Confusing Words Clarified: Group N; Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs, Synonyms, Polysemes, etc. +
(lists of "N" sections that are organized into what for some people are confusing groups of words)
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The tainted meat nauseated Patricia and she felt quite sick.
When the people saw the way the animals were being treated, it made them feel nauseous.
The fumes nauseated Alisa during the afternoon after having breathed in the nauseous vapors from the factory all day.
As part of the waterfront tour, Luis visited the naval vessels which were in the harbor.
Don't confuse your navel or "belly button" with the naval sailors, and other related personnel, who serve their country on ships and other sea-going transportation vessels.
Phillip was determined to vote nay when the question on the ballot came up.
At the meeting, there were six who voted nay and twelve who voted "yea"; so, the measure was passed.
Mollie heard a distant neigh from her mare in the stable.
Nay, Nay, Nay the horse was heard to neigh: "My rider is Mrs. Smith, née Miss Jones."
The accountant, Trudy Ernest, reported that a negligible amount was missing in the bank's books. She could not bring herself to be negligent and not report it to the bank officials.
The elegant and noble chevalier wrote critical essays under his nom de plume. He thought it was safer to write under a foreign sounding pen name than to attempt to write under a readily recognizable pseudonym.
There were none like Chris when it came to being able to swim underwater for a long period of time.
It is none too soon to begin the long drive home.
Goldie has none of the ingredients for the recipe which was given to her by Sister Benedict, a nun who was famous for her culinary skills.
2. The front end of something: The nose of the rocket was painted black and white.
The woman's nose makes sure that she knows when she should consider the safety noes about certain potentially dangerous odors.
A nose is a feature that lies in the middle of the face because it's the scenter.
A negativist is what a man is when he noes or no's a lot.
Cyrano's proboscis is wise because his nose knows and there shouldn't be any noes about it.
Johnny found a nugget of solid chocolate fudge in the nougat bar that he bought.
A nuance is a shade of awareness or intent, a subtle variation, as when a poem expresses different nuances of sentiments.
That noisy disruptive child was always a big nuisance when his mother took him shopping with her.
It is such a nuisance having to explain the nuance of a story to the listener who does not understand Celtic mythology.
Rosetta didn't have any more words to say because her mind had a tendency to grow number with each additional effort; besides, after a number of injections, her jaw also became number.