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Will you pass this false synonyms test without fail?


QUIZ - "Illiterate" is not the same as "illiterate"... Can you tell the difference between these synonyms which are not really illiterate? Check it out with this test.

Being in love is not the same as being in love.

To disapprove is not to reprove.

To hear is not to listen.

Every word has nuances.

The French language is full of subtleties and nuances.

As Jean-Loup Chiflet reminds us in his

Dictionary in love with the French language

(Plon, 2014), "doing in nuance, in terms of language, would not be a matter of purism but of aesthetics and subtlety".

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It is tempting to use synonyms to avoid repetition or to show that one has a rich vocabulary.

But above all, it is a question of knowing the definitions of these words which are close in their meaning but which have a meaning of their own.

A "modest" person is not necessarily a "humble" person.

The "indolent" is not necessarily "negligent" or "lazy".

The meaning of these close synonyms is often confusing.

So, will you get 10/10 on this test?

Source: lefigaro

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