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 Confusing words 

Word Power Quiz

All languages are full of complicated but useful words - the kind of words you might read in a newspaper or on the Internet, yet easily misunderstand. Can you choose the correct synonym or explanation for each of the following?

Actual: present, real, immediate.
disclaim: talk loudly, deny, refuse
deserve: stop serving, merit, serve
invaluable: of no value, of little value, of great value
ghastly: spiritual, very bad, very good.
to ponder: to think carefully, to add weight, to lay an egg.
to subside: to go down, to give money, to reduce
to injure: to talk abusively, to hurt, to please
contiguous: without end, touching, long-lasting.
to refrain: to sing loudly, to do something again, to not do something

Check out the correct answers with a dictionary or your teacher.

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Intermediate resources :
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The story of football and rugby
English ghost stories  Fact or fiction?
USA: America's oil
USA: Still looking for gold  
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Nouns in English
Irregular verbs  in English
Reported questions in English
Language and style 
Numbers and counting in English
The short story of English

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