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Confusing Words from Always to Annalist
Do you the differences between 'all ways' and 'always'? 'Altar' and 'alter' sound the same, but only one of them means 'to change'. There is a huge difference in meaning with the words 'amity' and 'enmity'. One means 'goodwill', the other 'ill will'. Get them confused and it will change the whole meaning of what you are saying.
Enjoy leaning the meanings of and how to use the following words that are confusing to many people.
all ways, always
These two words sound exactly the same, but there are difference in their meanings and usage.
All ways means just what it says, in all ways or all methods.
She tried all ways possible to be ready to leave early, but it just wasn't working out.
Always means all the time.
Frieda is always late for her meetings.
Alms are food or donations given to the poor.
The yearly fund drive at the local church collected alms for the underprivileged and needy.
Arms are weapons. Arms are also the upper limbs, extending from the shoulders to the hands, on the human body.
The guerilla group was secretly purchasing arms from an undercover organization.
An altar is an elevated place or platform at a church where one kneels down to pray.
Melissa, tears streaming down her face, ran to the altar to ask forgiveness.
When you alter something, you change it.
Becky's grandma is going to alter the wedding dress for her.
Amend means to change or modify.
Now that you are divorced, are you going to amend your will?
Emend means to edit, change, or correct written work.
Doug had his wife emend his manuscript.
Amerce means to punish by imposing a fine.
The policeman will amerce you for speeding if he catches you.
Immerse means to submerge underwater or to become deeply involved in something.
Rebecca tends to immerse herself into her schoolwork.
Amity is friendship or goodwill.
Darlene attempted to show amity to her new neighbors, but no matter how friendly she was, they only showed animosity.
Enmity is ill will, hatred, or hostility.
No matter how much amity Darlene showed to her neighbors, all she received from them was enmity.
An analyst is one who analyzes.
Marge consulted a computer analyst to determine what was wrong with her computer.
An annalist is a historian or one who chronicles events.
The king searched his kingdom for an annalist who was favorable towards him.
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