Would you rather be protected by autistic arches or artistic archers? Our language is full of words that are confusing to many people. In this article, I will go over these confusing words from arches/archers to artistic/autistic.
Arches are curved parts of a circle.
Arches are perfect for the top of doorways.
Archers shoot bows and arrows.
Robin Hood was searching for expert archers to join his band of miscreants.
An area is any particular range of land or space.
This area over here has been set aside for the flower arrangements.
An aria is a solo sung by an opera singer.
When Maria Callas performed her aria from she received a standing ovation.
An armoire is a large wardrobe or movable cupboard.
The armoire purchased for their daughter's room was painted a light pink.
Armor is a protective covering.
The armor worn by the knight protected him from the blow of the sword.
Arraign is a verb that means to be called before a court to answer to an indictment.
Who will arraign the suspect when she is arrested?
To arrange is to place in a convenient or proper order, one that is satisfying to the eye or desired.
Marcia began to arrange the books in the library.
arrant, errand, errant
Arrant is an adjective that means extreme or unmitigated.
You must think that I am an arrant fool if you believe that I would fall for such an obviously misleading statement.
An errand is a short trip.
Julia's errand only took her 15 minutes to complete.
Errant means straying or moving about in an aimless manner.
Her errant ramblings soon bewildered the man asking for directions.
Arteriosclerosis is hardening of the arteries.
Arteriosclerosis causes stiffness and a loss of elasticity.
The most common type of arteriosclerosis is atherosclerosis.
Even though my grandmother has arteriosclerosis, she does not have atherosclerosis.
If one is artistic, then one shows skill or discriminating judgement in an area.
Marilyn's artistic arrangement of the flowers won her the prize at the fair.
An autistic child, one with autism, shows extreme self-absorption.
My friend's child has been diagnosed as autistic.