1. Exposure – ExpositionExposure = being exposed to air and cold.
Eg: Several Indians are left exposed to poverty and illiteracy.
Exposition = explanation.
Eg: My friend’s exposition of women problems impressed me.
2. Fatal – Fateful—FatalistFatal = that ends in death.
Eg: He had a fatal accident.
Fateful =something that produces some result
Eg: The entry of the British into our country is a fateful event in Indian History.
Fatalist = a person who believes in fate.
Eg: My uncle is a fatalist by nature.
3. Forceful --- ForcibleForceful = effective.
Eg: Malathi convinced me of the matter with her forceful arguments.
Forcible = by force
Eg: The forcible entry of the crowd into the manager’s chamber created havoc in the office.
4. Honorary --- HonorableHonorary = an office without remuneration.
Eg: He is the honorary director of the company.
Honorable = worthy of honor
Eg: Mother Teresa is the most honorable woman in the world.
5. Prophecy – ProphesyProphecy = a forecast
Eg: My prophecy about her marriage came true.
Prophesy = foretell
Eg: I prophesied that she will be successful.
6. Sensual – SensuousSensual =used in bad sense.
Eg: He ran after sensual pleasures.
Sensuous = used in good sense.
Eg : John Keats was a sensuous poet.
7. Spiritual – SpirituousSpiritual = pertaining to soul
Eg: Swami Vivekananda attached much importance to spiritual knowledge.
Eg: All spirituous drinks must be banned from our country.
8. Virual --- VirtuousVirtual = real
Eg: The President is the virtual head of the state.
Virtuous = blameless, righteous
Eg: Dr.APJ Kalam was a virtuous man.
9. Womanly – WomanishWomanly = kind and affectionate.
Eg: I liked the womanly love and affection of Mother Teresa.
Womanish = week and cowardly
Eg: She hates her friend’s womanish habits.
10. Vocation – Avocation – VacationVocation =profession
Eg: His vocation is teaching.
Avocation = hobby
Eg: Growing plants is my avocation.
Vacation = holidays.
Eg: Sagar wants to spend his vacation in Kashmir.
11. Transient – TransitoryTransient = short-lived
Eg: Life is transient by nature.
Transitory = worldly, temporary
Eg: We are living in a transitory world.
12. Speciality – SpecialtySpeciality = striking quality
Eg: What is the speciality of your painting?
Specialty = specific skill.
Eg: Her specialty is Kuchipudi style of dance.
13. Servitude – ServilityServitude = the state of slavery.
Eg: It is very horrible to live in total servitude.
Servility = a sense of servitude.
Eg: The servility of women proves very dangerous to their existence and honor.
14. Especial -- Special.Especial = exceptional
Eg: Mother Teresa has an especial kindness and love for the poor.
Special = specific.
Eg: This medicine must be used in special cases only.
15.Divers – DiverseDivers = several or sundry
Eg: Divers countries participated in the seminar.
Diverse = markedly different
Eg: My views about dowry problem are diverse from my friends.
I wish you will be benefited by learning these paronyms.
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