is a word directly opposed to another in meaning, such as borrow
is a word that sounds like another, and may be spelled like it, but differs in meaning, such as buy
is a word that has the same,
or almost the same, meaning as some other, such as store
The English language is rich in distinctions of meaning among words that are alike in meaning, yet not the same. You should exercise care in making these distinctions. Do not say fix
, and so forth.
Look up such troublesome pairs of words in your dictionary, fix in your mind the difference between them, and use
them with exactness.