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Confusing words – part 53
ADMINISTER / MINISTER
The economy has been badly administeredministered by the present government.
I spent most of the morning administeringministering to my sick husband.
The administerminister was drummed out of office when it was discovered that he had been taking bribes.
Tests will be administeredministered to schoolchildren at seven and twelve years.
ALONE / LONELY
She says she feels very alonelonely and depressed living in that big house.
She was alonelonely when she heard the sad news.
It’s impossible to discuss as a committee. The chairman alonelonely will decide.
Without her friends, it was a long and alonelonely journey.
BEREAVED / BEREFT
Alone now and almost penniless, he was bereftbereaved of hope.
Everyone who has been bereftbereaved has to find his or her own way of coping.
After the last of their children had left home the couple felt utterly bereftbereaved.
Rather, bereftbereaved families would take comfort from the belief that their son or daughter died for a greater cause.
BRAID / BRAYED
He also looked on his donkey that braidbrayed at his approach.’
The captain of the ship wore a cap decorated with gold braidbrayed.
Chinese men were forced to braidbrayed their long hair into a queue or ‘pigtail’.
Bobby braidbrayed, his voice slightly breaking from alcohol so that he sounded like a teenage boy.
BY / UNTIL
You'll have to wait byuntil your next birthday for a new bike.
Can we finish this meeting byuntil 5 pm. I have to get to the station byuntil 5.30 pm.
I’ll be out of the office byuntil 17th May. I will reply to your email after that date.
I was up byuntil half eleven o’clock to get my homework finished.
They should have been here byuntil now.
CEILING / SEALING
Doubly these items separately keeps food fresher by in moisture better.
All surfaces including walls, windows, , floors and ceramics should be tested.
But the on prices does not necessarily mean a crash is inevitable.
There were always companies of ducks around when we were out but we would never take a gun in the boat with us.
CLICK / CLIQUE
There's a at work that never talks to anyone else.
As he talked about his schooldays, it suddenly where I had met him before.
Our golf club is run by a very unfriendly of people.
A website may have many different web pages for you to on and explore.
Camera phones away, trying to get a close-up shot of the president.
CONSCIENCE / CONSCIOUS
It wasn't a decision to lose weight. It just happened.
My would really bother me if I wore a fur coat.
The charity used photos of starving children in an attempt to jolt the public .
My tooth doesn't exactly hurt, but I'm of it all the time.
CRASS / CROSS
Leave the main road and the bridge, and keep going until you see a gate on the left-hand side.
He made comments about her worn-out clothes.
I'm just going to my fingers and hope it works.
If you think it's wrong, it out and write it again.
It is very often cheesy and , and is completely pretentious from start to finish!
DAZED / DAZZLED
He was often dazeddazzled and drifted out of his senses while staring emptily into nothingness.
His early poetry was a cascade of images and language that dazeddazzled and overpowered his readers.
The victim was so dazeddazzled from his injuries he was unable to tell police what happened.
He stood more than twice her size, yet she showed no fear of him, nor did she seem dazeddazzled by his beauty.
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