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Commonly Confused Words 02 - Lesson

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censor (v) To suppress or delete anything considered objectionable.
  Example: The major TV networks usually censor programs for bad language and nudity.

censure (v) To formally issue a reprimand to an individual (by an authoritative body).
  Example: In 1834, the Senate censured Democratic President Andrew Jackson for withholding documents.

complement (v) To be complementary to something. (It goes together well.)
  Example: The strawberries complemented the angel cake deliciously.

compliment (v) To pay someone a compliment. To say something nice to someone.
  Example: Elaine complimented Bethany on her pretty sweater.

conscientious (adj) To be very careful. To pay attention to one's actions.
  Example: The police officer was very conscientious about his duties.

conscious (adj) Aware of something and attaching importance to it. Responsive to something.
  Example: Sara felt very conscious of the coffee stain on her new blouse.

conscience (n) The sense of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of one's own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good.
  Example: When Ivan cheated on a test, his conscience bothered him so much that he confessed to the teacher.

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