th 4 Q 2012 homonyms Homonyms? 3/22 Homonyms generally include two categories of word types: homophones and homographs. • Homographs are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings. • Homophones are words that sound the same when you pronounce them, but have different meanings. Homonyms 3/23 Aid – to help or assist Do you require aid? Aide – assistant The aide had much to do today for his boss. Homonyms 3/28 Aisle – walkway The aisle was blocked. I’ll – I will I promise, I’ll listen to you. Isle – island Many people would like to live on a isle. Homonyms 3/29 Allowed – permitted Late work is not allowed. Aloud – out loud Please read aloud. Homonyms 3/30 Arc – curve You need to measure the arc. Ark – Noah’s boat Noah built an ark because God instructed him to do so. Homonyms 4/2 Bare – uncovered If you walk in bare feet, you might get hurt. Bear – grizzly animal The bear charged us, so we tried to run away. Homonyms 4/3 Beat - to pound We hope we can beat the other team. Beet – type of edible plant I do not like to eat beets. Homonyms 4/4 Boar – pig We had to capture the wild boar. Bore – not interesting bore or to drill I hate to bore you. We had to bore into the earth to find a new well. Homonyms 4/5 Borough – area or district Manhattan is a borough in New York City. Burrow – dig through The rabbit dug a burrow. Burro – small donkey They had a burro at the carnival. Homonyms 4/9 Bough – branch We need to cut down those boughs before the storm. Bow – bend or curtsy Please bow at the end of the performance. Homonyms 4/10 Cereal – breakfast food You shouldn’t eat sugary cereals for breakfast. Serial – sequential The serial killer entered the home. Homonyms 4/11 Chile – country in South America I would love to visit Chile one day. Chili – bean stew I love Zippy’s chili. Chilly – frosty It’s chilly out there today. Homonyms 4/12 Chord – musical tone You hit the wrong chord while playing the song. Cord - rope Please tie the cord tightly. Homonyms 4/13 Cite – quote Please cite your sources. Site – location Where is the site for the dance? Sight – view You are in sight of me now. Homonyms 4/16 Complement – enhance or go together That spice complements the food. Compliment – praise You should always compliment the cook. Homonyms 4/17 Council – committee The council will decide your fate. Counsel – guidance I need to counsel her on where to go to college. Homonyms 4/18 Creak – squeak My shoes creak! Creek – stream of water Please be careful when you’re down by the creek. Homonyms 4/19 Amoral - not subject to or lacking moral distinctions. Logic or pure mathematics can be seen as amoral. Immoral - violating conscience or public morality. Plagiarism and other kinds of cheating are immoral. Homonyms 4/23 Decent - propriety or respectability. She is a decent person. Descent - plunge downwards or to ancestry. I need to descent into the water. Dissent – disagreement Only one person was in dissent on the vote. Homonyms 4/24 Fair – equal or beautiful to look at or exhibition That’s a fair deal. The fair maiden kissed the knight. We can’t wait to go to the fair and go on all the rides. Fare – price How much is the plane fare? Homonyms 4/25 Gorilla – big ape The movie gorilla really looks fake. Guerrilla – warrior The guerrilla warfare really took its toll on the army. Homonyms 4/26 Groan – moan After the difficult practice, all I could do was groan when my mom asked what I wanted for dinner. Grown – form of grow I have grown 3 inches this year! Homonyms 4/27 Hay – animal food Please feed the horse some hay. Hey – interjection to get attention Hey! Watch what you’re doing! Homonyms 4/30 Hoarse – croaky My voice was very hoarse when I was sick. Horse – riding animal Please feed the horse some hay. Homonyms 5/1 Holey – full of holes My jacket is holey so I need to throw it out. Holy – divine The Holy Spirit can be in us all. Wholly – entirely I’m not wholly sure if we should do this. Homonyms 5/2 Lessen – make smaller You need to lessen your mistakes on your homework. Lesson – class Class, please get out your notes for the lesson. Homonyms 5/3 Marry – to wed They plan to marry in June. Merry – very happy Santa is a merry fellow. Homonyms 5/4 Overdo – do too much You’re still sick so please don’t overdo it. Overdue – past due date Your book is overdue; please pay $5. Homonyms 5/7 Pray – implore God Please pray to God. Prey – quarry The cat stalked its prey in the back yard. Homonyms 5/8 Principal – most important or the person in charge of a school The principal point is get here on time! The principal gave the student an award. Principle – belief One principle to live by is be kind to others. Homonyms 5/9 Eminent – distinguished He was an eminent scholar. Imminent - about to happen The exam period is imminent. Immanent – pervading or existing within The room’s immanent tension made her anxious. Homonyms 5/10 May be - verb phrase You may be right. Maybe – adjective and means perhaps Maybe you are right. Homonyms 5/11 Steal – swipe Please don’t steal my food. Steel – alloy The steel blade was very sharp.