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Homographs

동형이의어 (同型異意)

Homographs are words that have identical spellings but different pronunciations and different meanings. Some dictionaries call these types of words heteronyms.

동형이의어 (同型異意: homograph)는 철차가 같으면서 다른 발음 및 다른 의미를 지니는 단어들이다. 어떤 사전들은 이런 형태의 단어들을 heteronym으로 부르기도 한다.

The list was taking the following format:

 아래의 목록은 다음의 형식으로 작성되었다.

word Class (n)
pronunciation #1 first definition
pronunciation #2 second definition
All homographs are not created equal! Your definition of what is acceptable might not match mine. The list were classified using the following class definitions:

모든 homograph가 꼭 같은 내용을 지니는 것은 아니다. 여러분이 생각하는 정의와 이곳의 정의가 일치하지 않을 수도 있다. 아래의 목록은 다음과 같이 분류되었다.

   

A - All of the following "detractions" are absent.

B - Basic meanings of the words are related.

C - Capitalization differences. One or more of the words is a proper noun (and can be found in a standard dictionary).

D - Different spellings also exist (US vs. UK, hyphenation, etc.)

E - Equal pronunciations also exist (US vs. UK, regional, etc.)

F - Foreign letters (the word is part of the English language, but one or more of the letters has a diacritical over one or more letters).

P - Place name or Person's name (not found in a dictionary).

S - Slang (not found in a dictionary.)

 

A – 뒤따르는 의미상 손실이 없다.

B – 단어의 기본적 의미와 연관.

C – 대문자 사용시 차이. 단어중 하나 이상이 대문자이며, 정규 사전에 등재되어 있다.

D – 상이한 철자 또한 존재한다 (US 대 UK, 하이픈 등.)

E – 동등한 발음 또한 존재한다. ((US 대 UK,  및 지역적, 등)

F – 외래 문자 (해당 단어가 영어의 일부이지만 문자 중 하나 이상이 하나 이상의 다른 문자들과 구별된다.)

P – 지명 또는 사람 이름 (사전에 등재되지 않은 것)

S – 속어 (사전에 등재 되지 않음)

 

   

ablative

Class (A)

AB-la-tiv

a grammatical case

a-BLAIT-iv

tends to ablate (vaporize)

absent

Class (B)

AB-sent

missing

ab-SENT

to keep oneself away

abstract

Class (B,E)

AB-strakt

a summary

ab-STRAKT or AB-strakt

not like an object

abuse

Class (B)

a-BYOOZ

~ a drug

a-BYOOS

drug ~

accent

Class (B,E)

AK-sent

the ~ is on bright colors

ak-SENT or AK-sent

~ the positive

acuminate

Class (B)

a-KYOO-mi-nut

pointed

a-KYOO-mi-nate

to make pointed

addict

Class (B)

a-DIKT

to cause to become dependent

AD-ikt

one who is dependent

address

Class (B,E)

AD-res or a-DRES

location

a-DRES

to write the location

adduct

Class (A)

AD-ukt

a chemical addition product

a-DUKT

to bring together similar parts

adept

Class (B)

AD-ept

a highly skilled person

a-DEPT

highly skilled

adulterate

Class (B)

a-DUL-tu-rate

to make impure

a-DUL-tu-rut

has engaged in adultery

advert

Class (A)

AD-vert

advertisement (British)

ad-VERT

to refer to casually

advocate

Class (B,E)

AD-vu-kut or AD-vu-kate

a lawyer

AD-vu-kate

to argue in favor of

aerial

Class (B,E)

AR-ee-al or ER-ee-al

pertaining to aircraft

ER-ee-al or AR-ee-al

antenna

affect

Class (B,E)

a-FEKT

to influence

AF-ekt

the subjective aspect of an emotion

affiliate

Class (B,E)

a-FIL-ee-ate

to accept as an associate

a-FIL-ee-ut or a-FIL-ee-ate

an associate

affix

Class (B)

a-FIKS

to attach to

AF-iks

an appendage

agape

Class (A)

a-GAYP

wide open

OG-e-pay

form of love

aged

Class (B,E)

AY-jed or AYJD

of an advanced age

AYJD

a man ~ 40 years

agglomerate

Class (B)

a-GLOM-u-rate

to gather into a ball

a-GLOM-u-rut

gathered into a ball

agglutinate

Class (B)

a-GLOOT-i-nate

to cause to clump together

a-GLOOT-i-nut

agglutinative

aggregate

Class (B)

AG-ri-gate

to gather into a whole

AG-ri-gut

the whole

agora

Class (A)

AG-or-uh

a gathering place

a-gor-AH

Israeli money

aliment

Class (B)

