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Tricky Words

Tricky Words

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Published by: AVKO Foundation on Aug 05, 2010
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abjure adjureabout a boutabreast a breastabridge a bridgeabroad a broadabsence absentsabsorb adsorbABstract abSTRACTabuse abuse(uh BYOO-ss) (uh BYOOzz)abysmal abyssalaccede exceedaccept exceptaccess excessacclaim a claim exclaimacclamation acclimationacclimation exclamationaccord a cordaccuse excuseaccustom a customacetic asceticacme acneacne acmeacquire a quire, a choiracross a crossad addadapt adept adoptado adieu adieuxadvent eventadverse averse, a verseadvice adviseaffect effect infectaffected effected infectedaffective effective infestedaffirm a firmaffix a fixafford a fordaffray a frayaffright a frightaffront a frontAfghan afghanafield a fieldafire a fireaflame a flameafloat a floatafoot a footafoul a foulagape agape (n.)aged ("AYJd") aged ("AY jud")aid aideail aleair heir Eire e'er ereairy aerie eerieaisle isle I'llalight a lightalign a lineall awlall ready alreadyall together altogetherall ways alwaysalley allyallot a lotallude eludeallusion illusionallusive elusive illusivealoft a loftaloud allowed a loudaltar alteralternate (adj.) alternate (v.)altogether all togetheralways all waysamen amend emendamiss a missamoral a moral immoralamuck amock amuse a museanal annalanalyst annalistankle angel angleant aunt Auntante anti Auntieantidote anecdoteapart a partapatite appetiteappose opposeapposition oppositionappraise apprisearc ark aria areaascent assent, a scentassign a signassist a cystassurance insuranceassure insureaster asked herastray a strayastride a strideatlas Atlasatom Adamattach attachéattest a testattire a tire; a tyreauger auguraught oughtaugust Augustaura Oraaural oralauricle oracleAustralia Austriaavail a veil, a valeaversion a versionavocation vocation, a vocationaw aweaward a wardaware a wareawash a washaway a way aweighaxle ax'llaye eye Ibad badebail balebairn barnbait bateball bawlballet ballotbaloney bolognaban bandbanned bandbanned it banditbanned Joe banjobanquet banquette bouquetbard barredbare bearbark barquebaron barrenbarrage (dam) barrage (fire at)base bassbask basque Basquebaton battenbauble bubblebay beybazaar bizzarebe bee Beabeach beechbear barebearing baringbeat beetbeau bowbeer bierbeetle betel Beatlebefit be fitbefore be forbefoul be foulbefriends be friendsbeggar biggerbell bellebelong be longbelow be lowbenign be nine, B-9
 
