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Are there any twin brothers or sisters in your house?
Do you know any twins?
They may look almost exactly same, but their personalities can still be totally different.
Then there are twins who don’t look like each other but share similar personalities and interests. Interesting, isn’t it?
Synonyms are words with same meanings or very close meanings but slightly different functions or usages.
Besides synonyms, there are also words with the same spelling and pronunciation but different meanings termed as homonyms. Words that sound the same but are spelled and used differently known as homophones and words that share the same spelling but have different pronunciations and meanings are homographs.
Pretty confusing already isn’t it? Huh!
With all these similar words bouncing around, things can get pretty confusing and sometimes even get onto your nerves!
HERE ARE SOME WORDS WHICH CAN CURB YOUR CONFUSION:
Coarse: (adjective) texture that feels rough, not smooth.Is the texture of the shirt you are wearing coarse?
Course: (noun) a series of classes you take to learn about a certain subjectI am currently practising the public speaking course
Race: (verb) compete in a contest of speed like running or cyclingMy neighbour’s children love to race each other home from school.
Raise: (verb) lift up something like your hand or a flagNeeraj Chopra raised the medal with pride after winning the gold.
Bear: (verb) produce results or fruitThe tree will bear more mangoes than it did last year.
Bare: (verb) expose or showWhen I opened the door, his dog ran up and started to bare its teeth at me.
Desert: (noun) a hot, dry land with little rain and few plants or peopleWe better be ready with gallons of water when we are in a desert
Dessert: (noun) a sweet dish served at the end of a meal (for example, cake or ice cream)The young lad ordered a dessert even though he was full.
Break: (verb) separate something into pieces or cause it to stop working—usually after dropping or misusing itPlease don’t break those expensive Italian vases.
Brake: (verb) slow down or come to a stopOne should ensure that their cars’ brake is working in top notch condition.
Price: (noun) the money you pay for somethingI didn’t buy it because the price was beyond what I was willing to pay.
Prize(noun): souvenir or an award for accomplishmentThe prize was not as huge as he thought it would be.
Lose: (verb) suffer a loss or fail to keep something in your possessionHarvey Specter does not enjoy to lose his cases
Loose: (adjective) not tightly fittedHe’ s much thinner now and his clothes have become far too loose.
Plain: (adjective) ordinary, not decoratedThis dress is too plain. I prefer something with a floral design.
Plane: (noun) short for airplaneHow long will the journey take by plane?
Plan: (noun) a detailed program of actionMy plan is to stay longer in places that are less often visited by tourists.
Cut: (verb) divide something into pieces with a knife or scissorsIt is advised not o cut the cake before the boss comes
Chop: (verb) cut into many small pieces with repeated strokes of a knifeYou have to chop the garlic finely before you add it to the pan.
Rob: (verb) take something away from someone by forceSomeone tried to rob him while he was on his way to the party.
Steal: (verb) take something away illegally or without permissionIf I accidentally leave my phone in the park, is it likely that someone might steal it?
Lend: (verb) give someone temporary use of something on the condition that it’s returned laterYou left your wallet at home? That’s okay, I can lend you some money if you please.
Borrow: (verb) receive or ask for temporary use of something on the condition that it’s returned laterI have a history test tomorrow. Could I borrow your book to study?
Hear: (verb) become aware of a soundDid you hear the doorbell ring?
Listen: (verb) pay attention or be alert to a soundI like to listen to music while I’m driving.
Ice: (noun) frozen waterIt was so cold last night that my car was covered in ice today.
Snow: (noun) small white frozen drops of water that fall from the skyThe reporter says that light snow is expected today.
WUFF! Finally, it is proved that English after all is pretty confusing yet interesting language.
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