Compound words and their meanings

English has a number of words that make the language confusing for those who are just learning the language. They include homophones, homonyms, compound words, and word pairs which look and sound similar but have different meanings. Compound words which can be one word or two can be especially confusing. Here we will look atContinue reading “Compound words and their meanings”

12 most misunderstood words

Historical You think it means : historiac. It means : pertaining to the past, but not necessarily important to it or a part of it. Novel You think it means : any book. It means : a book that is a work of fiction. Less You think it means : fewer. It means : aContinue reading “12 most misunderstood words”

Most difficult words in English with meanings

1-Archetypal /ˌɑːkɪˈtʌɪp(ə)l/ quintessential of a certain kind Example: She is the archetypal country doctor. 2- Blandishment /ˈblandɪʃm(ə)nt/ intentional flattery for persuasion Example: The blandishments of the travel brochure. 3-Circumlocution /ˌsəːkəmləˈkjuːʃ(ə)n/ expressing someone in an indirect way Example: His admission came after years of circumlocution. 4-Demagogue /ˈdɛməɡɒɡ/ a political leader who uses rhetoric to appeal to prejudicesContinue reading “Most difficult words in English with meanings”