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25 Common Words That You've Got All Wrong

 
25 Common Words That You've Got All Wrong

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Brace yourself. Most of you will be in SHOCK after reading this. You are probably using at least HALF of these words incorrectly.

According to LifeHack, here are 25 COMMON WORDS THAT YOU'VE GOT ALL WRONG:

 

1. Irony

What you think it means: Something that is funny.
What it really means: Contrary to what you are expecting.

2. Travesty

What you think it means: A tragedy or something unfortunate.
What it really means: A mockery or parody.

3. Ultimate

What you think it means: The one, the only. The best.
What it really means: The last item of a list.

4. Conversate

What you think it means: To have a conversation.
What it really means: Nothing. It's not a real word.

5. Peruse

What you think it means: To skim or browse.
What it really means: To observe in depth.

6. Bemused

What you think it means: Amused.
What it really means: Confused.

7. Compelled

What you think it means: To do something voluntarily by choice.
What it really means: To be forced or obligated to doing something.

8. Nauseous

What you think it means: To feel ill.
What it really means: To cause feelings of illness (the trash can is nauseous because it's making you feel nauseated).

9. Redundant

What you think it means: Repetitive.
What it really means: Unnecessarily excessive.

10. Enormity

What you think it means: Huge, enormous.
What it really means: Profoundly immoral or evil.

 

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