AL-i-ment

food

AL-i-MENT

to give food to

alloy

Class (B,E)

AL-oy or uh-LOY

combined metals

uh-LOY or AL-oy

to mix so as to form an alloy

ally

Class (B,E)

ah-LIE or AL-eye

to join with others

AL-eye or ah-LIE

one who is allied

alternate

Class (B)

ALL-tur-nate

to switch back and forth

ALL-tur-nut

~ plan

ana

Class (E)

AN-uh

an equal quantity of each

AY-nuh or AN-uh

a collection of anecdotes

analyses

Class (B,D)

a-NAL-a-seez

plural of noun analysis

AN-al-ize-ez

plural of verb analyse (UK spelling)

animate

Class (B)

AN-i-mate

to give life to

AN-i-mut

living

annex

Class (B,E)

a-NEKS or AN-eks

to take for oneself

AN-eks

an addition to a building

antedate

Class (B,E)

ANT-i-date

an assigned date earlier than actual

ant-i-DATE or ANT-i-date

to assign an earlier date

appropriate

Class (A)

a-PRO-pree-ate

take possession of

a-PRO-pree-ut

suitable

approximate

Class (B)

a-PROKS-i-mate

to be nearly the same as

a-PROKS-i-mut

nearly correct

are

Class (E)

EHR or AHR

metric unit of area

AHR

where ~ you?

ares

Class (C)

EHRZ

plural metric unit of area

EHR-eez

Greek god of war

arithmetic

Class (B)

a-RITH-mu-tik

reading, writing, and ~

ar-ith-MET-ik

~ scale

arses

Class (A)

AR-suz

plural of arse

AR-seez

plural of arsis

articulate

Class (B)

ar-TIK-u-late

to speak clearly

ar-TIK-u-lut

one who speaks clearly

as

Class (A)

AZ

like

ASS

Roman coin

AYZ

plural of a

aspirate

Class (B)

AS-pi-rate

inhale

AS-pi-rut

material removed by aspiration

asses

Class (E)

ASS-uz

plural of ass

ASS-eez or ASS-uz

plural of as (the coin)

associate

Class (B,E)

as-O-she-ate

join with

as-O-she-ut or as-O-she-ate

whom one is joined with

ate

Class (A)

AIT

past of eat

OT-tee

reckless ambition

attaches

Class (F)

uh-TACH-ez

plural of attach

at-a-SHAYZ

plural of attach?

attenuate

Class (B)

u-TEN-yu-wate

to make thin or slender

u-TEN-yu-wut

thin or slender

attribute

Class (A)

a-TRIB-ewt

regard as a cause

AT-ri-bewt

characteristic feature

august

Class (C,E)

AW-gust

month

aw-GUST or AW-gust

admirable

axes

Class (A)

AK-sez

plural of ax

AK-seez

plural of axis

ay

Class (D)

AY

yes (also aye)

EYE

~ me; expressing regret

bases

Class (A)

BAY-sez

plural of base

BAY-seez

plural of basis

bass

Class (A)

BASS

fish

BAYS

deep voice

baton

Class (P)

bu-TAWN

passed in a relay race

BAT-un

~ Rouge, Louisiana

begin

Class (P)

bee-GIN

start

BAY-gun

Israeli Prime Minister

Berlin

Class (P)

bur-LIN

city in Germany

BUR-lun

city in New Hampshire

bis

Class (S)

BIS

again

BUYZ

bisexuals (slang)

blessed

Class (B,E)

BLES-ed or BLEST

revered

BLEST

he ~ her

boule

Class (A)

BOO-lee

ancient Greek legislative council

BOOL

pear-shaped mass with a single crystal

bow

Class (A)

BAHW

~ and stern

BOE

~ and arrow

bowed

Class (B)

BAHWD

she ~ her head

BOAD

the branch was ~

buffet

Class (A)

BUF-et

hit repeatedly

bu-FAY

type of furniture

bustier

Class (A)

BUS-tee-ur

more busty

BOOS-tee-ay

feminine attire

certificate

Class (B)

sur-TIF-i-kut

document providing authentication

sur-TIF-u-kate

testify

chaps

Class (A)

CHAPS

fellows

SHAPS

leather leggings

chassis

Class (B)

CHASS-ee

vehicle undercarriage

CHASS-eez

vehicle undercarriages

close

Class (A)

KLOS

nearby

KLOZ

~ the door

coagulate

Class (B,E)

ko-AG-u-late

curdle

ko-AG-u-lut or ko-AG-u-late

that which has coagulated

coax

Class (S)

