Confusing Words, Index of Clarified Groups A-Z
(lists of homonyms, homophones, homographs, and other words that cause confusions)
Examples of confusing idioms which are applicable to the confusions of words
A wife said to her husband, "You're skating on thin eggshells, mister."
He replied by saying, "Uh, it's either 'skating on thin ice' or 'walking on eggshells.' "
She warned, "You probably shouldn't have corrected me. Now, you've really opened up a can of hot water."
The end result: "You buttered your bread, now lie in it."
If you want your child to achieve success with his studies in college, look to his vocabulary.
Our efforts may represent just a few drops of vocabulary-rain in the Sahara Desert of ignorance, but who can predict what will blossom with word knowledge that can equip a person with the light of understanding!
Words play an enormous part in our lives and are therefore deserving of the closest study.
Put some more words into your life, words which are far better read than dead.
Poverty in words is a serious handicap. Through inadequate vocabulary, authority is lost. The reader or listener loses faith in the communicator's right to treat the subject.
Avoid instant information overload and take time out for the accumulation of knowledge and the development of understanding, because while knowledge is orderly and growing by gradual additions, information is often random and miscellaneous.
Size of vocabulary and number of ideas are intimately related. A mastery of a large number of words . . . can lead to a greater range of thought.
Everyday we continue to accumulate a dead past and can look forward to an unborn future; however, we still must look to the past for our future success. We can not ignore the past because we wouldn't have a present nor a future without it!
You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
In a competitive world where we're bombarded by information every day, learning has become more important now than ever before.
The purpose of all higher education is to make people aware of what was and what is; to incite them to probe into what may be. It seeks to teach them to understand, to evaluate, to communicate.
This word site offers you an opportunity to make your vocabulary "sizzle" instead of "fizzle".
The English language is rapidly spreading and bids fair to become the general language of the human race.
Well, John Lubbock certainly provided us with a valid prediction, didn't he?
A head is something that is hair today and gone tomorrow.
Success is not determined by being the best, but in doing our best; and we should remember that the first step in failing starts when we stop trying to achieve our goals.
Words, like eyeglasses, blur everything that they do not make clearer.
Quality is never an accident! It's always the result of intelligent effort and persistence. We must have the will to produce something which is superior.
Words are tools which automatically carve concepts out of experience.
A knowledge of our classical roots is essential for a proper understanding of the construction of thousands of English words.
Such knowledge may be obtained by studying classical Latin and/or Greek directly, or by learning the etymological histories of words that are derived from these languages as shown in the various family units which are available in this Words for a Modern Age index.
The past, the present, and the future are really one; they are today.
The safest words are always those which bring us most directly to facts.
Well done is better than well said.
Experience seems to be the only thing of any value that's widely distributed
The mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put into it that counts, but how much it digests.