Word Tripper: Allude, Elude
Word trippers are pairs of words folks often confuse or use incorrectly. This series is excerpted from Word Trippers The Ultimate Source for Choosing the Perfect Word When It Really Matters by Barbara McNichol. Allude, elude – To “allude” means to refer to casually or indirectly. To “elude” means to avoid or escape by cleverness or speed; to escape the comprehension of.
Example – "May the force be with you,” the boy said to his friend, alluding to Star Wars, as they split up to better their chances of eluding the bully chasing them.
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