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Confusing Words

ponta 0 · Sept. 19

Target Language - English

I knew two words at the same time: exalt and exult. However, they have a similar meaning and their spellings are almost the same. I can't remember them correctly still now. Do you have any idea to remember them?


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sivanc 1 Sept. 19, 2021
Confusing Words
I knew two words at the same time: exalt and exult.

I kneow two words at the same time: exalt and exult.

However, they have a similar meaning and their spellings are almost the same.

However, tThey have a similar meaning and their spellings are almost the same.

I can't remember them correctly still now.

I still can't remember them correctly still now.

Do you have any idea to remember them?

Overall feedback & comment:

While they are similarly spelled, they actually have quite different meanings. To exalt is to revere or praise, and is actually quite similar to another 'ex-' word, extol. Exult, however, is to do with joy and celebration and happiness. I didn't actually remember what exult meant specifically, and had to look it up, but I think exalt is more common, relatively speaking, so if you want you can try to just remember that one. Otherwise, maybe because the 'u' in exult is like a little smile? Haha
Comment added on 09/19/2021