HOMOPHONES

HOMOPHONES

1 Abject [mean]                                                                                                                Object [aim] He is disliked for his abject behavior. My object is to become a doctor.
2 Able [skilled] Capable [competent ] Ali is an able student. He is a capable teacher.
3 Abstain [avoid person eating,drinking]                                                                Refrain [avoid doing] The students must abstain from smoking.                                                           The students should refrain from sitting idle.
  4 Accede [To agree with]                                                                                      Exceed [Cross the limit] He acceded to my request. The essay should not exceed the given limits.
  5 Concede [To  acknowledge] Accept (To agree] Except [apart from] He conceded his defeat.                                                                                         He accepted my request. Every one was there except Ali.
6 Acces [To approach] Excess [more than enough] I have access to my teacher. Excess of every thing is bad.
7 Addition [something added] Edition  [Publication] Auditon [interview] He was solving the sums of addition. Please, bring the latest edition of this book. He got through his auditon.
8 Admit [To accept as true] Coness [To accept a fault or crime] He admits what I say. I admit him capable. The murderer confessed his crime.
9 Admission [permission to join]                                       Admittance [permission to enter]                                       He got admission in F.C. College Lahore. Admittance to the college is not allowed
10 Adapt [To mould] Adopt [To take up and use ] Adept[expert/skilled] He adapted himself to the new environment. She adopted a child. She is adept in singing.
11 Adverse [unfavourable] Averse (against)   Averse [opposite]       Averse [against/opposed ] Drinking has adverse effect on health. They are averse to your plans.  
12 Advise [To suggest]   [2003 Advice [counsel My teacher advised me to work hard Follow a good piece of advice.
13 Effect [influence/result/enforce] Affect [To have an influence on] My advice brings no effect on him. My advice affected him.
14 Affectation [False display] Affection [love/kindness) No body likes affectation.     . God has great affection for man.
15 Inflict [impose/get trouble] Afflict [To cause trouble] He was inflicted by this sad news. We should not afflict the poor.
16 All ready[prepared] Already [before hand] We are all ready to start the function. He has already finished his work.
17 Allusion [indirect reference] Illusion [what seems true but is false] His speech was full of allusions. Life is an illusion.
18 Alter [change] Altar [slaughterhouse] He altered his bad habits/plan. Sheep is slaughtered at the altar.
19 Alternate [by turns] Alternative [replacement] I visit office on alternate days. B.Com. course has no alternative.
20 Amend [change] Emend  [to correct] Mend   [repair/put right] Some people wish to amend the law. Kindly emend your passage to publish. Cobbler mended my shoes.
21 Amiable [likeable ] Amicable [friendly] He has an amiable personality.                                                                    He is an amicable by nature.
22 Enmity   [hostility] Amity [friendship] They have very old enmity. Islam gives the lesson of amity.
23 Answer [response to question] Reply [response to letter etc.] His answer was to the point. He replied to my letter.
24 Ancient (of times long ago] Old [aged] I saw an ancient building. He is an old man.
25 Angel (a spirit working for God] Angle [space in degree] He saw an angel. Draw an angle of 90°.
26 Opposite [against/in front of] Apposite [suitable] He lives opposite to my house. D.A.E is an apposite course.
27 Artiste [a singer or actor] Artist [a performer] Artisan (manual] Ali Zafar is a famous artiste. Jafar Hussain is a great artist. A carpenter is an artisan.
28 Ascend (To go up ] Descend [To go down] The sun ascended in the sky. He descended the stairs carefully.
29 Assent [agreement] Dissent [disagreement] He went for a picnic with my assent. He has shown dissent on the new resolution
30 Audible [that can be heard] Edible [eatable] His voice is audible. Prices of edibles are increasing regularly.
31 Ought [should] Aught [anything] You ought to respect your parents. Is there any aught for me to eat?
32 Avocation [hobby] Vacation [holidays] Vocation [Profession] Doctoring is his vocation. We spent-our summer vacation in Murree.
Gardening is my avocation.
