Frame sentences to illustrate the difference in meaning between the following Pairs of Words | Difference Between Similar Words | Vocabulary
1. Intimation: He sent intimation about the meeting.
Intimacy: I have no intimacy with him.
2. Goal: Everyone should have a goal in life.
Gaol: The prisoner is in the gaol now.
3. Eligible: He is eligible for the post.
Illegible: His handwriting is illegible.
4. Deference: He has no deference for his teacher.
Difference: What is the difference between the two?
1. Accept: He did not accept my proposal.
Except: Nobody except him attended the meeting.
2. Cite: Can you cite an example?
Site: This site is reserved for a club.
3. Eminent: He is an eminent scholar.
Imminent: He knew that his death was imminent.
4. Fare: I have paid the bus fare.
Fair: I bought the book from a book fair.
5. Principal: He is the principal of our college.
Principle: A man of principle is respected by all.
1. Career: He started his career as a teacher.
Carrier: My bicycle has no carrier.
2. Eligible: He is not eligible for this job.
Illegible: His handwriting is not illegible.
3. Patrol: The police are patrolling the streets.
Petrol: There is no petrol in the market today.
4. Advice: His advice greatly inspired me.
Advise: He advised me to study hard.
5. Pray: We prayed to God for strength.
Prey: The tiger is a beast of prey.
6. Refuse: He refused to help me.
Refuge: They took refuge in a temple for the night.
7. Register: His name was struck off the register.
Registrar: I met the University registrar today.
1. Fair: A fair will be held here during Durga Puja.
Fare: I have paid the train fare for him.
2. Diary: It is a good habit to write a diary.
Dairy: He deals in dairy products.
3. Principle: Everybody respects a man of principle.
Principal: Mr. Sarma is our principal.
4. Advice: His advice has no effect on the boy.
Advise: The teacher advised me on many occasions.
5. Adopt: We have adopted a girl child.
Adapt: He could adapt himself well to the new situation.
6. Full: The classroom is full.
Fool: He called me a fool.
7. Check: The teacher checked the answer scripts.
Cheque: They issued a cheque in my name.
1. Eligible: He is not eligible for lectureship.
Illegible: Your handwriting is illegible.
2. Pray: We should pray to God for her early recovery.
Prey: The lion is a beast of prey.
3. Principal: Mr H. Dutta is the principal of this college.
Principle: Life should be based on principles.
4. Quiet: Don't make noise. Keep quiet.
Quite: He is quite happy here.
5. Fair: There is a fair today.
Fare: The fare from Guwahati to Dibrugarh is too much.
6. Accept: All the members accepted my decision.
Except: He has none except the small boy to look after him.
7. Weak: He is very weak.
Week: He will come next week.
1. Poor: He is poor but honest.
Pour: He was pouring coffee into the cups.
2. Vain: All his efforts to pass the examination were in vain as the questions were too tough for him.
Vein: Human body has lots of veins.
3. Cereal: Cereals are very important for our body.
Serial: I enjoy the serial 'The Ramayana'.
4. Heard: I heard what he said.
Herd: I saw a herd of cows in the field.
5. Flew: The bird flew as soon as it saw the hunter.
Flu: This is the season when everyone is getting infected with flu.
1. Accept: Only SBI debit cards are accepted here.
Except: Our office is open on all days except Sunday.
2. Holy: The Bhagavad Gita is a holy book of the Hindus.
Wholly: I wholly support you.
3. Rain: He had reached home before the rain stopped.
Reign: The reign of the Ahoms lasted for 200 years.
4. Fair: A fair is held in our village during the Bihu.
Fare: What is the fair from Barpeta to Guwahati?
5. Band: I'll join the band as a musician.
Banned: The cinema was banned as it triggered communal violence.
6. Air: The air here is filled with dust.
Heir: He is the only heir to his father's property.
1. Meddle: You should not meddle in our family disputes.
Medal: He received a medal as a prize.
2. Sole: His sole aim in life was to help the poor.
Soul: The Gita acts as a guide to raise the soul to higher consciousness.
3. Idle: He sits idle all day.
Idol: He has always been the idol for the young students.
4. Coarse: This sweater is made of coarse cloth.
Course: He is pursuing a course in basic computer applications.
5. Main: Zubeen Garg is the main attraction of today's programme.
Mane: Lions have long mane.
6. Lessen: The medicine lessened my pain.
Lesson: I have not yet learnt the lesson.
1. Accept: He has accepted my application.
Except: There is no one except my mother in the house.
2. Refuge: They took refuge in a temple for the night.
Refuse: She refused my proposal of marriage.
3. Tamper: He must have tampered the files.
Temper: He loses his temper easily.
4. Loan: I have applied for a loan.
Lone: The lone passenger in the bus got down at the market.
5. Amiable: Everyone loves him for his amiable nature.
Amicable: Both the parties came to an amicable settlement.
6. Die: He died last year.
Dye: I have dyed my hair black.
1. Access: He has easy access to the officer.
Excess: Excess of everything is bad.
2. Fair: See above.
Fare: See above.
3. Device: Mobile phone is an electronic device.
Devise: We must devise some means to escape from here.
4. Walk: He goes for a walk in the morning.
Wake: He wakes up early in the morning.
5. Moral: Each story in this book has a moral.
Morale: The Prime Minister's speech boosted the morale of the Indian Army.
6. Jealous: You should not be jealous of anyone.
Zealous: Vivekananda was a very zealous reformer.
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