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Conscience and conscious

Conscience means moral sense, ethical feelings or one’s sense of right and wrong. His conscience wouldn’t let him steal. Note that conscience is spelled with science at the end. Conscience is a noun; conscious...

Contemptible and contemptuous

Many people confuse the words contemptible and contemptuous. Contemptible means despicable. If something is contemptible, it is deserving of contempt.  Spreading gossip is contemptible.  All terrorists are contemptible.  Contemptuous means feeling contempt for someone...

CBSE Class 10 vocabulary exercise

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. Choose your answers from the options given below. (consequence, connotations, construe, consolation, conservation, consternation, conspiracy, contaminated, contingency, constitutional) 1. While the speech wasn’t openly...

Congenital and hereditary

The words congenital and hereditary are often confused. They have slightly different meanings. Congenital means those traits, marks or defects that one develops before or during birth. Congenital defects, for example, are not inherited...

Vocabulary worksheet for CBSE class 10

Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the word given in the brackets. 1. The lovers get united at the ………………… of the play. (conclude) 2. The ………………… of the plan occurred...

Rewrite using nor

Study the pair of sentences given below. I had never tasted wine. And my brother had never tasted wine. We can express the same idea in another way. I had never tasted wine. Nor...

Compare and contrast

Compare and contrast have different meanings. Do not use compare as a synonym of contrast. We compare things of the same kind or class. For example, we can compare an orange with another orange,...

Better as an adjective, adverb or verb

The word better can be an adjective, adverb and verb. As an adjective, better is the comparative form of the adjective good. She is a better dancer than me. (Informal) She is a better...

Endorse and indorse

Today the only difference between endorse and indorse is that endorse is now the preferred spelling. Formerly indorse meant ‘to sign one’s name to something’. For example, you can indorse a check. To endorse...

Vocabulary exercise

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word. Choose your answers from the options given below. (collateral, characteristic, circumvent, charitable, complacent, comely, coercion, colossal, cloistered, cherish) 1. Cloudy days are ……………….. of July. 2....