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Confusing words with word meanings – 6

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  1. Vile – extremely unpleasant.

Synonyms – bad, disagreeable, horrid, horrible, dreadful, abominable, atrocious, offensive, obnoxious, odious, unsavory, repulsive, off-putting, repellent, revolting, repugnant, disgusting, distasteful, loathsome

Wile – devious or cunning stratagems employed in manipulating or persuading someone to do what one wants.

Synonyms – tricks, ruses, ploys, schemes, dodges, gambits, subterfuges, cunning stratagems, artifices, devices

2. Severe – strict or harsh.

Synonyms – harsh, hard, bitter, bitterly cold, cold, bleak, freezing, acute, very bad, serious, grave, critical, dire, drastic, grievous, extreme, dreadful, terrible, awful

Sewer – an underground conduit for carrying off drainage water and waste matter.

3. Sight –the faculty or power of seeing.

Synonyms – eyesight, vision, eyes, faculty of sight, power of sight, ability to see, visual perception, observation

Site – an area of ground on which a town, building, or monument is constructed.

Synonyms – plot, lot, area

Cite – refer to as evidence for or justification of an argument or statement

Synonyms – quote, reproduce

4. Shear – break off or cause to break off, owing to a structural strain.

Sheer –nothing other than

Synonyms – utter, complete, absolute, total, pure, perfect, downright, out-and-out, thorough, thoroughgoing 

5. Naval –relating to a navy or navies.

Navel –a rounded knotty depression in the center of a person’s belly caused by the detachment of the umbilical cord after birth

Synonyms – belly button, tummy button; technical umbilicus 

6. Pore –a minute opening in a surface

Synonyms – opening, orifice, aperture, hole, outlet, inlet, vent

Pour –flow rapidly in a steady stream.

Synonyms – stream, flow, run, gush, cascade, course, spout, jet, spurt, flood, surge, spill, rush, well

7. Fatal –causing death.

Synonyms – deadly, lethal, mortal, causing death, death dealing

Fateful –having far-reaching and often disastrous consequences or implications.

Synonyms – decisive, determining, critical, crucial, pivotal

8. Forego –go before

Forgo –go without

Synonyms – do without, go without, give up, waive, renounce, surrender

9. Ingenious –clever, original, and inventive.

Synonyms – inventive, creative, imaginative, original, innovative, resourceful, enterprising, insightful, inspired

Ingenuous –innocent and unsuspecting.

Synonyms – naive, innocent, simple, childlike, trusting, trustful, over-trusting, unwary, unsuspicious, unguarded

10. Perpetrate – carry out or commit

Synonyms – commit, carry out, perform, execute, do, effect, bring about, be guilty of, be to blame for

Perpetuate –make continue indefinitely.

Synonyms – keep alive, keep going, keep in existence, preserve, conserve, sustain, maintain.