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Chapter 10 : Words to Remember

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Accept

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Except

  • Accept: To agree to
    • John needs to accept defeat and move on
  • Except: With the exclusion of
    • I love all the teachers except Tom

    Advice

    /

    Advise

  • Advice: recommendations about what to do.
    • Take my advice.
  • Advise: to recommend something.
    • Attach yourself to those who advise you rather than praise you.

    Affect

    /

    Effect

  • Affect: To influence
    • Darwin’s work affected human understanding of evolution
  • Effect: The outcome
    • The effect of Darwin’s work, on evolution, exists even today

    Altar

    /

    Alter

  • Altar: Table or stand upon which religious ceremonies are performed
  • Alter: To change
    • John, have you altered your bike’s color?

    Desert

    /

    Dessert

  • Desert: Dry place
    • The Sahara is a desert
  • Dessert: Sweet dish eaten after the meal
    • I love eating dessert at dinner time

    i.e.

    /

    e.g.

  • i.e.: it is / that is
    • I need to get meds ASAP i.e. as soon as possible
  • e.g.: for example
    • I love all the new movies e.g. The Fall

    Farther

    /

    Further

  • Farther: A relation to physical distance
    • New York is farther from Los Angeles
  • Further: depth
    • I asked that there be further negotiations

    Good

    /

    Well

  • Good is an adjective
    • John is a good boy
  • Well is an adverb
    • John studies well

    Its

    /

    It's

  • Its = belonging to it
    • The car has a dent on its front body
  • It's = it is
    • It's not my car!

    Lay

    /

    Lie

  • Lay = Used for an object
    • You have to lay down books
  • Lie = Not used for an object
    • I like to lie on the bed

    More

    /

    Most

  • More = Comparing two things
    • John weights more than Tom
  • Most = Comparing more than two things
    • John weighs most amongst Tom and Jack

    Past

    /

    Passed

  • Past = Before now
    • John regrets his past
  • Passed = Verb-form
    • John’s father passed away in 2010

    Piece

    /

    Peace

  • Piece: A portion of something
    • John’s coin is a piece from American history
  • Peace: Opposite of war
    • North and South Korea made peace with each other

    Roll

    /

    Role

  • Roll: A small piece
    • I have a roll of cloth
  • Role: A part in a play or a group
    • I have a role in the new team

    Than

    /

    Then

  • Than: Comparison between two or more things
    • Sita is taller than Gita
  • Then: Something happens after something else
    • Sita left school, then Gita left school

    That

    /

    Which

  • That: Specific
    • The book that Tom has is a master piece
  • Which: General
    • Tom’s book, which is old, is made from wooden pulp

    Their

    /

    There

  • Their: Belonging to them
    • Tom and John are brushing their dogs
  • There: Position
    • Tom’s clothes are over there

    To

    /

    Too

  • To: Indicating direction
    • Tom is going to Seattle
  • Too: Also
    • Tom is going too

    Who

    /

    Whom

  • Who: Subject
    • Who is your god father?
  • Whom: Object
    • Whom are you looking at?

    Your

    /

    You're

  • Your: Belonging to you
    • Is this your hairbrush?
  • You’re: You are
    • You’re not using my hairbrush, are you?

  • Pure English words should be preferred to Latinized words.

  • Don’t Say this

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    Adapted

    Fit

    Adhere

    Stick

    Affectionate

    Loving

    Ancient

    Old

    Apartment

    Room

    Assistance

    Help

    Astonishment

    Wonder

    Crapulent

    Fat

    Cautious

    Wary

    Collect

    Gather

    Commence

    Begin

    Conclusion

    End

    Confidence

    Trust

    Conflict

    Fight

    Conjecture

    Guess

    Consume

    Eat

    Contention

    Strife

    Contradict

    Gainsay

    Converse

    Talk

    Convulsion

    Fit

    Criminality

    Guilt

    Debility

    Weak

    Deluge

    Flood

    Desperate

    Hopeless

    Diffidence

    Mistrust

    Domicile

    Native place

    Durable

    Lasting

    Edifice

    Building

    Efflux

    Outflowing

    Elevated

    High

    Encircle

    Gird

    Endeavour

    Try

    Enquire

    Ask

    Equestrian

    Horseman

    Erudite

    Learned

    Eventuate

    Happen

    Experience

    Feel

    Fatigued

    Tired

    Fragrant

    Sweet

    Frigid

    Cold

    Frugality

    Thrift

    Gratitude

    Thanks

    Humid

    Wet

    Identical

    Same

    Imagine

    Think

    Implement

    Tool

    Improbable

    Unlikely

    Instruct

    Teach

    Inter

    Bury

    Judicious

    Wise

    Lapse

    Fall

    Malice

    Ill will

    Manipulate

    Handle

    Manual

    Handbook

    Martial

    Warlike

    Matrimony

    Wedlock

    Mature

    Ripe

    Meagre

    Lean

    Menance

    Threat

    Necessity

    Need

    Niggard

    Miser

    Oblivious

    Forgetful

    Opulent

    Rich

    Oration

    Speech

    Orient

    East

    Pennant

    Flag

    Perceive

    See

    Prescience

    Foreknowledge

    Present

    Gift

    Proceed

    Go

    Profound

    Deep

    Putrefy

    Rot

    Radiant

    Bright

    Reside

    Live

    Respond

    Answer

    Selection

    Choice

    Spectacle

    Sight

    Spectator

    Looker-on

    Stupendous

    Wonderful, big

    Summit

    Top

    Survive

    Outlive

    Tepid

    Warm

    Ulterior

    Further

    Vacant

    Empty

    Veracity

    Truth

    Verdant

    Green

    Vesture

    Clothes

    Victuals

    Food

    Vocation

    Calling


  • Rhyming words can begin writings –know them and use them properly

  • Rhyming Words

    Meaning

    Mumbo-jumbo

    Show

    Hustle-bustle

    busy and noisy

    Hurly-burly

    Strong and rude

    Roly-poly

    Fat, round – shaped

    Riff-raff

    Beggars; unruly mob

    Higgledy-piggledy

    In utter confusion

    Film-flam

    Trifle; nonsense; deception; idle talk

    Hotch-potch

    Mixture; medley

    Hodge-podge

    Hotch-potch

    Sea-saw

    Ups and downs

    Willy-nilly

    Willing or unwilling; anyhow

    Goody-goody

    Pretentiously good

    Teeny-weeny

    Very small

    Tit-bit

    Joke

    Chit-chat

    Light talk

    Nit-wit

    Foolish person

    Niminy-piminy

    Affected mincing

    Niddle-noddle

    Quivering unsteady

    Knick-knack

    Light dainty articles of furniture, dress, food, ornament etc.

    Rat-tat

    Knock on the door

    Razzle-dazzle

    Excitement; stir; merry-go-round




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