berate be rateberiberi bury Baryberry bury Barry Baryberth birthbeside besidesbi-weekly buy weeklybiennial biannualbight bite bytebin been Benblackmail black maleblase blazeblench blanchblue blew bleuboarder borderbogey bogie bogybole bowl bollbootaee booty bootiebore boar Boerbored boardborn borne bourneborough burro burrowbouillon bullionboulder bolderboy buoybraid brayedbraise brays brazebrake break brazier brassierebreach breechbread bredbreadth breath breathebrewed broodbridal bridleBriton Britainbroach broochbroom broughambrows browsebruise brewsbruit brutebuffet buff itbuffet buff Faybuild billedburg burghburger burgherbus bussbust bussedbut butt buttebuy by bye bi-buyer byrecache cashcaddy caddiecalendar calendercallous callusCalvary cavalrycanape canopycancer Cancercandid can did, candiedcannon canoncant can'tcanter cantorcanvas canvasscapital capitolcapper capercarat caret carrotcaries carriescarol carrelcarrion carry oncarton cartooncasino cassinocast castecastor castercasual causalcatholic Catholiccay key quaycayuse Cayusecede seedcelery salarycell sellcellar sellercenser censorcent scent sentcenter sent hercereal serialcertain curtaincession sessionchaise chase shayschalice challisChanukah Hanukkah Hanukahchard shard charredChassidim Hassidimchaste chasedcheap cheepcheck cheque Czechcherry sherry cherichews choosechic shiek chick chilly Chile chilichin QinChina chinachirr churrchitterlings chitlins chitlingschoir quirecholer collarchoral chorale corralchord cord coredchute shoot shutecircumsize circumscribecite sight siteclack claqueclause claws Clauscleave cleaveclimb climeclose clothes klozecoal kohlcoarse coursecoat cotecoffin coughingcoin quoincolon colonel kernelcomplacent complaisantcomplement complimentcomplementary complimentarycompost compoteconcert concertedconch conk condor candorconfident confidantconscience consciousconsume consommeconTENT CONtentconTEST CONtestcontinents continenceconTRACT CONtractcontusion confusionCONverse conVERSECONvert conVERTCONvict conVICTcoo coupcoolie coolly coulee coolycoop coupe coupcoos coupscopse corpse corpscore corpscorespondent correspondentcosine co-signcouncil counselcourse coarsecousin cozencreak creek crepe crapecretin Cretancrevasse crevicecrewel cruelcrews cruise crusecrochet crotchetcroquet croquettecue queue Qcurrant currentcurser cursorsygnet signetcymbal symbolczar tsardaily Daly dallydairy diarydam damndammed damneddays daze day’sdear deer
 
decent descent dissentdecree degreedefeat "de" feetdefense defence (BR.)defer "de" furdefile the
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filedefine the finedefinite definitivedeform the formdegrade the gradedeign dane Danedejure the jurydeliberATE deLIBeratedelight the lightdelirious deliciousdepart the partdepravation deprivationdeprice depreciate depredatederby Derby Darbyderrier Londonderry Airderriere dairy heirdesert dessert desertdesperate disparatedevise devicedie dyedifference deferencedike dykedine dynediner dinner diningdinghy dingey dingydire dyerdisburse dispersedisc disk discomfit discomfortdiscreet discretedisgust discusseddivers diverse diversdo due dewdo dough doe / doesdollar dolordone dundonjon dungeondose does dozedouse dowseDow Taodroop drupedual dueldully dulydying dyeingdyslectic dyslexicearn urneclipse ellipseedition addition
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When we pronounce “the” as“dee” we get lots of homophones.eight ateeither etherelegy eulogyelicit illicitempathy sympathyenervate energizeepic epochergo ergoterosive eroticerr ereeruct erupteruction eruptionescargot escarole S-car goEScort esCORTessay assayewe yew you Uexcept expect acceptexercise exorciseexpectation expectorationexpense expaneEXploit exPLOITextant extentEXtract exTRACTeyelet isletfaction fractionfactious fractiousfactitious fictitiousfail faille filefain feignfaint feintfair farefaker fakirfarrow furrowfarther furtherfate fetefaun fawnfay feyfaze phase phrasefeat feetfellah fellowferrule feruleferry fairyfetal fatalfeudal futilefiancé fiancée financefilter philtre philterfinis finish finfir fur farfisher fissure Fischerflair flareflammable imflammableflaunt floutflea fleefloe flowflower flourflue flew fluefoal foul fowlfor fore fourforego forgoforeword forwardformally formerlyfort forteforth fourthfounder flounderfranc frank freeze friezefriar fryerfurry furyfussy fuzzygaff gaffegage gaugegait gategaiter gatorgale Gail Gaylegallery galleygallon galleongamble gambolgang ganguegate gaitgauche gouchegaze gaysgel jellGentile gentlegenus geniusghoul goalgig giguegild guildgilt guiltgist jestglacier glazierglutenous glutinousgnat Natgnaw nawgneiss nicegnu knew newgopher golfer go forgorilla guerrillagradation graduationgrade grayed greyedgranite for grantedgrate greatgraze grays greysgrill grillegrisly gristly grizzlygroan grownguarantee guarantyguessed guestguise guysgyve jivehail halehair harehairy harry Harry

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