#EngVocab: Confusing Words Starting with the Letter ‘E’

Since last week we were talking about ETAOIN SRHLDCU and found out that the letter ‘e’ is the most common found letter in English

Now admin is going to share some #EngVocab which are

Confusing words that start with the letter ‘e’ :D Words + it’s pronunciation courtesy of wordinfo.info! Here they are!


1. eligible, illegible, ineligible, legible – wih, bingung yah :/

1a. eligible (EL i juh b’l) (adjective) = memiliki kualifikasi. Contoh: “Tina is eligible to continue her studies to the university.”

1b. illegible (i LEJ uh b’l) (adjective) = tidak terbaca. Contoh: “Mark, please write neatly, your writing is illegible.”

1c. ineligible (in EL i juh buhl) (adjective) = tidak memiliki kualifikasi atau tidak diperbolehkan partisipasi. Contoh: “I can’t believe you’re ineligible for this competition.”

1d. legible (LEJ uh b’l) (adjective) = tulisan yang bisa dibaca dan dimengerti dengan mudah. Contoh: “Susy wrote her reports in a legible way.”


2. empathy, sympathy – not quite all begins in ‘e’ but they are quite confusing isn’t it? But they are synonyms.

2a. empathy (EM puh thee) (noun) = merasakan pikiran atau pengalaman seseorang tanpa komunikasi langsung. Contoh: “Kaizan felt a great empathy after hearing his sister’s cat went missing.”

2b. sympathy (SIM puh thee) (noun) = kemampuan atau kesungguhan seseorang merelasikan atau membagi pengalaman dan perasaan orang lain. Contoh: “When Kaizan’s sister lost her cat, he showed great sympathy and support.”


3. enable, unable – almost similar but not similar at all

3a. enable (e NAY buhl) (verb) = dibuat mudah, memungkinkan atau praktikal. Contoh: “This phone enables us to browse the internet and listen to music in the same time.”

3b. unable (un AY buhl) (adjective) = tidak memungkinkan atau tidak bisa. Contoh: “Because of his engagements, he was unable to attend this event.”


4. end, endings – hmmmm, sama-sama “end” kan?

4a. end (END) (noun) = (1) poin yang membatasi sesuatu atau saat sesuatu tidak lagi berkelanjutan. Contoh: “I’m sorry I can’t come home, this work has to be done by this end of week.”

4a. end (END) (noun) = (2) menghentikan suatu kondisi, aktivitas atau suatu aksi. Contoh: “The closure of this authentic restaurant seemed like the end of the world for satay lovers.”

4b. endings (EN dingz) (noun) = (1) bagian-bagian terkahir dari suatu hal. Contoh: “This Community’s season last episode had more endings than usual.”

4b. endings (EN dingz) (noun) = (2) abjad-abjad yang ada pada akhir suatu kata; seperti suffixes. Contoh: “One of the most common endings in English words is –ed.”


5. endemic, epidemic – bukannya sama ya?

5a. endemic (en DEM ik) (adjective) = subjek dari suatu lokasi atau daerah. Contoh: “Cendrawasih birds are endemic to the bird like island.”

5b. epidemic (ep” i DEM ik) (noun) = sangat cepat terjadi atau merambat di tempat yang spesifik. Contoh: “The Health Agency raised the awareness of the epidemic dengue that occurred in Denpasar.”


6. extant, extent

6a. extant (EK stuhnt, ek STANT) (adjective) = Sedang ada atau eksistensinya masih ada. Contoh: “Even though hardly sought now, Harry Potter books are still extant.”

6b. extent (ik STENT) (noun) = jauhnya sesuatu berkembang. Contoh: “To what extent do you think we are able to compete this year?”


Demikian beberapa confusing words yang bisa di share hari ini. Cukup memusingkan toh? Hehe. Semoga berguna!

Stay tuned for more @EnglishTips4U sessions tomorrow! Remember to visit englishtips4u.com for previous sessions :)

Happy Galungan and Kuningan fellas! :D


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on March 26, 2013


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