Commonly Confused Words and Meaning

Commonly Confused Words and Meaning

Current: happening now

Currant: dried grape


Frieze: decoration along a Wall

Freeze: turn into ice


Climatic: relating to climate

Climactic: creating a climax


Queue: row of people or vehicles

Cue: signal to act


Diffuse: spread over wide area

Defuse: make a situation less tense


Envelope: paper container for a letter

Envelop: cover or surround something


Bizarre: strange

Bazaar: a market in the Middle East


Counsel: advice or to advise

Council: group that manages or advises


Dual: having two parts

Duel: contest between two participants


Serial: happening in a series

Cereal: breakfast food or edible grain


illicit: not allowed by law or against rules

Elicit: draw out a reply or reaction


Loathe: to hate someone or something

Loath: reluctant or unwilling