Similar Words with Different meanings! Some words are similar in pronunciation and some are similar in meaning, all such words are known as similar words with different meanings.
Vocabulary is not easy, there are millions of vocabulary words and for a non-native speaker, every other word looks similar to the next word. So what to do in this situation. I am providing you a very simple solution to your problem. A List of most common words that looks similar but are different in meaning.
What are Similar Words in English?
Similar Words are basically words with similar meanings. Similar words can be homophones, homonyms and, heteronyms. So depending on the type of similar word you have to evaluate it. Most confusing are the homophones, homophones are the words with a similar sound, but different spellings. So homophones can trouble some beginner ESL students.
List of Similar Words with Different Meanings
|Adopt||Take on, Accept|
|Affect||Mask, show something else|
|Oar||a pole with a flat blade|
|Ore||Ore is a rock that contains minerals like iron|
|Loose||Not fixed in place|
|Marry||Join together(Husband wife relation)|
|Feat||Exercise for other fun|
|Feet||paw, forepaw, hind paw, hoof|
|Float||Hover, slide, flow|
|Heal||Cure, remedy, restore|
|Industrial||Related to factory and manufacturing|
|Soar||Lift, zoom, moving upwards|
|Steal||Act of thief, swipe, sneak|
|Vein||Rug, skin tube, blood vessels|
|Waist||The midsection of human body (Kamar)|
|Calendar||A machine that can smooth cloth|
|Causal||Lesson giving, creative|
|Artiste||Related to singing|
Similar Words with Phases
Cemetery: The dead are buried in the cemetery.
Symmetry: The symmetry of the building makes it wonderful.
Cite: can you cite a verse from the holy Quran.
Site: this site is suitable for our office.
Sight: she fainted at the sight of blood.
Complement: This essay is a complement to this book.
Compliment: I gave her a charming compliment on her painting.
Continuous: continuous work is necessary to pass the examination
Continual: Last month, the continual rains were of great benefit to the crops.
Council: The council agreed on the issue.
Counsel: You should act upon my counsel.
Course: I have completed my course of studies.
Coarse: He likes coarse clothes.
Dairy: There is a dairy farm in our city.
Diary: She lost her diary yesterday.
Dew: Dewdrops are lying on the grass.
Due: she had paid her dues.
Hole: There was a big hole in the road.
Whole: she spent to pass the examination.
Hope: She hopes to pass the exam.
Hop: I saw the little girl hopping and jumping.
Ice: she slipped on the ice and fell.
Snow: Outside it is snowing heavily.
Knotty: I love to solve naughty problems.
Naughty: She punished the naughty boy.
Later: I will think about the matter later tonight.
Latter: he fell ill in the latter part of his life.
Tale: She likes fairy tales.
Tail: The dog wags his tail before its master.
Waist: She has a 26-inch waist.
Waste: Good students never wastes their time.
Weak: Shahid is weak in English.
Week: There are seven days in a week.
Calendar: She hung the calendar on the wall.
Calender: A calendar presses the papers and cloth.
Casual: Raj has a casual attitude to life
Causal: There is a causal link between unemployment and crime
Ensure: This book ensures success.
Insure: This house is insured by 50 thousand dollars.
Ability: she does have the ability to teach English.
Capacity: The hotel has a large capacity.
Abolish: Cruel laws should be abolished.
Demolish: They demolish their old house.
Destroy: The flood Destroyed the whole village.
Among: He was sitting among his friends.
Between: A road Runs between the School and the house.
Amount: I spent a large amount of time writing books.
Number: A number of people were killed in the accident.
Accident: The accident happened when her car slid on a patch of ice.
Incident: Maybe that incident inspired her dream that night.
Ancient: We visit an ancient city.
Old: He is an old man of 72.
Breeze: A cool breeze was blowing in the morning.
Wind: The wind pushed her hair across her face.
Ceiling: A fan is hanging from the ceiling.
Roof: The house has a flat roof.
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