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SAT Confused words B to C

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Bad
is an adjective used after verbs like am, feel, is, seem, and become
Canvas
is cloth or fabric: a canvas bag to bring to the beach.
Believe
is a verb: She believes she can do anything.
Brake
means "to stop": You should brake slowly on ice.
A council
is a group of people called together to meet on an issue
Conscious
refers to being awake and aware
Corroborate
means "to support with evidence" or "prove true"
Beside
means "next to": Place the dishes beside the sink.
Censure
is rebuke, harsh criticism: Morty Skustin was severely censured for putting the frog in the water cooler.
Correspondence
is agreement or written communication such as letters or news articles
Bored
means "not interested": She is bored by the dry lecture.
Canvass
means "to conduct a survey or examine thoroughly", or "to seek votes":
Bridal
has to do a bride and her wedding: June May threw her bridal bouquet to the screaming crowd of single women.
Lithe
is also an adjective but it means "flexible, graceful, and supple"
Continual
means "repeated with breaks in between": We need continual rain throughout the summer for crops to grow.
Concurrent
simultaneous or happening at the same time as something else: concurrent blizzards in three different states.
Cash
is available money whether cached or not.
Comprise
means "have, consist of, or include": Students of several nationalities comprise the class. A rule to remember would be that the whole comprises its parts, and the parts compose the whole.
A creek
is a small stream: The kids loved to play in the creek on a hot summer day.
Board
means a few things. One is "a long sheet of wood": Hiram had to cut the board to make the shelves. It also means "a committee": The board of directors met to decide the fate of the school. Lastly, it can mean "to get onto": She boarded the ship.
Connote
means to "imply or suggest": 'Home' connotes warmth and safety.
Braise
means "to cook (usually meat) slowly in liquid": Braised meat is usually tender.
Bimonthly
means "every two months": We order from the co-op bimonthly.
A bore
is a boring or tiresome person or thing: Jasper is such a bore when he talks about his cats!
Climatic
refers to the climate and weather: New Monia is known for its dramatic climatic changes.
Credible
means "believable or reliable"
Creditable
means "worthy of praise or respect": I couldn't have broken the lamp because I have a creditable alibi.
A corpse
is a dead body: The corpse of Danny's dog was lovingly laid to rest in the back yard.
A brunette
is specifically a brown-haired female.
Breathe,
with an E on the end, is a verb: Just breathe deeply and calm down.
Break
means "to smash": To break a mirror brings seven years of worse luck than you are having now.
Congenital
refers to a condition present at birth because of heredity: Raymond has a congenital heart defect.
Bizarre
means "weird and unworldly"
A cache
is a storage place for valuables or the valuables in such.
Complement
means "to supplement" or "make complete": Their two personalities complement each other.
A canon
is an ecclesiatical code of laws or an official list of acceptable writings for a field or organization.
Convince
is to cause another to feel sure or believe something to be true:
A boor
is an unrefined, vulgar person: What a boor Guy was to get drunk at the wedding and embarrass everyone.
A cannon
is a very, very large gun.
Creak
can be the noun or verb for a squeak or groan
Conscience
is the feeling or knowledge of right and wrong
A consul
is a diplomat appointed to protect the citizens and commercial interests of one country in another:
A core
is the center of a fruit containing seeds: Bartholomew eats apples, core and all.
Correspondents
are those who write this communication
A costume
is the outfit worn to represent a particular time, event, or culture: What is your costume for Halloween going to be?
Congenial
describes something likeable, suitable to taste: They enjoy the congenial surroundings in their home.
A carat (or karat)
is a unit of measure of the purity of gold or the weight of a gem.
Biannual
is twice in one year: My trip to the dentist is a biannual event.
Climactic
refers to the peak: Wendell sneezed right at the climactic moment of a movie.
Conform
means "to be similar to": Some schools conform their students by using uniforms.
Compliment
means "to praise or congratulate": She received a compliment on her sense of fashion.
Biennial
means "every two years": These flowers are biennial; they bloom every two years.
A boar
is a male pig: Wild boars abound in this forest.
Semimonthly
means "twice a month (biweekly)": We have our house cleaned semimonthly.
Collaborate
means "to work together": Collaborate with the people on your team.
The Capitol (usually capitalized)
is the actual building in which the government and legislature meets: We will travel to the Capitol this weekend.
A custom
is a cultural tradition: It is a custom in Japan to remove your shoes when entering a home.
Compose
means to "make up" and is often used in the passive voice: The class is composed of students of several nationalities.
Counsel
Is advice
capital
is where the seat of government is: The capital of the United States is Washington DC. Capital can also mean "wealth" or "a large letter".
Persuade
is to talk someone into doing something: Percy persuaded me to help him wash his car.
Blithe
an adjective, means "lighthearted and carefree":
Breath
is a noun meaning "the air pulled into the lungs": Take a deep breath and relax.
Borne
means "carried": All gossip is borne by an ill wind.
Born
is newly coming into life: A child was born at 12:01 New Year's day.
Bazaar
is an exhibition, market, or fair
Belief
is a noun: He had strong beliefs.
Continuous
means "without stopping": The continuous drumming of the rain on the windows put Herman to sleep.
Consecutive
means "successive or one after another": The state had three consecutive blizzards that month.
A bridle
is a halter or restraint, such as a horse bridle: Old Frosty didn't like the bridle over his head.
Confirm
is to make sure or double check: to confirm a flight reservation.
Badly
is an adverb used after other verbs
Denote
means to "indicate specifically, to mean": 'Home' denotes the place where you live.
Censor
is to prohibit free expression: The principal censored all references to smoking in school publications.
To braze
is to solder or create with metals such as bronze: Shirley brazed a statue of a famous Civil War leader.
Blonde
describes women: Brunettes have just as much fun as blondes (blonde women).
A brunet
is an unspecific person or man with brown hair.
Criteria
is plural: Several criteria need to be met in order for us to move forward.
A sensor
is something that interprets stimulation: The lights are turned on by a movement sensor.
Criterion
is singular: There is only one criterion for this job.
A caret
is a proof-reader's symbol that indicates where something (letter, word, phrase) is to be inserted in a line (^).
Besides
is an adverb or preposition that means "also, additionally": I would enjoy going on a vacation besides.
Blond
describes men: Sean was not a natural blond. This distinction is not necessary though: blond is now generally accepted for both men and women.
Corps (pronounced 'core')
is an organization of people dedicated to a single goal

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