Confusing Words Clarified: Group E; Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs, Synonyms, Polysemes, etc. +
(lists of "E" sections that are organized into what for some people are confusing groups of words)
All of the main entries in these "Confusing Words" groups are explained, or defined, followed by pronunciations, and sentences which are meant to enhance your understanding of their meanings.
The definitions provided are based on dictionary presentations and are meant to help you differentiate between the various meanings of each word group.
Many current dictionaries, popular writing books, specialized topical resources, and style guides were consulted for these groups so you can develop better word skills and communication tools.
In your daily writing, be aware of what the "right words are for the correct meanings" so you can improve your writing accuracy in a positive way.
A great deal of effort has been devoted to help you grasp the meanings of over 1,700 word groups (or more than 5,100 entry words in the sections) which may be confusing to you so you can utilize them with greater accuracy in your communications.
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The sun is about to emerge from behind those fleecy clouds.
The faint moon will immerge into the shadow of the sun.
The mermaid decided to immerge herself into the deep water; then with a flick of her tail, she seemed to emerge from the water like a flash of silver.
The emeritus professor really did merit the award she received for her meritorious contribution to the fund raising efforts of the university.
She observed that the lilies were emersed from the center of the round pond. She was thinking that if she were to pick them, the lilies would need to be immersed into cool water so they would stay fresh.
The story of the settlement of the nation is a combined narrative of each immigrant who came from his or her homeland to settle and to make it possible for an additional emigrant to move away from his or her country.
In Loyd's early years, the decision to emigrate to a new country was very difficult; however, his decision to immigrate from the farm to the city was not difficult for him at all.
The satellite will emit a bleep every time it goes around the earth.
Please don't leave out or omit any details.
Elma, when you are writing your short story, don't omit the graphic description of the protagonist when he was about to emit a sound of despair because he missed his train.
There are those who say that the emolument of the job is the real emollient for all of the long hours they have to spend working.
The empathy Lea felt for her friend’s situation was sincere and she also had great sympathy for her friend because they both had experienced the same disappointments.
2. In sports, an individual who supervises and enforces the rules of a game: The umpire for the baseball tournament used to be a famous player.
The membership of the cricket team came from all corners of the country’s empire. From among them, a fair and just umpire was selected to be sure the game was played fairly.
The teacher said that she was unable to give the student a higher mark on his test. She didn't want to enable him to participate in the team without having earned the appropriate test scores.
2. The termination of a condition, activity, or course of action: The death of the writer was the end of an era of such outstanding historical presentations.
2. Letters which are added to the final parts of words; such as, suffixes: Many endings of English words include "-ed", "-s", "-less", "-ful", and "-ing".
2. Multiple parts of a baseball game: The pitcher was doing very well for five innings before he was replaced.
The end of the fourth inning of the game was called because of the rain; however, past experiences have indicated that the endings of the games for season can never be told until all of the innings have been played.
The pandemic enthusiasm for soccer spread like an epidemic among the fans; especially, those for whom soccer is endemic to their culture.
2. To supply an organ or a body part with nerves: The finger tips are equipped with sensitive nerves that can innervate people to make them aware of objects around them.
There was no need to innervate the crowd in the stadium because the people were enthusiastic enough.
If anything, it would be more important to enervate their enthusiasm before they head out onto the streets.
Etymology makes it possible to better understand the origins and meanings of words.
It is important to have an understanding of etymology in order to understand the naming of insects during one's study of entomology.
An etymologist is someone who knows the difference between etymology and entomology.
2. A record or accounting of a fact or event: The brief description, or entry, in the journal was helpful for the students of history.
The elaborate entry to the restaurant was pictured on the cover of the menu at the expensive restaurant.
The menu was extensive and Gus read each entry before he could decide which entrée he wanted to order.