There are some English words that seem to have been designed just to vex us. These are words that sound similar and often look similar to one another. Sometimes these words have closely related but different meanings and other times their meanings are worlds apart.
I’ve created these Lexical Vexation entries to help you tease apart these tricky sets of words so you can use them with confidence.
Is there a lexical vexation troubling you that you don’t see here? Please feel free to let me know and I’ll create an entry for it.