KOKES

persuade

KOE-ax

slang for coaxial cable

colon

Class (B,E,F)

KOE-lun

":"

kaw-LOAN or ku-LOAN

colonial farmer

ku-LOAN

Costa Rican monetary unit

combat

Class (B,E)

kum-BAT or KOM-bat

fight against

KOM-bat

armed battle

combine

Class (B)

KOM-byn

association of people

kum-BYN

to unite

commune

Class (E)

kuh-MYEWN

~ with nature

KOM-yewn or kuh-MYEWN

small collective unit, typically rural

compact

Class (B,E)

kum-PAKT or KOM-pakt

~ the trash

KOM-pakt

~ car

complex

Class (B,E)

kom-PLEX or KOM-plex

intricate

KOM-plex

apartment ~

compound

Class (B,E)

kum-POWND or KOM-pownd

~ our problems

KOM-pownd

~ fracture

compress

Class (B)

kum-PRES

make smaller

KOM-pres

bandage

concert

Class (B)

KON-sert

musical performance

kun-SERT

to plan by mutual agreement

concord

Class (P)

KON-kord

agreement

KONG-kurd

city in New Hampshire

conduct

Class (B)

kun-DUKT

to guide

KON-dukt

behavior

confect

Class (B)

kun-FEKT

to put together

KON-fekt

that which is confected

confines

Class (B)

kun-FYNZ

limits

KON-fynz

the area where something is limited to

conflict

Class (B)

KON-flikt

a battle

kun-FLIKT

their stories ~

conglomerate

Class (B)

kun-GLOM-u-rut

composed of many items

kun-GLOM-e-rate

to gather into a whole

conjugate

Class (B,E)

KON-ji-gut or KON-ju-gate

joined together

KON-ju-gate

to join together

conscript

Class (B)

KON-skript

one forced to enroll

kun-SKRIPT

to force someone to enroll

conserve

Class (B)

kun-SURV

to preserve with sugar

KON-surv

a candied fruit

console

Class (A)

kun-SOLE

provide solace

KON-sole

panel containing controls

consort

Class (B,E)

KON-sort

lover

kun-SORT or KON-sort

to associate with

construct

Class (B)

kun-STRUKT

build

KON-strukt

something built

consummate

Class (B)

KON-soo-mut

extremely skilled

KON-soo-mate

~ a marriage

contact

Class (B,E)

KON-takt

electrical connection

kun-TAKT or KON-takt

to communicate with

content

Class (A)

KON-tent

what is contained

kun-TENT

satisfied

contest

Class (B)

KON-test

competition

kun-TEST

to dispute

contract

Class (B)

KON-trakt

sign the ~

kun-TRAKT

~ a disease

contrary

Class (B,E)

KON-trer-y

something that is opposite

kun-TRER-y or KON-trer-y

unruly

contrast

Class (B,E)

KON-trast

a difference

kun-TRAST or KON-trast

to show differences

converse

Class (A)

KON-vurs

logic term

kun-VURS

to talk

convert

Class (B)

kun-VURT

to change

KON-vurt

one who has been changed

convict

Class (B)

kun-VIKT

to find guilty

KON-vikt

one who has been found guilty

coop

Class (D)

KOOP

chicken's home

KOE-op

short for cooperative (hyphenated)

coordinate

Class (B,E)

koe-OR-di-nate

to put in the same order or rank

koe-OR-di-nut or koe-OR-di-nate

one that is in the same order or rank

corps

Class (B)

KOR

a member of the press ~

KORZ

compare the ~ of the two ballet companies

crooked

Class (B)

KROOK-ed

~ as a dog's hind leg

KROOKD

~ my neck to see

cutin

Class (D)

KYOO-tin

The ~ makes the leaf feel waxy.

KUT-in

Flow the text around the ~. (hyphenated)

decameter

Class (D)

de-KAM-e-tur

poetic line with 10 feet

DEK-a-mee-tur

10 meters (or "dekameter")

defect

Class (E)

DEE-fekt or di-FEKT

flaw

di-FEKT

to desert a cause

defense

Class (B,D,E)

di-FENS

speak out in ~ of justice (or "defence")

DEE-fens or di-FENS

offense and ~

defile

Class (E)

di-FILE

to sully or make dirty

DEE-file or di-FILE

a narrow passage or gorge

degenerate

Class (B)

dee-JEN-u-rate

to get worse

dee-JEN-u-rut

a pervert

delegate

Class (B,E)

DEL-i-gate

~ your authority

DEL-i-gut or DEL-i-gate

a person acting for another

deliberate

Class (B)

dee-LIB-u-rut

intentional

dee-LIB-u-rate

to think carefully

desert

Class (A)

