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"IMPLY" and "INFER"
"Imply" means to suggest indirectly. "Infer" means to deduce or conclude from evidence. Ex.: Her silence seemed to imply disapproval. From her reaction, we can infer that she is unhappy.
"ELICIT" and "ILLICIT"
"Elicit" means to draw out or provoke a response. "Illicit" means illegal or forbidden. Ex.: The teacher's question elicited a lively discussion. The police uncovered an illicit gambling operation.