Confusing Vocabulary | 10 P4 Word Pairs that Students Need to Know!

Hi everyone! As we advance into the second semester, the end-of-the-year exams are also getting closer. To help parents revise with their children, I have come up with a series of word lists that contain important vocabulary that often appears in tests and exams. Your child may come across them most directly in the vocabulary MCQ or vocabulary cloze sections.


Confusing Vocabulary | 10 P4 Word Pairs that Students Need to Know!


I have also paired up words that many students often find confusing to point out the differences between them. Depending on the context which the words appear in, some of these paired words can be used interchangeably. However, it is still important to be mindful of the subtle differences between the words in each pair. Let’s get started, shall we?

Reluctant vs. Hesitant


Reluctant vs. Hesitant. Confusing Vocabulary

Snigger vs. Sneer


Snigger vs. Sneer. Confusing Vocabulary

Trudge vs. Stomp


Trudge vs. Stomp. Confusing Vocabulary

Gaze vs. Glance


Gaze vs. Glance. Confusing Vocabulary

Vexing vs. Frustrated


Vexing vs. Frustrated. Confusing Vocabulary

Squirm vs. Cringe


Squirm vs. Cringe. Confusing Vocabulary

Fascinating vs. Captivating


Fascinating vs. Captivating. Confusing Vocabulary

Meticulous vs. Diligent


Meticulous vs. Diligent. Confusing Vocabulary

Audience vs. Spectator


Audience vs. Spectator. Confusing Vocabulary

Convince vs. Persuade


Convince vs. Persuade. Confusing Vocabulary

I hope you have had a fun time discovering and understanding the minute but important differences between these ten pairs of words that have similar meanings. To learn and revise these words in greater detail, you can use the interactive flashcards below! Our students at LBM have been using these flashcards to familiarise themselves with new vocabulary in a a new and fun way. Why don’t you give it a try? Comment below and let us know if it is helpful!

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