DEZ-urt

dry place

di-ZURT

abandon

desiccate

Class (B)

DES-i-kate

to dry

DES-i-kut

the product of desiccation

desolate

Class (B)

DES-u-lut

barren

DES-u-late

to make barren

diagnoses

Class (B)

DI-ag-no-sez

he ~ the problems

di-ag-NO-sees

he gives several ~

digest

Class (A)

DIE-jest

reader's ~

die-JEST

~ your food

discharge

Class (B,E)

dis-CHARJ

to release

DIS-charj

that which is released

divers

Class (A)

DIE-vurz

plural of diver

die-VURS

various

do

Class (A)

DUE

perform

DOE

1st note of diatonic scale

does

Class (A)

DUZ

~ this look good?

DOES

plural of doe

dogged

Class (B)

DOG-id

tenacious

DOGD

to track or trail persistently

dove

Class (A)

DOVE

dived

DUV

bird

drawer

Class (A)

DRAW-ur

one who draws

DRAWR

container for items

duplicate

Class (B)

DUP-li-kut

a copy

DUP-li-kate

to make a copy

egress

Class (B,E)

EE-gres

an exit

ee-GRES

to exit

ejaculate

Class (B)

ee-JAK-u-late

eject semen in orgasm

ee-JAK-u-lut

ejected semen

elaborate

Class (B)

i-LAB-u-rut

rich in detail

i-LAB-u-rate

give further detail on

ellipses

Class (A)

i-LIP-sus

plural of ellipse

i-LIP-seez

plural of ellipsis

entrance

Class (A)

EN-truns

door

in-TRANS

delight

escort

Class (B)

ES-kort

my ~ took me to the dance

es-KORT

please ~ me to the dance

essay

Class (B,E)

ES-ay

piece of writing

e-SAY or ES-ay

to put to a test

estimate

Class (B)

ES-ti-mut

a rough calculation

ES-tu-mate

to make a rough calculation

ewe

Class (C)

YOO

female sheep

AY-way

African language

excise

Class (A)

EK-size

type of tax

ik-SIZE

to cut out

excuse

Class (B)

ex-KYEWZ

please ~ me for a minute

ex-KYEWS

I need to think of an ~

exploit

Class (E)

EK-sploit

feat

ik-SPLOIT or EX-sploit

take advantage of

expose

Class (F)

ik-SPOZE

reveal

ek-spoh-ZAY

an exposure of something discreditable

extract

Class (B)

EK-strakt

derived from

il-STRAKT

remove

ferment

Class (B,E)

FUR-ment or fur-MENT

yeast is a ~

fur-MENT

~ potatoes to make vodka

fiasco

Class (E)

fee-AS-koh or fee-OS-koh

complete failure

fee-OS-koh

straw covered bottle

fillet

Class (B,D,E)

fi-LAY

piece of meat (also filet)

FIL-ut or fi-LAY

to make into fillets

fine

Class (A)

FINE

one ~ day

FEE-nay

musical term

forte

Class (A)

FOERT

strongest part of a blade

FOR-tay

loud

frequent

Class (B,E)

FREE-kwunt

often occurring

free-KWENT or FREE-kwunt

to visit repeatedly

gill

Class (A)

GIL

fish organ

JIL

unit of volume

graduate

Class (B)

GRAJ-u-wate

successfully finish a degree

GRAJ-u-ut

one who has graduated

grave

Class (B)

GRAVE

where you bury someone

GRAWV-ay

slowly and solemnly (music direction)

hades

Class (A)

HAID-eez

hell (sometimes capitalized)

HAIDZ

angles made by rock faults or veins

have

Class (B,E)

HAV

I ~ some already

HAFF or HAV

do I ~ to?

he

Class (A)

HEE

pronoun

HAY

5th letter of Hebrew alphabet

herb

Class (E,P)

HURB

man's name

URB or HURB

flavorful plant

hinder

Class (A)

HIN-dur

hamper

HINE-dur

Devil take the ~ most

house

Class (B)

HOWSE

dwelling

HOWZ

give shelter to

import

Class (B,E)

im-PORT or IM-port

bring into a country

IM-port

that which is brought in

impress

Class (B)

im-PRES

to mark with pressure

IM-pres

the mark produce by impressing

incense

Class (A)

in-SENS

infuriate

IN-sens

perfume for burning

incline

Class (B)

in-KLINE

to lean towards

IN-kline

a slope

increase

Class (B,E)

in-KREES

~ my salary!

