Confusing words with word meanings – 8

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Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in AffairsCloud.com. Here we are providing you some confusing words which are very important for all competitive Exams !!!

Credible – able to be believed; convincing
Usage – “few people found his story credible”
Credulous – having or showing too great a readiness to believe things.
Usage -“a ceremony staged for credulous tourists”

Depression – feelings of severe despondency and dejection.
Usage – “self-doubt creeps in and that swiftly turns to depression”
Depreciation – a reduction in the value of an asset over time, due in particular to wear and tear.
Usage – “provision should be made for depreciation of fixed assets”

Ensure– make certain that (something) will occur or be the case.
Usage – “the client must ensure that accurate records are kept”
Insure – secure or protect someone against (a possible contingency).
Usage – “by appeasing Celia they might insure themselves against further misfortune”
Assure – make (something) certain to happen.
Usage -“victory was now assured”

Excite – cause (someone) to feel very enthusiastic and eager.
Usage – “flying still excites me”
Incite – encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behaviour).
Usage – “they conspired to incite riots”

Flair -stylishness and originality.
Usage – “she dressed with flair”
Flare – a sudden brief burst of bright flame or light.
Usage- “the flare of the match lit up his face”

Judicial – of, by, or appropriate to a law court or judge; relating to the administration of justice.
Usage- “a judicial inquiry into the allegations”
Judicious – having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense.
Usage – “the judicious use of public investment”

Militate -(of a fact or circumstance) be a powerful or conclusive factor in preventing.
Usage- “these fundamental differences will militate against the two communities coming together”
Mitigate -make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.
Usage – “drainage schemes have helped to mitigate this problem”

Vain – having or showing an excessively high opinion of one’s appearance, abilities, or worth.
Usage – “their flattery made him vain”
Vein -any of the tubes forming part of the blood circulation system of the body, carrying mainly oxygen-depleted blood towards the heart.
Usage – “Blood poured from the cut vein”

Wither -(of a plant) become dry and shriveled.
Usage -“the grass had withered to an unappealing brown”
Whither – to what place or state.
Usage – “whither are we bound?”
Weather – the state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time as regards heat, cloudiness, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc.
Usage – “if the weather’s good we can go for a walk”
Whether -expressing a doubt or choice between alternatives.
Usage – “he seemed undecided whether to go or stay”

Rise -an upward movement; an instance of rising.
Usage – “the bird has a display flight of steep flapping rises”
Raise – increase the amount, level, or strength of.
Usage – “the bank raised interest rates”
Raze – completely destroy (a building, town, or other settlement).
Usage – “villages were razed to the ground”
Rage – violent uncontrollable anger.
Usage – “her face was distorted with rage”

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