
Incometotal money earned or received
Wreckruin
Wreaktake vengeance upon enemy

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