33 Bail [court security]      Bale [Bundle] He was released on bail. He bought a bale of cotton.
34 Ballet [a dance] Ballot [vote] She is a ballet singer. He stamped on ballot paper.
35 Bare [uncovered] Naked [without clothes] Don’t walk bare footed in the sun. Naked children are running in the vill
36 Barren [waste land]. Baron [British nobleman] This is a barren piece of land. He is a baron in England.
37 Battle [limited armed encounter] War [large scale armed encounter ] The Muslims won the battle of Badar. Pakistan won the War of 1965.
38 Beach [seaside] Beech [name of a tree] Karachi has a beautiful beach. He sat under beach tree.
39 Bear [a wild animal] Bear [To endure] Beer [a kind of wine] We saw a bear in the zoo.
He bears me a lot.
Don’t drink beer.
40 Beat [To punish/hit to] Beet [a vegetable] Don’t beat students. We often eat beet.
41 Beneficent [kind] Benefactor [a well-wisher] Allah is the greatest beneficent. He is my benefactor.
42 Beneficial [useful] Beneficiary[one who takes benefit] Taking exercise is beneficial to health. I am also a beneficiary in this businesss.
43 Berth [sleeping seat] Birth [coming into the world] I reserved a berth in train. What is your date of birth?
44 Beside [close to] Besides [in addition to] He sat beside me. Besides me, everybody was there.
45 Born [third form of “bear”] Borne [carried on] Quaid-e-Azam was born on 1876. Troubles are borne by the poor.
46 Bough [large branch of a tree] Bow [To bend forward ] He bought a bough of flowers. Bow only before Allah.
47 Break [cause to shutter] Brake [stopping apparatus] We use brake to stop our bicycle. Do not break anybody’s things.
48 Breath [in and out haling of air] Breathe [To take air in and out ] Breath is life. We breathe to live.
49 Breeze [gentle wind] Wind [strong current of air] A cool breeze blows in the morning. Wind is blowing.
50 Bridle [band for controlling a horse] Bridal [of the bride] He bridled the horse near the stream.  Her bridal dress is beautiful.
51 Calender [a mechanical iron] Calendar [date chart] He bought a calender. He bought a new year’s calendar.
52 Cannon (a heavy gun] Canon [principles] He fired a cannon. Act upon the canons of Islam.
53 Canvass [campaign] Canvas [A thick rough cloth] He is canvassing during elections. She bought a pair of canvas shoes.
54 Caste [social class] Cast [To throw] Cost[amount  for production of a thing There is no caste system in Islam He casts a stone in the river. What is the cost of this cycle?
55 Cease[To stop/end] Seize [to surround/catch/hold] The war will cease soon. The army seized the fort
56 Cattle [cows arid bulls] Kettle [a pot for boiling water] Cattle are grazing in the field. He boiled some water in the kettle.
57 Cell [a small room in prison]
Sell [to give on payment]
He was locked up in the cell. He sells toys for children.
58 Check [To stop]    Cheque [payment slip for bank] Check the children.
He gave me a blank cheque.         
59 Childlike [innocent] Childish [immature] He is loved for his childlike ways. He doesn’t like my childish behaviour.
60 Sight [scene] Cite[To refer/quote] Site [place reserved] How wonderful sight it is! He cited some verses of the Holy Quran.        This is the site for a new girl’s college.   
61 Climate (general weather conditions]
Weather
(season]
The climate of Multan is dry.
I like cold weather.
62 Cloak (loose outer garment] Clock (a big watch] The teacher is wearing a cloak. This room needs a wall clock.
63 Cloth [material made by weaving] Clothe [To wear cloths] Clothes [dress] My uncle deals in .cloth. He clothed himself for the party. I bought new clothes.
64 Coarse [rough] Course [syllabus/way]     . Coarse cloth is cheap. B.Com course is very simple.
65 Cold [not hot] Cool [of low temperature] It is very cold today. He is a cool minded man.
66 Corporal [physical/bodily] Corporeal [tangible] Teacher gives corporal punishment. Human beings are corporeal
67 Comma [A punctuation mark] Coma[unnatural sleep] Please, put a comma in the last sentence. The patient is in a state of coma.
