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Often Confused Words

Today we will look at two more words that are often confused, the are: STATIONARY and STATIONERY

Stationary means: something that is motionless, not moving

Stationery means: writing or other office materials

Tomorrow we will look at two more easily confused words.

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Often Confused word

There are some words that sound so much alike but have different meaning. Sometimes these words can be confusing and are used in the wrong manner. In this post I will discuss two of those words.

COMPLIMENT and COMPLEMENT

While these two words sound the same their meanings are different.

COMPLIMENT: is a polite expression of  praise or admiration. For example “I love you hair it looks wonderful.”

COMPLEMENT: means to add something in a way that enhances it or make it seem perfect. For example “Her jacket complements her dress. It adds a touch of elegance.

I hope you are no longer confused about these two words. Stay tuned for more confusing words.

 

 

 

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Today’s word: CURMUDGEON

PRONUNCIATION: cru-mudg-eon

MEANING: A bad-tempered person, especially an old one

SYNONYMS: sourpuss, sorehead, grouchy, irritable

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Today’s word is: JARGON

PRONUNCIATION: jar-gon

MEANING: special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.

SYNONYMS: slang, idiom, gibberish, mumbo jumbo

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Today’s word is: MALAISE

Pronounced: ma-laise

Meaning: A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify.

Synonyms: melancholy, anxiety, depression, disquiet

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Today’s word is: COCKSURE

Pronunciation: cock-sure

Meaning: presumptuously or arrogantly confident.

Synonyms: arrogant, conceited, patronizing, haughty

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Today’s word is: CIRCUMLOCUTION

Pronunciation: cir-cum-lo-cu-tion

Meaning: The use of many words where fewer would do, especially in a deliberate attempt to be vague or evasive.

Synonyms: redundancy, repetition, indirectness, verbiage

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Today’s word is: CHIVALRY

Pronunciation: chiv-al-ry

Meaning: The qualities expected of an ideal knight, especially courage, honor, courtesy and a readiness to help the weak.

Synonyms: boldness, heroism, courage, fairness

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Today’s Word is: CHICANERY

Pronunciation: chi-can-er-y

Meaning: the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose

Synonyms: trickery, deception, dishonesty, fraud

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Today’s word is: CANTANKEROUS

Pronunciation: can-tan-ker-ous

Meaning: bad-tempered, argumentative and uncooperative

Synonyms: grumpy, ill-tempered, irritable, testy

(Stayed tuned tomorrow for another word in Vocabulary Corner)