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Confusing words - part 57

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Confusing words – part 57

 

ADOPTED / ADOPTIVE

An son passes completely out of the family of his natural, into that of his , father, all his rights and duties as a son being at the same time transferred.

Does that mean she’s pregnant? Is Shelby’s daughter ready for a sibling?

After I wrote about child trafficking and international adoption from China, an mother contacted me.

An child had found his family, though as it turned out for an all-too brief period.

parents pay thousands of dollars in fees and “donations” to orphanages and government officials.

 

ALTAR / ALTER

Even a clear finish will the colour of wood slightly.

The family approached the where the priest stood.

Will you this dress so that it fits better?

The stained glass windows behind the in Glann Church are in need of repair.

 

BAITED / BATED

I don't want him to see me give in to the weight of those urges because his dad has me.

He added: ‘We are all waiting with breath to hear what is in store.

The hook was with two maggots and the tackle fished a few inches over-depth.

The winners will be announced with breath on June 24.

 

BIANNUAL / BIENNIAL

This festival took place in late June, beginning in 1961 and ran for 28 years.

The committee has just published its report.

It is only eight months until the country's ratings are released for national garden cities.

I need to get my haircut, which is several months overdue.

 

BRAVADO / BRAVERY / BRAVURA

He gave a performance.

It was an act of that made him ask his boss to resign.

They were awarded medals for their .

His tales of adventure are always told with .

The firefighters showed trying to save the child.

In a final the ballerina appeared to be floating in water.

 

CALLOUS / CALLUS

It might sound , but I don't care if he's homeless. He's not living with me!

In these areas, the skin often thickens into a , which when excessive can lead to an ulcer.

His comments about the murder made me shiver.

When a plant is injured, it develops a over the wound as protection.

 

CELLAR / SELLER

He's got an impressively large store of wine in his .

I always read any online feedback about a before I buy anything from them. 

It has become a market, with homes moving more quickly and for more money than a year ago.

Paul had gone down into the and let the door fall behind him.

These retailers, rather than newsagents, are now the biggest of newspapers.

 

CLIME / CLIMB

As it leaves the village, the road steeply up the mountain.

They immediately headed south to the continent's sunnier .

Our costs have rapidly in the last few years.

The coffee bean comes from an evergreen tree that thrives in subtropical .

The government has been forced to down over the issue of increased taxes.

 

CONSEQUENT / CONSISTENT

Her work is sometimes good, but the problem is she's not .

Our use of harmful chemicals and the damage to the environment is a very serious matter.

The warming of the Earth and the climatic changes affect us all.

There has been a improvement in her attitude.

 

CREDIBILITY / CREDENCE

His arrest for lewd behaviour seriously damaged his as a religious leader.

I'm not prepared to give to anonymous complaints.

He complained that we had tried to undermine his within the company.

His bruises added to his statement that he had been beaten.