Words that are almost homonyms but confusing
THE pairs of words below are almost homonyms and confusion happens mainly due to the similarity of pronunciations and spellings.
Original; clever; creative; masterly skillful.
Unsophisticated; artless; simple.
A peak experience; a dramatic moment.
(From the word ‘climax’.)
Refers merely to the weather condition.
to delay, postpone, or shelve until another time.
to be dissimilar; contradict.
to be worthy of, or meeting the requirements.
unreadable – handwriting, etc.
Refers to a group of people who come together due to a common interest.
A big piece of wood, etc.
Next to, or at the side of something.
Apart from; in addition to; as well as.
Without moral standard; unethical. Neither good nor bad.
One who chooses to be at the wrong side of the moral ‘fence’.
Something happening twice a year.
An event, etc, that happens once every two years.
To flee from, dodge, or evade someone through one’s quickness.
Indirect reference to something.
Example: His winning art is vibrant in colour, but alludes to his troubled past.
A course of direction a ship sails into.
Cleverly handling people to avoid giving offence.
Not clear-cut, but twisting, winding, and intricate.
Example: A tortuous road to get to your house.
Full of hurt.