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.
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.
Words and Meanings
Today’s word: CURMUDGEON
MEANING: A bad-tempered person, especially an old one
SYNONYMS: sourpuss, sorehead, grouchy, irritable
Words and Meanings
Today’s word is: JARGON
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
Today’s word is: MALAISE
Meaning: A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify.
Synonyms: melancholy, anxiety, depression, disquiet
Stayed tuned tomorrow for another word in Vocabulary Corner
Today’s word is: COCKSURE
Meaning: presumptuously or arrogantly confident.
Synonyms: arrogant, conceited, patronizing, haughty
Today’s word is: CIRCUMLOCUTION
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
Today’s word is: CHIVALRY
Meaning: The qualities expected of an ideal knight, especially courage, honor, courtesy and a readiness to help the weak.
Synonyms: boldness, heroism, courage, fairness
Today’s Word is: CHICANERY
Meaning: the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose
Synonyms: trickery, deception, dishonesty, fraud
Today’s word is: CANTANKEROUS
Meaning: bad-tempered, argumentative and uncooperative
Synonyms: grumpy, ill-tempered, irritable, testy
(Stayed tuned tomorrow for another word in Vocabulary Corner)