Confusing usage words part three 2

  • discover: verb to be the first to find
    The scientist discovered this element years ago.
    invent: (verb) to think out and produce
    Who will invent a better way to stop people from texting while
    driving?

  • disinterested: (adjective) not biased or prejudiced; showing no
    favoritism
    We all want a disinterested judge to work in our judicial system.
    uninterested: (adjective) not interested
    Gracie is uninterested in that particular field of mathematics.

  • emigrate from: (verb) to leave one country to go live in another
    The Greek family emigrated from their homeland and settled in
    Astoria, New York.
    immigrate to: (verb) to come to a new country or area
    These Irish brothers immigrated to Manhattan and established themselves
    there in a short time.

  • explicit: fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated
    The troop leader gave us explicit directions on what to expect
    during the trip.
    implicit: implied, rather than expressly stated
    Our dad’s facial expressions implicitly told us that we should not
    behave in the same manner again.

  • famous: (adjective) well known; having fame; renowned
    She became a famous singer whose name was known around
    the world.
    notorious: (adjective) well known; publicly discussed; widely, but unfavorably,
    known
    The notorious bank robber had spread fear throughout the city.