ENGLISH VOCABULARY - CONFUSION GROUPS

Words groups I collected when expand my vocabulary.

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amnesia, mnemonic
anemia (anaemia), anaemic
anorexia


similar, similarity
simulate, dissimulate ( = dissemble ), imitate, emulate
assimilate, assimilation <-> dissimilate, dissimilation != dissemilate, dissemination
stipulate
stimulate, stimulus, stimulant


imitate
intimate
intimidate == browbeat, bluster, cow, intimidating == intimidatory, intimidator, intimidation


analgesic, analgesia
an(a)esthetic, an(a)esthesia
antibiotic
antibody
antidote
antiseptic, aseptic


absurd
abuse, disabuse
amuse, amusing, amusement
accuse, accusation
accuser <–> defendant, accused


agile, agility
fragile, fragility, crisp, brittle, delicate


anaerobe, anaerobic
anhydrous, dehydrate
anorexia


affable
amiable, amity
amicable


acuity
acumen


accumulate, accumulation
cumulate, cumulus
curdle, coagulate, congeal, clot, gel
commutative


antipathy
animus, animosity
abominate, abomination
averse, aversion


abrogate
abnegate
abstain
abolish
annul
renounce


absolve, absolution
amnesty
acquittal


allege, allegory, allegation
arrogate
aphorism


annex, annexation
adjunct
addendum
accessory (or, accessary)


necessary, necessitous
accessory
accessibility


apex
acme != acne
crest
cusp
climax, anticlimax
peak


alloy
alley
allay
ally, alliance


vow
avow
vowel
bowel


aver
averse, aversion
avert
adverse, adversity
advertise, advertisement


averse
animus, animosity
hostility, hostile <–> hospitality, hospitable
antagonism, antagonise, antagonist


artery, aorta
vein
vessel
vascular
corpuscle
anemia


throat
lung
liver
gallbladder –> bile (or, choler, gall)
stomach
bowel, intestine, small, intestine, large, intestine
bladder
anus


appear, appearance
appeal, appealing
apparent, apparel
appease, appeasing, appeasement


consider, considerable, considerate
appreciate, appreciable
appropriate, appropriateness, appropriation


condiment
salt, pepper, vinegar, sugar


bounteous, courteous
courtesy, courteous


demo
democrat, democracy, demotic != demonic
demagogue
demolish, demolishment


coral
corral
carol
cameo


asthma
anthem, carol
chrysanthemum
chrysalis
talisman


chasm
canyon
canny


precious
appreciate
appreciable, inappreciable
depreciate


contrite, contrition
chondrite


canoe
clue
cliff


boisterous
cloister


comely
comet
comedy
comity
comic


atherosclerosis
arteriosclerosis


contentious
argumentative


deforestation
conflagration


covenant
conversant
countenance


allege, allegation
arrogate, arrogation
arrogant, arrogance
abrogate
derogate, derogatory, derogative
surrogate


axle
axis
axe
axiom, axiomatic
aphorism, aphorize
pith, pithy


ablution
deluge
divulge
dilute, diluted, dilution


eradicate
exterminate
extinguish
massacre
slaughter
carnage
eliminate
obliterate


impetus, impetuous, impetuously, impetuosity
perpetrate, perpetrator
perpetuate, perpetuity


lenient, lenience, leniency
linen, linoleum
liaison
lien


tar -> tarpaulin
flax -> linen -> linoleum


wax -> linoleum
varnish -> wood
glaze -> porcelain


plum, prune
plume, plumage
plummet
plumb, plumber, plumbing


clay
glaze
porcelain


pottery
crockery
ceram, ceramic
earthenware
stoneware
china
porcelain


kelvin
celsius
fahrenheit


spices, spicy
specious
species, subspecies


plateau
highland
mesa
plain, flatland


plate
platen
platelet
plateau
palette


endorse
dorsal
docile


protean
protein
methane
ethane
propane


sport shirts
vest, T-shirt, undershirt
sweater
running shoes, jersey
kneelet, knee cap


bag
portfolio
briefcase
knapsack, hiking bag


surge
resurrect, resurrection == resurgent, resurgence
insurrection, insurrectionist, insurrectionary == insurgent, insurgence, insurgency
rebel, rebellion, rebellious, rebelliousness


surgeon, surgery
burgeon
curmudgeon
pigeon


agile, agility
fragile, fragility, crisp, brittle, delicate


anaerobe, anaerobic
anhydrous, dehydrate
anorexia, anorexic


affable
amiable, amiability
amity <-> enmity
amicable


acuity
acumen


unmeasurable, immeasurable
mensurate, immensurable
commensurat


limber
lumber
grumpy
grumble


squeeze
squal
squelch, squash, quell
mash, smash
mars
pulp
rush, crush
rash, crash
clash
crumb, crumble
rumple, crumple
rumble, grumble
grump, grumpy


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