This is a list of English words that are commonly misused or misunderstood.
Commonly Misunderstood Words in English
You think it means: historic
It means: Pertaining to the past, but not necessarily important to it or a part of it
You think it means: any book
It means: A book that is a work of fiction
You think it means: fewer
It means: A smaller amount of uncountable nouns.
You think it means: with no interruptions
It means: Duration over a long period of time, not necessarily without interruption.
You think it means: famous
It means: Having extremely bad reputation; never used in a positive manner.
You think it means: systemic, pertaining to or affecting the body as a whole
It means: Involving a system, method, or plan; orderly
You think it means: prescribe; to order the use of something, such as medication; to direct or dictate
It means: To denounce, banish, outlaw, or exile
You think it means: above, beyond, or better than ultimate
It means: Next to last
You think it means: cautious or misbehaving
I means: Unusually advanced in development, especially mentally
You think it means: alternative
It means: To interchange successively or regularly
You think it means: no longer open for debate or closed to discussion; factually wrong
It means: Open for debate; an assembly of authoritative persons; or an argument or discussion
You think it means: nauseated
It means: To induce nausea.
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