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A confusible[1] or confusable[2] is a word or phrase that may be confused with another, such as complement/compliment or principle/principal. Such confusion may be due to similarities in spelling or pronunciation, such as desert/dessert or if it's a homophone, such as each of the first two examples above.


  1. Crystal, David The English Language Penguin ISBN 0-14-100396-0
  2. "confusable" Oxford Dictionaries. Retrieved 12th October 2012.

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