A FEW HOMONYMS

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heir

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eight

 

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bale

 

ball

bawl

 

band

banned

 

bare 

bear

 

baron

barren

 

base

bass

 

beat

beet

 

beer

bier

 

berg

burg

 

berry

bury

 

bight 

bite

byte

blew 

blue

 

bloc

block

 

boar 

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board

bored

 

borough

burrow

 

bow 

bough

 

bread 

bred

 

bus

buss

 

bussed

bust

 

but 

butt

 

buy

by

bye

canon

cannon

 

canter

cantor

 

capital

capitol

 

carat

carrot

karat

caster

castor

 

ceiling

sealing

 

cell 

sell

 

cereal

serial

 

chased

chaste

 

chic 

sheik

 

choir 

quire

 

chord

cord

 

coarse

course

 

colonel

kernel

 

consul

council

counsel

core 

corps

 

cosign

cosine

 

creak

creek

 

currant

current

 

cymbal

symbol

 

die 

dye

 

disc

disk

 

dew

do

 

done

dun

 

earn 

urn

 

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ferry

 

feat

feet

 

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fur

 

flew

flue

 

flour

flower

 

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four

 

grate 

great

 

gnu 

knew

new

hair

hare

 

hairy

harry

 

hall

haul

 

hallow

hollow

 

heal

heel

 

hear 

here

 

heard 

herd

 

hi

high

 

him

hymn

 

hoard

horde

 

hoarse

horse

 

hostel

hostile

 

hour

our

 

its 

it's

 

knap

nap

 

knight

night

 

knit

nit

 

knot 

not

 

knows 

nose

 

leak

leek

 

leased

least

 

lead

led

 

lean

lien

 

lie 

lye

 

locks

lox

 

made

maid

 

mail 

male

 

mall

maul

 

mantel 

mantle

 

marry

merry

 

massed

mast

 

mean 

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meet

mete

might

mite

 

mind

mined

 

missed

mist

 

mourn

morn

 

nay 

neigh

 

no 

know

 

none

nun

 

oar

or

ore

one

won

 

pail 

pale

 

pain

pane

 

pair 

pare

pear

passed

past

 

peak 

peek

pique

peal

peel

 

peer 

pier

 

pi 

pie

 

place

plaice

 

plain 

plane

 

plum

plumb

 

pray 

prey

 

rain

reign

 

raise

raze

 

read

red

 

read

reed

 

real 

reel

 

resister

resistor

 

riffed

rift

 

right

write

wright

rime

rhyme

 

ring    

wring

 

road

rode

rowed

role

roll

 

rose 

rows

 

rung

wrung

 

rye 

wry

 

sac

sack

 

sail

sale

 

sari

sorry

 

scene

seen

 

sea

see

 

seam

seem

 

sew 

so

sow

shake

sheikh (alt. pronunc'n)

 

shall 

shell

 

shoe

shoo

 

sic

sick

 

sighed

side

 

sight

site

 

sign

sine

 

sink

sync

 

slay 

sleigh

 

sleight

slight

 

socks 

sox

 

sole

soul

 

some 

sum

 

son

sun

 

stair 

stare

 

stake

steak

 

steal

steel

 

stile

style

 

straight

strait

 

suite 

sweet

 

sundae

Sunday

 

tail 

tale

 

tare

tear

 

tarry

terry

 

taut 

taught

 

team

teem

 

the 

thee

 

their

there

 

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time

 

to 

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toad

toed

 

toe

tow

 

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tolled

 

tongue

tung

 

tort 

torte

 

vary

very

 

vale

veil

 

walk

wok

 

ware 

wear

 

way 

weigh

 

weak

week

 

we

wee

 

which

witch

 

wood

would

 

worst 

wurst

 

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