Angela’s ABCs: Words Easily Confused – Faze and Phase

Faze is a verb meaning to disturb, disconcert, daunt, worry or put off one’s stride. The noisy heckling from the crowd did not faze the candidate. She was not fazed when a piece of scenery fell over, but continued dancing. Phase is a noun meaning a period or stage such as a phase of the moon, the latest fashion phase or a phase of somebody’s career. He’s just going through a difficult phase in his life. There was a phase of wearing mini-skirts in the 60s even in the depths of winter. Phase… Read More