Similar sounding words that often confuse you

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2016年8月15日
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Any way: means in any manner possible, do it any how, make something happen any how. Example: Make it on time any way.
Anyway: means in any case.
Example: Anyway, I don’t plan to share my personal opinion with you.

Born: to come in this world/to be born
Example: A baby girl was born to my sister.
Borne: to bear a child
Example: My sister has borne a baby girl.

Censor: to delete or monitor
Example: I have decided to censor the document.
Censure: to criticize or make an unfavourable opinion
Example: I am tired of the censure I’m facing because of the media.

Confident: someone who has confidence or is self assured
Example: Maria is a confident young woman.
Confidant: somebody who you confide in, you trust the person and share everything with them
Example: Jack is my confidant and i share everything with him.

Biannual: occurring twice a year
Example: The company releases a biannual progress report.
Biennial: once in two years
Example: The football cup is a biennial event.

Allusion: to make a reference to something
Example: Jack made an allusion to Sally’s baby weight
Illusion: to see something or imagine that which is not real
Example: The magician created an illusion that surprised me.

Bath: to wash your body
Example: Please get the door bell, I’m going for a bath now.
Bathe: to apply water to a particular body part
Example: My toes are hurting. I’m going to bathe them with hot water.

Canvas: type of cloth
Example: I have decided to wear Canvas shoes and carry a canvas bag.
Canvass: to solicit or ask for
Example: The next time you come here canvassing for support, make sure you are polite to me.