Confusing Words Exercise

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Confusing Words Exercise

Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word

N1. A chaste mind has no room for ……………………. thoughts
carnal
carnival
cardinal

N2. Decorum was the …………………………. rule in the office
carnal
cardinal
Either could be used here

N3. The ………………………… woman bought and exchanged three dresses in a week
captious
capricious
copious

N4. The sleeping sentry received a strong …………………………. from his commanding officer
censure
censor
censer

N5. The …………………………. board removed a scene from the movie
censure
censor
censer

N6. I could not follow his …………………….. reasoning
circular
circuitous
circumscribed

N7. Be ………………………. in making important decisions
circumspect
circumscribe
circumvent

N8. The businessman ……………………….. the deal with a handshake
clinched
clenched
cliched

N9. The United Fund is a ……………………. of several charities
collision
coalition
collusion

N10. The recipe calls for ……………………….. salt
coarse
coerce
chorus

N11. A good reporter can write a ……………………… account of confusing events
coherent
cohesive
Either could be used here

N12. Tar is a ………………………… substance
cohesive
coherent
collateral

 

: Answers

N1. A chaste mind has no room for carnal thoughts
N2. Decorum was the cardinal rule in the office
N3. The capricious woman bought and exchanged three dresses in a week
N4. The sleeping sentry received a strong censure from his commanding officer
N5. The censor board removed a scene from the movie
N6. I could not follow his circuitous reasoning
N7. Be circumspect in making important decisions
N8. The businessman clinched the deal with a handshake
N9. The United Fund is a coalition of several charities
N10. The recipe calls for coarse salt
N11. A good reporter can write a coherent account of confusing events
N12. Tar is a cohesive substance

Confusing Words Exercise
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