68 Compliment [admiring comments] Complement [something that completes] Pay my compliments to him. Man is complement to woman.
69 Confidant [trusted friend] Confident [showing self-belief] He is my confidant friend. 1 am confident of my success,
70 Considerable [enough/reasonable] Considerate [careful about others] He earns a considerable profit. He is considerate to others.
71 Continual [repeated] Continuous [without interval ] Continual fights are contemptible. I am tired of continuous travel.
72 Corps [a technical branch of army] Corpse [dead body] He is a corps commander in the army. I saw a corpse on the road.
73 Council [a committee] Counsel [adv ice] He is a member of Union Council. Take counsel of your elders seriously.
74 Credible [believable] Creditable [praise worthy] Your story is not credible. His hand writing is creditable.
75 Cue [hint] Queue [line of people/row] Smoke is a cue to danger. A queue makes discipline.
76 Dear [beloved ] Deer  [kind of animal] You are very dear to me. We saw a deer.
77 Diseased [suffering from a disease ] Deceased [dead] A doctor cures the diseased people. The deceased was suffering from cancer.
78 Deify[make a god] Defy[disobey/resist] It is not good to deify rulers. No body can defy religion.              
79 Refuse [To turn down] Deny [To refuse truthfulness] No body can deny the Oneness of Allah. He refused to help me.
80 Devise [to invent] Device [invention/tool] He devised to flee from jail. Computer is an electronic device.
81 Dew [morning drops] Due [owing to/payable] Dew drops shine in the morning.
His success is due to his hard work.             
82 Die [To pass away ] Dye [to give colour] The patient died of cold. She dyed her hair.  
83 Defer [To put off] Differ [To disagree] He defered his visit to Lahore. I differ with you on this matter.
84 Dose [amount of medicine taken at a time] Doze [To feel sleepy] Take a dose of this medicine twice a day. Do not doze in the class.
85 Difference [distinction] Deference [high esteem/postponement] There is a difference between these two. He has deference for his teacher.
86 Drown [To go down of animates in water] Sink [To go down of unanimates in water] The little boy drowned in the river.                        Wood does not sink in water.
87 Dual [double] Duel [scuffle between two] He played a dual game. He fought a duel.
88 Drop [fall] Droop (to bow downwards] He droped books on the ground.                                                                 He drooped due to sickness.
89 Economics [a subject related to livelihood] Economic (concerned with economics] He has done Ph.D in economics                                                         he is suffering from economic problems.
90 Economy [Financial position] Economical [cheap] Our economy is facing crisis. This car is very economical.
91 Elder [aged in relation] Older [aged in years] He is my elder brother. Ali is older than Ahmad.
92 Eminent [famous] Imminent [ to happen soon] My uncle is an eminent scholar. Flood is imminent in this area.
93 Empire [states controlled by one rule] Umpire [judge] Muslim empire was very vast. He is a famous cricket umpire.
94 Empty[having nothing in it] Vacant [a position without a person ] An empty vessel makes much noise. This post is vacant now.
95 Enviable [praise worthy] Envious    [have envy for ] His noble character is enviable. Never be envious of others.
96 Essay [a piece of writing with  paragraphs] Assay [try to do something] Write an essay on inflation. They will assay new plans.
97 Essential[indispensable] Necessary [needed for sometime] Necessity (need of life) Education is essential for our progress. He bought necessary copies. House is  the necessity of life.
98 Fare [treveling charges] Fair[Honest] Fares are increasing due to high oil prices. He is not fair in his dealings.
99 Famous [well known for good] Notorious [known for something bad] Lahore is a famous city of Pakistan. He is notorious for his bad deeds.
100 Farm [field] Form [shape/body] We visited a village farm. There are several forms of money.
101 Farther [to a greater distance] Further [more] We went farther into the forest. He is looking for further rest.
102 Feat [a difficult trick] Feet [organs to walk] He showed a feat in the fair. The child injures his feet.
103 Flour [wheat powder] Floor [concrete ground]                 The price of flour has risen again. The child is crawling on the floor.
