Les étudiants confondent souvent des mots qui se ressemblent (morale/moral), cette liste de mots vous permettra d'en connaître quelques-uns et de ne plus les confondre.


Anglais FrancaisPrononciation
accept to receive accepter   
except with the exclusion of à part, excepté, sauf   
advice recommendation (noun) conseil   
advise to recommend (verb) conseiller, donner des conseils à   
adverse unfavorable défavorable, hostile  
averse opposed to aversion   
affect to influence (verb); emotional response (noun)  avoir un effet sur, affecter  
effect  result (noun); to cause (verb) effet  
aisle  space between rows     
isle  island     
allude to make indirect reference to     
elude  to avoid     
allusion  indirect reference     
illusion  false idea, misleading appearance     
already  by this time     
all ready  fully prepared     
altar sacred platform or place    
alter to change    
altogether thoroughly    
all together everyone/everything in one place    
a lot a quantity; many of something    
allot to divide or portion out    
angel supernatural being, good person    
angle shape made by joining 2 straight lines    
are plural form of "to be"    
our plural form of "my"    
accent pronunciation common to a region    
ascent the act of rising or climbing    
assent consent, agreement    
assistance help    
assistants helpers    
bare  nude, unadorned     
bear  to carry; an animal     
beside  close to; next to     
besides  except for; in addition     
boar  a wild male pig     
bore  to drill a hole through     
board piece of wood     
bored uninterested     
born brought into life    
borne past participle of "to bear" (carry)    
breath air taken in (noun)    
breathe to take in air (verb)    
brake device for stopping    
break destroy; make into pieces    
buy to purchase    
by next to; through the agency of    
canvas heavy cloth    
canvass to take a survey; a survey    
capital major city    
capitol government building    
choose to pick    
chose past tense of "to choose"    
clothes garments    
cloths pieces of fabric    
coarse rough    
course path; series of lectures    
complement something that completes    
compliment praise, flattery    
conscience sense of morality    
conscious awake, aware    
corps regulated group    
corpse dead body    
council governing body    
counsel advice; to give advice    
dairy place where milk products are processed    
diary personal journal    
descent downward movement    
dissent disagreement    
dessert final, sweet course in a meal    
desert to abandon; dry, sandy area    
device a plan; a tool or utensil    
devise to create    
discreet modest, prudent behavior    
discrete a separate thing, distinct    
do a verb indicating performance or execution of a task    
dew water droplets condensed from air    
due as a result of    
dominant commanding, controlling    
dominate to control    
die to lose life; one of a pair of dice    
dye to change or add color    
dyeing changing or adding color    
dying losing life    
elicit to draw out    
illicit illegal, forbidden    
eminent prominent    
imminent about to happen    
envelop to surround (verb)    
envelope container for a letter (noun)    
everyday routine, commonplace, ordinary (adj.)    
every day each day, succession (adj. + noun)    
fair light skinned; just, honest; a carnival    
fare money for transportation; food    
farther at a greater(measurable) distance    
further in greater(non-measurable) depth    
formally conventionally, with ceremony    
formerly previously    
forth forward    
fourth number four in a list    
gorilla  animal in ape family     
guerrilla  soldier specializing in surprise attacks     
hear  to sense sound by ear    
here  in this place     
heard past tense of "to hear"    
herd group of animals    
hoard a hidden fund or supply, a cache    
horde a large group or crowd, swarm    
hole opening    
whole complete; an entire thing    
human relating to the species homo sapiens    
humane compassionate    
its possessive form of "it"    
it's contraction for "it is"    
knew past tense of "know"    
new fresh, not yet old    
know to comprehend    
no negative    
later after a time    
latter second one of two things    
lead heavy metal substance; to guide    
led past tense of "to lead"    
lessen to decrease    
lesson something learned and/or taught    
lightning storm-related electricity    
lightening making lighter    
loose unbound, not tightly fastened    
lose to misplace    
maybe perhaps (adv.)    
may be might be (verb)    
meat animal flesh    
meet to encounter    
mete to measure; to distribute    
metal a hard organic substance    
medal a flat disk stamped with a design    
mettle courage, spirit, energy    
miner a worker in a mine    
minor underage person (noun); less important (adj.)    
moral distinguishing right from wrong; lesson of a fable or story    
morale attitude or outlook usually of a group    
passed past tense of "to pass"    
past  at a previous time    
patience putting up with annoyances    
patients people under medical care    
peace absence of war    
piece part of a whole; musical arrangement    
peak point, pinnacle, maximum    
peek to peer through or look furtively    
pique fit of resentment, feeling of wounded vanity    
pedal the foot lever of a bicycle or car    
petal a flower segment    
peddle to sell    
personal intimate; owned by a person    
personnel employees    
plain simple, unadorned    
plane to shave wood; aircraft (noun)    
precede to come before    
proceed to continue    
presence attendance; being at hand    
presents gifts    
principal foremost (adj.); administrator of a school (noun)    
principle moral conviction, basic truth    
quiet silent, calm    
quite very    
rain water drops falling; to fall like rain    
reign to rule    
rein strap to control an animal (noun); to guide or control (verb)    
raise to lift up    
raze to tear down    
rational having reason or understanding    
rationale principles of opinion, beliefs    
respectfully with respect    
respectively in that order    
reverend title given to clergy; deserving respect    
reverent worshipful    
right correct; opposite of left    
rite ritual or ceremony    
write to put words on paper    
road path    
rode past tense of "to ride"    
scene place of an action; segment of a play    
seen viewed; past participle of "to see"    
sense perception, understanding    
since measurement of past time; because    
sight scene, view, picture    
site place, location    
cite to document or quote (verb)    
stationary standing still    
stationery writing paper    
straight unbending    
strait narrow or confining; a waterway    
taught past tense of "to teach"    
taut tight    
than besides    
then at that time; next    
their possessive form of "they"    
there in that place    
they're contraction for "they are"    
through finished; into and out of    
threw past tense of "to throw"    
thorough complete    
to toward    
too also; very (used to show emphasis)    
two number following one    
track course, road    
tract pamphlet; plot of ground    
waist midsection of the body    
waste discarded material; to squander    
waive forgo, renounce    
wave flutter, move back and forth    
weak not strong    
week seven days    
weather climatic condition    
whether if    
wether a neutered male sheep    
where in which place    
were past tense of "to be"    
which one of a group    
witch female sorcerer    
whose possessive for "of who"    
who's contraction for "who is"    
your possessive for "of you"    
you're contraction for "you are"    
yore time long past    
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