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LESSON 22: FREQUENTLY CONFUSED WORDS HONORS ENGLISH I VOCABULARY
ADVERSE (adjective) a. Unfavorable to one’s interest or welfare b. Contrary or opposing in intention or effect; hostile Example: After listening to their adverse remarks, I became very discouraged about continuing with the project.
AVERSE (adjective) Having a strong feeling of dislike or reluctance. Example: Cindy was usually averse to criticizing her friends, but she could not let Joey’s insulting behavior toward the new student go unnoticed.
EMIGRATE (intrans. verb) To leave one country or region to settle in another. Example: During the American Revolution, many Tories emigrated from the United States and settled in Canada.
FIGURATIVELY (adverb) In a manner marked by metaphorical language or figures of speech. Example: I was speaking only figuratively when I said that my uncle was so lucky that everything he touched turned to gold.
IMMIGRATE (intrans. verb) To enter and settle in a country or region that is not one’s native land. Example: For thousands of years, people have immigrated to new areas, escaping harsh rulers or seeking better living conditions.
INGENIOUS (adjective) a. Having or showing creative or inventive skill b. Original or imaginative in design or execution Example: The poet Ogden Nash was an ingenious versifier, and he invented many clever and amusing rhymes.
INGENUOUS (adjective) Showing or having simplicity, openness, and honesty, in a childlike way. Example: Sue was ingenuous enough to believe that talent and hard work alone would inevitably lead to success.
LITERALLY (adverb) a. According to the actual meaning of a word or phrase b. According to the facts; without exaggeration or metaphor Example: Lester took every statement so literally that he could not enjoy a joke.
PERSECUTE (trans. verb) a. To ill-treat persistently and grievously b. To annoy continually; pester Example: Although many groups came to the New World seeking freedom of belief, some were quick to persecute members of their communities who did not agree with their opinions.
PROSECUTE (trans. verb) To bring a legal action against in order to convict of a violation of a law. Example: The farmer prosecuted three hunters for trespassing.