  104 Latter [Second of the two] Former [previous] Ali and Saad are there, the latter is my brother. He is a former principal of Hailey College.
  105 Forward [ahead] Foreword [preface of the book] The army is moving forward. Who has written the foreward of this book?    
  106 Fore [front part] Four  [counting digit] A horse has two fore legs. There are four provinces of Pakistan.
  107 Foul [wicked] Fowl[domestic bird] He adopted foul means in game. They went on fowl hunting.
108 Funereal [sorrowful] Fun eral [burial] She wears a funereal dress. I attended his funeral ceremony.
109 Gamble [game of chance] Gambol [run and jump] Gambling is not allowed in Islam.
Children were gamboling in the courtyard.
110 Genteel [elegant/graceful] Gentle [noble/honourable] Her genteel manners captivated me. He is gentleman.
111 Gait [way of walking ] Gate [main door] She walks with a graceful gait.
The gate was locked arid we returned.
112 Great [big/huge]  Grate [fire place] Great leaders are bornpnce in a century. In winter, we love to sit near the grate.
113 Goal [Destination] Goal [Jail] We must achieve our goals. The criminal was sent to the goal.
114 Graceful [Dignified] Gracious [Kind] She has a graceful gait. Allah is very gracious.
115 Hale [healthy]                                                               Hail [frozen raindrops]. I am hale and healthy. It is hailing now.
116 Heir [legal inheriter] Hair [growth on head] He is the only heir of his father’s property. She has curly hair.
117 Healthy [physically sound] Healthful [good for health The patients are getting healthy ; Apple is a healthful fruit.
118 Heard [listened] Herd [a group of animals] I heard a cry behind me. The herd of sheep was grazing in the field.
119 Heel  [the back part of human foot] Heal[recover] She likes to wear shoes of high heel. The wound in my back is healing.
120 Hew[cut by striking] Hue [color] He hewed down a tree. Flowers of different hues soothe.
121 Historic [very important in history] Historical [relating to past history] The president delivered a historic speech. Taxila is a historical city.
122 Hoard [store] Horde [a disorderly crowd] Hoarding of edibles is crime. A horde of people gathered there.
123 Whole [full/complete] Hole [opening /gap] I witnessed the whole incident.      There was a big hole in the wall.
124 Honorary [given as an honour] Honourable [worthy of respect] His father was an honorary secretary. The honourable chief guest was welcomed.
125 Human [relating human beings] Humane [kind] Human nature cannot be changed. He is loved for his human nature.
126 Ice [frozen water] Snow [frozen falling water ] It is very hard to move on ice. We went to Murree to enjoy snow fall.
127 Idle [dong no work] Idol [something which is worshipped ] Why are you sitting idle? The Hindus worship idols.
128 Illegible [very difficult to read] Eligible [suitable] Your handwriting is illegible. You are not eligible for this job.
129 Illicit [unlawful] Elicit [cause to come out] Illicit love is shown in movies. The police elicited truth from the thief.
130 Imaginary [not real] Imaginative [having new ideas] He told me an imaginary story. The poets must be imaginative.
131 Immigrant [coming to another country] Emigrants leaving one’s own country ] Immigrants from China have settled in Pakistan. Pakistani emigrants have settled in Europe.
132 Industrial [relating industry] Industrious [hardworking] Faisalabad is an industrial city. My brother is a very industrious boy.
133 Jealous [unhappy with other’s happiness] Envious [happy of others achievements] We should not be jealous with others. The great people are always envious.
134 Judicious[sensible/thoughtful] Judicial [relating to judiciary] Your decision in this matter is quite judicious. We should respect our judicial system.
135 Later [after] Latter [second of the two] You should come later. Ali and Zia are friends, the latter is my brother.
136 Lessen [To make less] Lesson [chapter] She has lessened her weight. Prepare your lesson right now.
137 Lair[place where wild animals sleep/ hide] Liar [One who tells a lie] Lawyer [law practitioner]s The lion slept in a lair. I don’t believe him, he is a liar. Aitzaz Ahsan is a famous lawyer.
