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Glossary of English Words Commonly Confused

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affect
v. - influence
n. - emotion
effect
v. - to bring about
n. - a result
allusion
an indirect reference to something
illusion
deceptive appearance
amount
use with singular noun that can't be counted
number
use with plural noun that can be counted
anxious
nervous, worried (with about)
eager
looking forward to (with to)
assure
to promise
ensure
to make certain (general)
insure
to make certain (legal/business)
complement
reinforce, add to
compliment
a flattering remark
compose
to make up
ex. the parts compose the whole
comprise
to consist of
ex. the whole comprises the parts
continual
constantly recurring: beep beep beep
continuous
unceasing: beeeeeeeeep
credible
believable
creditable
deserving credit
credulous
gullible
discreet
tactful
discrete
separate and distinct
disinterested
impartial
uninterested
bored
elicit
to bring out, call forth
illicit
illegal

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