IN-krees or in-KREES

I want a salary ~!

initiate

Class (B)

in-ISH-ee-ate

to begin something

in-ISH-ee-ut

one who has been initiated

insert

Class (B)

in-SURT

to put into

IN-surt

something inserted

insult

Class (B)

IN-sult

a disrespectful remark

in-SULT

to make a disrespectful remark

integral

Class (B)

in-TEG-rul

whole

INT-i-grul

expressible in terms of integers

intercept

Class (B)

in-tur-SEPT

to halt something

INT-ur-sept

that which has been intercepted

intermediate

Class (B)

in-tur-MEE-dee-ut

between

in-tur-MEE-dee-ate

intervene

intern

Class (E)

IN-turn

hospital ~

in-TURN or IN-turn

~ the captives

intimate

Class (A)

INT-u-mut

personal or private

INT-u-mate

to suggest

invalid

Class (A)

IN-vu-lud

incapacitated

in-VAL-ud

wrong

invite

Class (B)

in-VITE

ask someone to attend

IN-vite

an invitation

jagged

Class (B)

JAGD

moved in jerks

JAG-ud

having a sharp, uneven edge

job

Class (C)

JOB

on the ~

JOBE

the book of ~

jubilate

Class (B,C)

JOO-bu-late

rejoice

yoo-bu-LAW-tay

joyous song

junker

Class (C)

JUNG-kur

old car

YOONG-kur

member of the Prussian aristocracy

lame

Class (F)

law-MAY

gold ~ jacket

LAIM

~ duck

lamed

Class (A)

LAIMD

made disabled

LAWM-ed

12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

laminate

Class (B,E)

LAM-u-nate

to combine layers of material

LAM-u-nut or LAM-u-nate

composed of layers

lather

Class (A)

LATHE-ur

foam

LAYTH-ur

one who works a lathe

LATH-ur

one who uses laths

lead

Class (A)

LED

heavy metal

LEED

show the way

learned

Class (B)

LURND

past tense of learn

LUR-nud

knowledgeable

legate

Class (A)

LEG-ut

official emissary

li-GATE

bequeath

legged

Class (B,E)

LEG-ud

four ~

LEGD

he ~ his way to the top

legitimate

Class (B)

li-JIT-u-mut

legal or authorized

li-JIT-u-mate

to make legitimate

lima

Class (P)

LIME-uh

type of bean

LEEM-uh

city in Peru

live

Class (B)

LIVE

~ audience

LIV

~ in harmony

lower

Class (A)

LOWE-ur

to move down

LOUW-ur

frown

luger

Class (A)

LEW-gur

pistol

LEWZH-ur

one who rides a luge

lunger

Class (A)

LUNJ-ur

one that lunges

LUNG-ur

one that is tubercular

lupine

Class (A)

LOO-pine

wolfish

LOO-pin

kind of flower

manes

Class (C)

MAINZ

plural of mane

MON-ase

deified spirits of Roman dead

mare

Class (A)

MAIR

female horse

MAH-ray

dark area on the moon

mate

Class (F)

MAIT

friend

MAW-tay

South American beverage (mat?

micrometer

Class (A)

my-KROM-u-tur

measuring device

MY-krow-mee-tur

a millionth of a meter

minute

Class (A)

MIN-ut

60 seconds

my-NEWT

wee

misconduct

Class (B)

mis-KON-dukt

your ~ is unacceptable

mis-kun-DUKT

don't ~ yourself while I'm gone

mobile

Class (B,E)

MOWE-beel

wind-blown sculpture

MOWE-bul or MOWE-beel

movable

moderate

Class (B)

MOD-u-rut

not extreme

MOD-u-rate

to make less extreme

mole

Class (A)

MOAL

underground denizen

MOE-lay

type of Mexican food

moped

Class (A)

MOWE-ped

motorized bike

MOWEPT

was gloomy

mouse

Class (B)

MOWS

rodent

MOWZ

to hunt them

mouth

Class (B)

MOWTHE

to move one's mouth

MOWTH

what you speak with

mow

Class (B)

MAUW

hay ~

MOWE

~ the lawn

multiply

Class (B)

MUL-tu-ply

math operation

MUL-tu-plee

it was ~ defined

nice

Class (P)

NISE

pleasant

NEES

city in France

none

Class (A)

NUN

not any

NOAN

5th canonical hour

number

Class (A)

NUM-bur

we're ~ one!

