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Confusing words - part 58

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Confusing words – part 58

DEBAR / DISBAR

He was from the club for unacceptable behaviour.

If found guilty by the tribunal, he could be from practising law in the country.

Why should going to Eton and Oxford be seen to a person from being elected as a Prime Minister?

Untruthful police and expert witnesses should be charged and lawyers or otherwise disciplined.

 

DINER / DINNER

"Would you like to have with us?" "No thanks, I've already had some."

There are always a few at the restaurant, but whenever I go, more than 70 per cent of the seats are empty.

After a formal including haggis the mayor talked about his hopes for the town.

It was a social ritual that defined the , the restaurant and the city they inhabited.

 

DISTURB / PERTURB

What me is that magazine articles are so much shorter nowadays.

Some scenes are violent and may younger viewers.

She was not because she knew the warden called in every day.

I dream about him, dreams so vivid that they me for days.

 

ENSURE / INSURE

All our household goods are against accidental damage.

The role of the police is to that the law is obeyed.

We must that tourism develops in harmony with the environment.

They refused to us because they said we're too old.

 

EXCEPT / EXEMPT / EXPECT

She had been unable to say where she was that it was wooded.

You shouldn't others to do your work for you.

Small businesses are from the tax increase.

This is your captain speaking. We to be landing at London Heathrow in an hour's time.

The government has few options to keep interest rates high.

His age him from conscription, but he had enlisted anyway.

 

FAIR / FARE

Low-paid workers will badly under this government.

Films are rated on a scale of poor, , good and excellent.

Take some foreign currency to cover incidentals like the taxi to your hotel.

They claimed that the election had been , but really it was a sham.

I think it's to say that you've done less of the work than I have.

We went by bus to the  in Camden town. The bus is not very expensive.

 

FLAW / FLOOR

There was a with the way the carpet had been laid on the .

The chairman said that he would now take questions from the .

The only in his character seems to be a short temper.

Ministers took the to denounce the decision to suspend constitutional rule.

 

FRANTIC / FRENETIC

Rescuers were engaged in a all-night effort to reach the survivors before their supply of air ran out.

After weeks of activity, the job was finally finished.

Where on earth have you been? We've been with worry.

There was trading on the Stock Exchange yesterday.

 

GROAN / GROWN

Most of the produce sold in the market is by peasant farmers.

He looked at the piles of dirty dishes and gave a of dismay.

A went up from around the office when the electricity went off.

I don't like to see a man in tears.

The mother let out a when she realized her child was now fully and off to college.

 

HEW / HUE

His builders knew how to underground chambers without support, and they are still standing.

Each one was simple or complex, and each had its own , and shade.

A girl is regarded as grown up when she can cultivate food gardens, wood, carry water, and look after her family.

There has been a great and cry about the council's plans to close the school.