A List of Words Misused in English --- ( in continuation of previous post)
11. Adopt (acquire) : The couple adopted an orphan child.
Adapt ( adjust, Familiarize) : She is trying to adapt herself to the new atmosphere.
Adept (able, skilled) : He is adept in the art of shooting.
12. Allusion (Indirect hint) : The official gave an allusion to involvement of some staff member in the scam.
Illusion (false impression) : The child under an illusion tries to catch image of moon in water.
13. Antique ( old,traditional) : He is fond of collecting antique items.
Antic (silly or amusing behavior) : His father felt ashamed at his antic gestures.
14. Aught (anything) : Has he to say aught against her?
Ought (should) : We ought to respect our elders.
15. Alternate (Vary,Every other) : I visit his house on alternate days.
Alternative (substitute) : He put forth an alternative to my proposal.
16. Aspire (desire) : He aspires to rise in his life.
Expire (end) : His leave expired on Sunday last.
17. Abstain (desist) : The doctor advised him to abstain from food for two days.
Refrain (avoid doing): Father advised his son to refrain from falling in bad company.
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