Which Version of Which Are You Talking About: Confusing Words Pt.1

Posted on 01-20-2016 by
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Have you ever read something and realized that a word was used incorrectly? It can drive some people crazy (myself included), but there will always be those words that sound too similar to distinguish the difference which word is meant and which meaning that is associated with it. Thanks to Daily Writing Tips here are three commonly confused words.

1.   Taught / Taut

Taught is the past tense of the verb to teach.
Taut is an adjective that means pulled tight.

 

2.  Titivate/Titillate

Titivate is a verb that means to spruce up, to make more attractive.
Titillate is a verb that means to excite the senses or imagination in an agreeable way.

 

3.   Tortuous/Torturous

Tortuous is an adjective that means full of twists, complex.
Torturous is an adjective that means full of pain or suffering.

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