NUM-ur

more numb

nun

Class (A)

NUN

woman in religious order

NUON

14th letter of Hebrew alphabet

object

Class (A)

ub-JEKT

disapprove

OB-jekt

a material thing

obligate

Class (B,E)

OB-lu-gate

to bind legally or morally

OB-li-gut or OB-lu-gate

bound to a restricted lifestyle

offense

Class (B,E)

u-FENS or OFF-ens

don't take ~

OFF-ens

the attacking team

os

Class (A)

OS

bone

OSE

mouth or orifice

overage

Class (A)

OH-vur-AIJ

too old

OHV-rij

excess

overlook

Class (B)

OH-vur-look

elevated spot with a view

oh-vur-LOOK

to ignore

pan

Class (A)

PAN

metal container

PON

a leaf of the betel vine

pasty

Class (A)

PAY-stee

paste-like

PASS-tee

a meat pie

pate

Class (B,F)

PAIT

head

POT

paste

paw-TAY

meat spread

peaked

Class (E)

PEEKD or PEEK-ed

sharply pointed

PEEK-ed

unhealthy looking

pedal

Class (B,E)

PED-il

place to put your foot

PEED-il or PED-il

relating to the foot

peer

Class (A)

PEER

one's equal

PEE-ur

one who pees

perfect

Class (B)

PUR-fekt

the best possible

pur-FEKT

to make better

periodic

Class (A)

pir-ee-OK-ik

regularly recurring

pur-eye-od-ik

~ acids, HIO4 for example

permit

Class (B)

pur-MIT

to allow

PUR-mit

a pass

placer

Class (A)

PLAY-sur

one of the winners in a competition

PLAS-ur

mineral deposit

plies

Class (F)

PLYZ

plural of ply

plee-AZE

plural of pli?

polish

Class (C)

POE-lish

from Poland

POL-ish

rub

prayer

Class (B)

PRAY-ur

one who prays

PRER

say a ~

precipitate

Class (B)

pri-SIP-u-tate

to rain or snow

pri-SIP-ut-ut

a solid separated from a solution

predicate

Class (B)

PRED-i-kut

part of a sentence

PRED-i-kate

to assert or declare

premise

Class (B,E)

PREM-us

based on the ~ that all men are created equal

pri-MIZE or PREM-us

I ~ that all men...

present

Class (B)

pri-ZENT

give

PREZ-ent

gift

primer

Class (E)

PRIM-ur or PRY-mur

intro book for teaching

PRY-mur

used for priming

proceeds

Class (A)

pro-SEEDZ

continues

PRO-seedz

income

produce

Class (B)

pru-DOOS

create

PROD-oos

fruits and veggies

progress

Class (B)

PROG-rus

movement towards a goal

pru-GRES

to advance

project

Class (A)

PRAW-ject

undertaking

pru-JEKT

hurl

prospect

Class (B,E)

prus-PEKT or PROS-pekt

explore

PROS-pekt

a likely candidate

protest

Class (B)

PRO-test

display of disapproval

pru-TEST

to object to

pussy

Class (A)

POOS-ee

~ cat

PUS-ee

full of pus

putting

Class (A)

PUTT-ing

golfing

POOT-ing

placing

ragged

Class (A)

RAGD

tormented

RAG-ud

tattered

rainier

Class (P)

RAIN-ee-ur

more rainy

ruh-NIR

Mount ~ in Washington

raven

Class (A)

RAY-vun

black bird

RAV-un

to devour greedily

re

Class (E)

REE or RAY

with regard to

RAY

2nd note of diatonic scale

mis/proof/read

Class (B)

REED

I will ~ that book

RED

I already ~ that book

reading

Class (P)

REED-ing

~ and writing

RED-ing

city in Pennsylvania

real

Class (A)

REEL

actual

ray-OL

former Spanish money

rebel

Class (B)

ri-BEL

to resist

REB-ul

one who rebels

rebound

Class (B)

REE-bound

a sharp ~ in stock prices

REE-BOUND

to recover from a setback

recall

Class (B)

REE-kawl

Chrysler issued a ~ of their mini-vans

ree-KAWL

I can't ~ just when

recap

Class (B)

REE-kap

a recapped tire

ree-KAP

to put new tread on a tire

recess

Class (B,E)

REE-ses or ri-SES

a nook

ri-SES

to put something into a recess

recoil

Class (B,E)

ri-KOIL

to flinch or wince

REE-koil or ri-KOIL

the kickback of a gun

recollect

Class (A)

rek-a-LEKT

remember

REE-kol-ekt

to collect again

record

Class (B)

REK-urd

~ player

ri-KORD

~ the music

recreate/ion

Class (A)

REK-ree-ate

relax

REE-kree-ATE

create again

redo

Class (B,E)

REE-DUE

do again

REE-due or REE-DUE

redecorate

redress

Class (B,E)

ri-DRES

compensate

REE-dress or ri-DRES

compensation

REE-DRES

dress again

refill

Class (B,E)

