Confusing related words

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Confusingly related words

1.- Accept is a verb that means "to receive, admit, regard as true, say yes."
I can't accept this gift. / He was accepted to Harvard.
2.- Except is a preposition that means "excluding."
He bought a gift for everyone except me. / I know everyone here except the children.
3.- Access: a means of approaching, entering, exiting, communicating with, or making use of.Example: a store with easy access.
4.- Excess: Being more than is usual, required, or permitted.
Example: skimming off the excess fat.
5.- Advice (noun): recommendation as to appropriate choice of action; counsel.
Example: His advice was sound and everyone listened to him.
6.- Advise (verb): To take counsel; consult, to offer advice.
Example: I would advise you to submit your resignationin view of this scandal.
7.- Affect (verb): 1.- To have an influence on or effect a change in. E.g. Inflation affects the buying power of the dollar.
2.- To attack or infect, as a disease: Rheumatic fever can affect the heart.
8.- Effect (noun): The power to produce an outcome or achieve a result; influence.
Example: The drug had an immediate effect on the pain.
9.- Again (adverb): 1.- Oncemore; anew: Try again. / 2.- In return; in response. E.g. paid him again.
10.- Against (preposition): 1.- In a direction or course opposite to. E.g. row against the current.
2.- Contrary to; opposed to. E.g. against my better judgment.
11.- Already (adverb): 1.- By this or a specified time. E.g. The children were already asleep when we got home.2.- So soon. E.g. Are you quitting already?
12.- All ready (noun + adjective): ready or prepared to do something. E.g. We were all ready to study grammar.
13.- Among (preposition): 1.- By many or the entire number of; with many. E.g. a custom popular among the Greeks.
2.- In the midst of; surrounded by. E.g. a pine tree amongcedars.
14.- Between (preposition):1.- In or through the position or interval separating. E.g. between the trees; between 11 o'clock and 12 o'clock.
2.- Intermediate to, as in quantity, amount, or degree. E.g. It costs between 16 and 20 dollars.
15.- Beside (preposition): 1.- next to, at the side of. E.g. She is beside her mother Laura.2.- In addition to. E.g. "Many creatures beside man live in communities"
16.- Besides (preposition or adverb): a) Prep. in addition to or apart from.
E.g. The film was too boring, besides being too long. / No one talked to her besides her mother.
b) Adverb. in addition, also. E.g. The film was too boring. Besides, it was too long./She works all day. Besides, she has to do the housework.
17.- Aside (adverb): 1.- Apart. E.g. a day set aside for relaxing.
2.- In reserve; away. E.g. put a little money aside.
3.- Out of one's thoughts or mind. E.g. put my doubts aside.
18.- Compare (verb): To consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous; liken, to be worthy ofcomparison; bear comparison. E.g. two concert halls that just do not compare.
19.- Contrast (verb): 1.- To set in opposition in order to show or emphasize differences.
E.g. an essay that contrasts city and country life; contrasted this computer with inferior models.
2.- Linguistics . to differ in a way that can serve to distinguish meanings.
E.g. The sounds ( p ) and ( b )contrast in the words “pin” and “bin.”
20.- Consecutive (adjective): Following one after another without interruption; successive.
E.g. He was absent on three consecutive days.
21.- Successive (adjective): Following in uninterrupted order; consecutive. E.g. they played on three successive days.
22.- Considerable (adjective): 1.- rather large or great in size, distance, extent.
e.g. It...
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