Confusing Words With Their Meanings
Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in Bankers Adda. Here we are providing you some confusing words which are very important for all Competitive Exams.
Rise -an upward movement; an instance of rising.
Usage – “the bird has a display flight of steep flapping rises”
Raise – increase the amount, level, or strength of.
Usage – “the bank raised interest rates”
Ensure– make certain that (something) will occur or be the case.
Usage – “the client must ensure that accurate records are kept”
Insure – secure or protect someone against (a possible contingency).
Usage – “by appeasing Celia they might insure themselves against further misfortune”
Assure – make (something) certain to happen.
Usage -“victory was now assured”
Excite – cause (someone) to feel very enthusiastic and eager.
Usage – “flying still excites me”
Raze – completely destroy (a building, town, or other settlement).
Usage – “villages were razed to the ground”
Rage – violent uncontrollable anger.
Usage – “her face was distorted with rage”
Credible – able to be believed; convincing
Usage – “few people found his story credible”
Incite – encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behaviour).
Usage – “they conspired to incite riots”
Flair -stylishness and originality.
Usage – “she dressed with flair”
Flare – a sudden brief burst of bright flame or light.
Usage- “the flare of the match lit up his face”
Judicial – of, by, or appropriate to a law court or judge; relating to the administration of justice.
Usage- “a judicial inquiry into the allegations”
Judicious – having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense.
Usage – “the judicious use of public investment”
Militate -(of a fact or circumstance) be a powerful or conclusive factor in preventing.
Usage- “these fundamental differences will militate against the two communities coming together”
Mitigate -make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.
Usage – “drainage schemes have helped to mitigate this problem”
Vain – having or showing an excessively high opinion of one’s appearance, abilities, or worth.
Usage – “their flattery made him vain”
Vein -any of the tubes forming part of the blood circulation system of the body, carrying mainly oxygen-depleted blood towards the heart.
Usage – “Blood poured from the cut vein”
Wither -(of a plant) become dry and shriveled.
Usage -“the grass had withered to an unappealing brown”
Whither – to what place or state.
Usage – “whither are we bound?”
Weather – the state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time as regards heat, cloudiness, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc.
Usage – “if the weather’s good we can go for a walk”
Whether -expressing a doubt or choice between alternatives.
Usage – “he seemed undecided whether to go or stay”
Credulous – having or showing too great a readiness to believe things.
Usage -“a ceremony staged for credulous tourists”
Depression – feelings of severe despondency and dejection.
Usage – “self-doubt creeps in and that swiftly turns to depression”
Depreciation – a reduction in the value of an asset over time, due in particular to wear and tear.
Usage – “provision should be made for depreciation of fixed assets”
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