REE-fill

a replenishment

ree-FILL or REE-fill

fill again

refit

Class (B,E)

ree-FIT

to fit out or resupply

REE-fit or ree-FIT

the act of refitting

reflex

Class (A)

REE-fleks

an automatic action

REE-FLEKS

flex again

reform

Class (A)

ri-FORM

change for the better

REE-FORM

form again

refund

Class (B,E)

ri-FUND or REE-fund

to return money

REE-fund

the returned money

refuse

Class (A)

ri-FUSE

do not accept

REF-yoos

garbage

regress

Class (B)

ri-GRES

to go back

REE-gres

the act of reasoning backwards

rehash

Class (B)

REE-hash

I don't want to sit through another ~ of the situation

ree-HASH

Let's ~ the problem together

reject

Class (B)

REE-jekt

one that has been rejected

ree-JEKT

to refuse to accept

relapse

Class (B,E)

ri-LAPS

he may ~ back to his former troubles

REE-laps or ri-LAPS

he had a ~ earlier this year

relay

Class (A)

REE-lay

electrical switch

ri-LAY

pass on

release

Class (A)

ree-LEES

let go

REE-LEES

lease again

remake

Class (B)

REE-make

have you seen the ~ of Beau Geste?

REE-MAKE

I have to ~ the bed

repair

Class (A)

ree-PAIR

fix

REE-PAIR

pair again

repent

Class (A)

ri-PENT

regret

REE-punt

creeping

replay

Class (B,E)

REE-play

a repetition

ree-PLAY or REE-play

play again

report

Class (A)

ree-PORT

give me a ~ on our progress

REE-PORT

we're going to have to ~ the software

represent

Class (A)

rep-ri-ZENT

stand for

REE-pri-ZENT

present again

repress

Class (A)

ri-PRES

repress a bad memory

REE-PRES

re-press a record

reprint

Class (B)

REE-print

can I get a ~ of that?

REE-PRINT

we'll have to ~ the whole thing again

reproof

Class (A)

ri-PROOF

I've never heard a word of ~ regarding her

REE-PROOF

please ~ the article

rerun

Class (B,E)

REE-run or REE-RUN

a second showing

REE-RUN

run again

research

Class (A)

ri-SURCH

investigate

REE-SURCH

search again

reseda

Class (A)

ri-SED-u

type of flower

RAY-zu-da

grayish green color

resent

Class (A)

ree-ZENT

be indignant

REE-SENT

sent again

reserve

Class (A)

ri-ZURV

hold back

REE-SURV

serve again

reside

Class (A)

ree-ZIDE

I ~ in California

REE-SIDE

I want to ~ my garage

resign

Class (A)

ri-ZINE

quit

REE-SIGN

sign again

resolve

Class (A)

ri-ZOLV

settle dispute

REE-SOLV

solve again

resort

Class (A)

ri-ZORT

vacation spot

REE-SORT

sort again

resound

Class (A)

ree-ZOUND

the walls ~ with joyous laughter

REE-SOUND

~ him out on that proposal

restore

Class (A)

ri-STOR

~ your confidence

REE-STOR

please ~ the tapes in the vault

resume

Class (F)

ri-ZOOM

continue

REZ-oo-may

work summary

retake

Class (B)

ree-TAKE

we'll ~ the city

REE-take

we'll need to do a ~ tomorrow

retard

Class (A)

REE-tard

who's the ~ that left the door open?

ri-TARD

~ the timing on your car

return

Class (A)

ri-TURN

I will ~ the sweater

REE-TURN

redo a project on a lathe

review

Class (B)

ri-VEW

look over

REE-VEW

view something again

rewind

Class (B)

ree-WINED

don't forget to ~ your tapes

REE-wined

hit the ~ button

rodeo

Class (P)

RODE-ee-oh

western cowboy show

roe-DAY-oh

~ Drive

rose

Class (F)

ROZE

type of flower

roze-AY

type of wine

rout

Class (A)

ROUT

disastrous defeat

ROTE

a cattle bellow

router

Class (E)

ROUT-ur

woodworking tool

ROOT-ur or ROUT-ur

a horse trained for distance races

row

Class (A)

RAU

a fight

ROE

~,~,~ your boat

sake

Class (D)

SAKE

for your own ~

SOK-ee

Japanese drink (also saki)

salve

Class (A)

SAV

ointment

SALV

salvage

secrete/d/ive

Class (E)

SEE-krut or si-KREET

to conceal in a hiding place

si-KREET

to form and give off

seer

Class (E)

SEE-ur or SIR

one that sees

SIR

unit of weight

segment

Class (B)

SEG-munt

a portion

seg-MENT

to separate into segments

separate

Class (B)

