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Youth vs Adolescence   Youth and adolescence are both terms that refer to the early stages of an individual’s life. Because of the similarity and the close relation of these two terms, adolescence and youth often tend to be used interchangeably and at times, it is acceptable to do so. However, by definition,... 
Hot vs Beautiful   Adjectives are useful when describing the quality of objects or situations. Whether it is a negative or a positive effect, there are many adjectives in the English language that can be used for this purpose. Not only when it comes to describing events or objects, adjectives can also be used to... 
English vs British   It is very common to get confused between languages and nationalities. Often certain nationalities are so intertwined with the languages they use that it is almost impossible to remember that there are other words that are used for those nationalities. English and British are two such words... 
Amused vs Bemused   As simple as it may seem,English language can be rather confusing at times, especially when it comes to similar sounding words. This sort of confusion is a common factor not only to the beginners of the language but also to the native speakers of the language. Many words exist that seem... 
Council vs Committee   When it comes to taking decisions and executing power, there are many bodies that are involved with the process at different levels. At a glance, these bodies or groups of people may seem very similar and yet many factors that constitute them set them apart. Committee and council are... 
Korean vs Chinese Language   Asian countries due to their proximity to one another share many things with each other and are often shaped, moulded and influenced by each other. Language is just one of such factors that had evolved overtime as a result of the close associations with each other; their languages... 
Fear vs Afraid   All living beings are subjected to emotions. Every living being feels it when a threat is posed to their life and, as a result, they are capable of reacting appropriately according to the situation. Fear is one such emotion that warns all living beings of danger and which in turn allows them to... 
Fear vs Scared   Every living being experiences certain emotions and feelings. Out of the wide variety of such emotions, fear is perhaps the most important one that allows living things to keep out of harm’s way. There are many words that are associated with fear; afraid and scared being two of such words... 
Advisor vs Adviser   English language is such that there are certain words in its vocabulary that sound the same in pronunciation but are spelt differently with different meanings. Also, there are words that are spelt differently, but give out pretty much similar meanings. Advisor and adviser are two such... 
Affirm vs Confirm   Affirm and confirm are two words in the English language that are often confused with one another. This bafflement can most probably be attributed towards the similarity of pronunciation and a certain relation that the two words bear in meaning, as well. However, affirm and confirm are... 
Airport vs Aerodrome   Airport and aerodrome are two different words that are closely related to one another yet yield considerable differences. However, due to the similarity between these two words, they tend to be used interchangeably. This must not be so since airport and airdrome stand for different... 
Iliad vs Odyssey   When it comes to epic poetry, the Iliad and the Odyssey are the two names that spring to mind. Centred on the Trojan War, these two ancient Greek epic poems are world renowned not only for the engaging dialogue with which they present turn of events but also for the beauty with which it... 
Chinese vs Japanese Language   Because of the proximity of the two cultures and their coexisting natures, the Chinese and the Japanese languages have quite a few similarities. However, over the years, Chinese and Japanese languages have evolved greatly to showcase great differences, which in turn have made... 
Chinese vs Japanese Writing   A system of writing was first developed in China during the Shang Dynasty approximately 1600 BCE while it was around AD 600, that a writing system was developed in Japan. Initially borrowing the Chinese writing system, the Japanese eventually made alterations to these Chinese characters,... 
Council vs Counsel   Council and counsel are two words that are commonly being confused for one another due to their uncanny similarity. Nearly identical in their pronunciation as well as their spelling, it is quite difficult to discern the difference between council vs counsel. Regardless of the proximity of the... 
Ritual vs Tradition   Every society and culture has a set of rituals and traditions that make it different from others. These are unwritten laws and norms pertaining to behavior and action when interacting with others in the society. These rituals and traditions also pertain to events and ceremonies that... 
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