GEM Misused and Confusing Words

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GEM Misused and Confusing Words
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IS 301-07 Business Communications GEM
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  1. accede
    exceed
    to agree or consent; to comply with

    over a limit; go beyond
  2. accept
    except
    to take or receive

    to exclude
  3. access
    excess
    admittance

    too much
  4. adverse
    averse
    opposing; antagonistic

    unwilling; reluctant
  5. affect
    effect
    to influence

    (n) the result or outcome; (v) to bring about, to create
  6. all ready
    already
    prepared

    by this time
  7. all right
    alright
    satisfactory

    improper word usage
  8. altar
    alter
    structure for worship

    to change
  9. appraise
    apprise
    to estimate

    to inform
  10. ascent
    assent
    (n) rising or going up

    (v) to agree or consent
  11. assure
    ensure
    insure
    to promise

    to make certain

    to protect or guarantee against loss
  12. capital
    capitol
    (n) city that is seat of government; money or wealth

    a government building
  13. cite
    sight
    site
    to quote

    a view; to see

    Location
  14. coarse
    course
    rough texture

    a route; a part of a meal; a unit of learning
  15. complement
    compliment
    (complimentary)
    completes; goes well with

    (n) an expression of praise (v) to praise or flatter

    (adj) given free
  16. conscience
    conscious
    the inner sense of what is right

    aware of surroundings
  17. council
    counsel
    a panel of people

    (n) advice; a lawyer; (v) to give advise
  18. credible
    creditable
    believable

    reliable; deserving praise
  19. defer
    differ
    to put off until later

    to be different
  20. desert
    dessert
    (n) arid land (v) to abandon

    the final course of a meal; sweet food
  21. device
    devise
    a mechanism

    to plan or arrange
  22. disburse
    disperse
    to pay out

    to scatter
  23. discreet
    discrete
    careful

    separate
  24. elicit
    illicit
    to draw out

    unlawful
  25. envelop
    envelope
    to surround

    a covering for a letter
  26. every day
    everyday
    each single day

    ordinary
  27. farther
    further
    a greater distance

    additional
  28. formally
    formerly
    in a formal manner

    in the past
  29. forth
    fourth
    forward

    number four
  30. hole
    whole
    an opening

    entire; complete
  31. human
    humane
    of people

    kindly
  32. imply
    infer
    to suggest indirectly

    to reach a conclusion
  33. incidence
    incidents
    frequency

    events
  34. lead
    led
    (n) a metal; first place; (v) to guide; to influence

    guided
  35. lean
    lien
    (v) to rest at an angle; (adj) not fat

    (n) a claim
  36. loose
    lose
    free; not tight

    to misplace
  37. material
    materiel
    substance 

    equipment
  38. miner
    minor
    mineworker 

    (adj) lesser; (n) underage person
  39. overdo
    overdue
    to do in excess  

    past due
  40. patience
    patients
    quiet; calm perseverance 

    people receiving medical treatment
  41. peace
    piece
    lack of conflict  

    a fragment
  42. personal
    personnel
    private 

    employees
  43. precede
    proceed
    to go before  

    to continue
  44. precedence
    precedents
    priority 

    previous events
  45. principal
    principle
    (n) sum of money; school official; (adj) chief; main

    general rule
  46. residence
    residents
    home 

    inhabitants
  47. right
    rite
    write
    correct 

    ceremony  

    to form characters, letters, or words on a surface
  48. stationary
    stationery
    immovable

    paper
  49. than
    then
    as compared with

    at that time
  50. their
    there
    they’re
    belongs to them; possessive of they

    at that place

    contraction of they are
  51. to
    too
    two
    a preposition; the sign of the infinitive

    excessively; also

    a number
  52. waive
    wave
    to set aside

    a swell of water; a gesture
  53. weather
    whether
    atmospheric conditions

    if

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