138 Less [Not so much] Fewer [Not so many] I use less amount of sugar in tea.   . A fewer number of students attended the class.
139 Loathe [To hate] Loath [Unwilling] I loathe liars. He was loath to admit his mistake.
140 Loose [not tight] Lose [To give up] This shirt is loose to me. We lost the match.
141 Mail [the postal system] Male [ guy] I shall send these books by mail. It is a male dominant society.
142 Main [basic] Mane [thick hair around an animal’s neck]. Note down the main points of this poem. The lion has a long mane.  
143 Miner [worker in a mine] Minor [smaller] His father is a miner. Don’t worry; it’s just a minor operation.
144 Marry [take in marriage] Merry [happiness] He married a widow It’s Eid day, let’s make merry.
145 Medal [award ] Meddle [interfere] He got a gold medal in the B.A. examination. Do not meddle in my affairs.
146 Meat[flesh]
Meet [convene]
Some people do not like meat.       I shall meet you at the airport.
147 Mettle [courage] Metal [minral substance]               . Every competition tests our mettle. Gold is a precious metal.
148 Moral [lesson] Morale [ethical level ] Every story bears a moral lesson. We should keep high morale.
149 Naughty [troublesome ] Knotty [complicated ] I dislike naughty boys. This is a knotty problem.  
150 Ore [earth from which metal is obtained] Oar [blade for rowing] Different kinds of ores are available in Pakistan. He was rowing the boat with an oar.
151 Oral [spoken]                                  
Written [In black and white]
He got an oral message. He made a written agreement.
152 Ordinance [order given by authority] Ordnance[weapons] The Hadood ordinance has been changed. There is an ordanace factory in Wah Cantt.
  Pale [Yellow] Pail [bucket] He has become pale due to illness. She took a pail of water.
154 Pain [aching] Pane [glass] I feel severe pain in my leg. The boy broke the window pane.
155 Pair [two things joined as one] Couple [husband and wife] Pear [kind of fruit] I bought a pair of socks The couple is leading a happy life I like to eat pear.
156 Pat [encourage by gesture] Pet [domestic bird/animal] He patted me on my back. They keep a dog as a pet.
157 Peel [to remove skin/unwrap] Peal [toll/sound/ringing] He is peeling potatoes. I can hear the peal of bell.
158 Pattern [sample/way/style] Patron [supporter/benefactor] He follows the Islamic pattern of life. Uncle Arshad is my patron.
159 Patrol [To go round] Petrol [engine oil] Police patrols at night. This car consumes less petrol.
160 Plan [scheme]. Plane [aero plane/tool to smooth wood ] Plain [level area ] What are your plans for the future? The plane has landed. Western Punjab has a huge plain area.
161 Popular [like by everyone] Populous [having large population] Mr. Ali is very popular teacher. Faisalabad is a populous city.
162 Pore [small opening ] Pour [cause to flow] There are countless pores in the human body. Please, pour some tea in my cup.
163 Pray [To implore/beg] Prey [to hunt animal/victim] Please, pray for my success. We could not find any prey.
164 Prescribe [to recommend/suggest] Proscribe [To ban something by law] The doctor prescribed him to walk. This government has proscribed flying kites.
165 Principal [head of an institution] Principle [code of conduct] The principal has come. My father is a man of principle.
166 Profit [gain or advantage] Prophet [the apostle] He got a lot of profit in wheat crop. Muhammad (S.A W) is the last Prophet of Allah.
167 Quite [sufficient enough] Quiet [silent]. I am feeling quite well. Don’t make a noise and keep quiet
168 Reign [period of rule] Rain[down pour]
Rein [leather cords of a horse]
Akbar introduced a new religion in his region. It is raining now. He pulled the reins of his horse.
169 Respectful [showing respect]
Respectable [deserving respect]
He is always respectful to his elders.   Teaching is a respectable profession.
170 Rite [religions ceremony] