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Confusing words – part 47

 

IDLE / IDOL

It's crazy to have £7,000 sitting in the bank.

The ancient people of this area worshipped a huge bronze in the shape of an elephant.

An moment passed before there was a knock at the door.

But we are not , there are cotton expeditions out all the time.

I know that Dad was an to millions who grew up loving his music and his ideals.

 

INTENTION / MEANING

We have no of launching a pre-emptive strike, but we will retaliate if provoked.

The birth of her first grandchild gave new to her life.

He's full of good , but he never does anything about them!

Education had no great for him until much later in his life.

 

KNIT / NIT

How many balls of wool did you need to that sweater?

I'd rather leave the business than work with such a .

The bones had started to long before she'd been brought into the hospital.

She her eyebrows together and set her finger on her chin.

The use of chemical preparations to kill the and lice is controversial.

 

LEVEE / LEVY

They were watching the TV news as the canal was breached again, flooding their neighbourhood anew.

They imposed a five percent on alcohol.

Many other European Union countries no tax on share transactions.

A lot of folks are working hard to repair that .

 

MALADROIT / MALAPROPISM

The funniest and turns of phrase tend to be unintentional bloopers.

Both men are unhappy about the way the matter has been handled.

It's not the accent so much as the that set them apart.

She can be a little in social situations.

 

MEMENTO / MEMO

Please read this carefully and hand it on to your colleagues.

Lukas is planning a display room in his new home for his collection of racing trophies and .

Everybody seems to be wearing green today - I guess I didn't get the .

When I really enjoy a holiday I like to take with me some of my visit.

 

MISSED / MIST

I was sorry I you at Pat's party - I must have arrived after you left.

The morning had lifted and the sun was starting to come through.

She Spain and the languor of a siesta on a hot summer afternoon.

The driver the road he was supposed to turn down as the mist meant he couldn’t see the road sign.

There's always a on the bathroom mirror when I've had a shower.

 

MULTIFARIOUS / MULTITUDINOUS

The newspaper report detailed the fraudster's business activities.

The performers displayed their talents.

And if you have an aversion to the colour brown in all its shades, be warned: it's everywhere - flooring, panelling, furniture etc.’

When one looks at Nature as a whole, there are diversities contained within it, and many wholes that exist within it.

 

ODE / OWED

I always suspected she her first job to her friendship with Roger.

" to a Nightingale" and " on a Grecian Urn" are poems by Keats.

Territory Housing doesn't want to disclose how much money is currently by tenants.

Like many of her songs, it's an to life's simple pleasures.

‘I treated John well at first only because he saved my life and I him one; he earned my respect.

 

PERPETRATE / PERPETUATE

The aim of the association is to the skills of traditional furniture design.

In this country, half of all violent crime is by people who have been drinking alcohol.

Federal soldiers have been accused of atrocities against innocent people.

Increasing the supply of weapons will only the violence and anarchy.

 
 
 
 

 

       

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