Definition - Words that are often confused with each other.

1. The British lexicographer Adrian Room claims there are two types if confusables: lookalikes (climactic and climatic) and meanalikes (fatalism and pessimism).

Example -
augur and auger, cite and site, definite and definitive

Etymology -
The word was popularized and (perhaps) coined by Adrian Room in his 1979 book Room's Dictionary of Confusibles.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1979:
"Room's dictionary of confusibles."
(A. Room (title))

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