SEP-u-rate

~ those two

SEP-u-rut

put them in ~ places

sewer

Class (A)

SUE-ur

storm ~

SOE-ur

one who sews

shin

Class (E)

SHIN

part of leg

SHEEN or SHIN

22nd letter in Hebrew alphabet

shower

Class (A)

SHAU-ur

bathe

SHOW-ur

one who shows

sin

Class (E)

SIN

moral offense

SEEN or SIN

21st letter in Hebrew alphabet

singer

Class (A)

SING-ur

one who sings

SINJ-ur

one who singes

skied

Class (D)

SKEED

past tense of ski

SKYD

hung a painting up high

slaver

Class (E)

SLAY-vur

one who sells slaves

SLAV-ur or SLAY-vur

drool

slough

Class (A)

SLUE

marshy place

SLUF

shed skin

sol

Class (A)

SOLE

do re mi fa ~

SAWL

old French coin

soles

Class (A)

SOULZ

plural of sole

SOH-lase

plural of sol (French coin)

sow

Class (A)

SAU

female pig

SOH

plant seeds

stipulate

Class (A)

STIP-yu-late

request explicitly

STIP-yu-lut

having stipules

subject

Class (B)

SUB-jikt

one who is ruled by another

sub-JEKT

to subjugate

supply

Class (A)

su-PLY

provide

SUP-lee

in a supple way

survey

Class (B,E)

SUR-vay or sur-VAY

inspect

sur-VAY or SUR-vay

a report of what has been surveyed

suspect

Class (B)

sus-PEKT

he doesn't ~ a thing

SUS-pekt

he's our main ~

swinger

Class (A)

SWING-ur

one who swings

SWIN-jur

whopper

syndicate

Class (B)

SIN-di-kut

a business group

SIN-du-kate

to sell to a syndicate

tang

Class (C)

TANG

sharp flavor

TONG

Chinese dynasty

tangier

Class (P)

TANG-ee-ur

more tangy

tan-JIR

Moroccan seaport

tarry

Class (A)

TAIR-ee

linger

TAR-ee

covered with tar

taxes

Class (A)

TAK-suz

plural of tax

TAK-seez

plural of taxis

taxis

Class (A)

TAK-seez

plural of taxi

TAK-sus

manual reduction of a hernia

tear

Class (A)

TAIR

rip

TEER

produced when crying

thou

Class (A)

THEOW

you

THOW

a thousand

tier

Class (A)

TEER

row or rank

TIE-ur

one who ties

toots

Class (S)

TOOTS

blows a horn

TUHTS

short for Tootsie (slang)

tori

Class (E,P)

TOR-ee

singer ~ Amos

TOR-eye or TOR-ee

plural of torus

torment

Class (B,E)

TOR-ment

agony

tor-MENT or TOR-ment

mosquitoes ~ me

tower

Class (A)

TAO-ur

tall building

TOE-ur

one who tows

transfer

Class (B,E)

trans-FUR or TRANS-fur

to move

TRANS-fur

a transference

transplant

Class (B)

trans-PLANT

to move to another place

TRANS-plant

the act of transplanting

transport

Class (B)

trans-PORT

to carry

TRANS-port

the act of transporting

transpose

Class (B)

trans-POZE

to transform

TRANS-poze

matrix formed by swapping rows and columns

triton

Class (A)

TRY-ten

type of mollusk

TRY-ton

the nucleus of tritium

unionized

Class (A)

YEWN-yun-ized

~ labor

un-EYE-on-ized

~ hydrogen

upset

Class (B)

UP-set

stomach ~

up-SET

angry

use

Class (B)

YOOS

what's the ~

YOOZ

~ the force

used

Class (B)

YOOST

I ~ to live in New York

YOOSED

I ~ two towels

violist

Class (A)

VIUL-ist

viol player

vee-OH-lust

viola player

whiffler

Class (E)

WIF-lur

one that clears the way for a procession

WIF-e-lur or WIF-lur

one that changes his opinion

wind

Class (A)

WIND

moving air

WINED

turn

withy

Class (B,E)

WITHE-ee

a flexible slender twig

WITH-ee or WITHE-ee

flexibly tough

won

Class (A)

WAHN

Korean currency

WUN

past tense of win

worms

Class (P)

WURMZ

fish bait

VORMZ

German city

won

Class (A)

WAHN

Korean currency

WUN

past tense of win

yak

Class (E)

YAK

long-haired ox

YAUK or YAK

laugh (slang)

ye

Class (E)

YEE

oh ~ of little faith

YUH or THE or YEE

~ Old Gifte Shoppe

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