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Confusing words – part 51

 

INTRUSIVE / OBTRUSIVE

There are no recriminations, no judgement, no questions.

The logo was still visible but less this time in beige.

The soldiers were in civilian clothes, to make their presence less .

The telephone is a relatively technology, interrupting you from what you are doing and demanding attention.

 

KNOB / NOB

When there was no answer, she tried the and swung the door open.

Twiddle a on a radio in Britain and you may hear more voices speaking crackly French or German than English.

The whole economy is down, except for the big who can afford to get it back somehow.

In a large, heavy casserole melt a of butter and cook the chicken until well browned.

I'm not telling you. Not now you're in with the .

 

LIABLE / LIBEL

One cannot say what one likes about people or institutions because one cannot anyone.

The law holds parents if a child does not attend school.

The areas of town near the river are to flooding.

She threatened to sue the magazine for .

 

LITRE / LITTER

The standard household lavatory, we are told, uses 7.5 of water per flush.

About two percent of fast-food packaging ends up as .

The park was with bottles and cans after the concert.

My new car does 30 km to the uses one gallon of fuel.

The newspaper has a reputation for being with spelling mistakes.

 

MALEVOLENT /MALICIOUS / MALIGNANT

There is also concern over infective and complications.

The central character is a witch out for revenge.

He complained that he'd been receiving phone calls.

I could feel his gaze as I walked away.

All viruses are , nasty little programs written by misguided people.

The process by which cancer cells multiply isn't fully understood.

 

MERCENARY / MISSIONARY

He had some scheme to marry a wealthy widow.

He did work for the Presbyterian Church in Alaska.

When the public purse snapped shut, they resorted to ever more ways of earning a crust.

The established schools as a principal method of teaching and preaching.

 

MOAT / MOTE

Around the building was a deep with crystal sparkling water.

But a Leonid meteor is tiny, a supersonic of dust.

But if he noticed the beam in the eye of the other, he could not see the in his own.

Think of a castle with a deep and a dozen cannon on the turrets.

 

MUSCLE / MUSSEL

To this she added most of a can of tomatoes and a touch of cream, and the were put in to steam.

He flexed his so that everyone could admire them.

This magazine has considerable financial and can afford to pay top journalists.

I actually like rocks because you can find lots of stuff in them like and crabs and shellfish.

I pulled a in my back lifting some drawers.

 

ONE / WON

There could only be person who first prize.

There was no in there, but we had to stop the fire spreading to the other buildings.

They were all miserable efforts, but at least the least bad through in the end.

But ultimately, ladies and gentleman, the president of the United States the day.

I'll eat chocolates after the other until the box is finished.

This is Jamie, the four-year old who the hearts of the nation.

 

PERQUISITE / PREREQUISITE

Passing a written test is a for taking the advanced course.

The of this job include health insurance and a performance bonus.

Public support is a for the success of this project.

The loss or diminution of salary and other contractual are claimed as special damages.

 
 
 
 

 

       


 

 

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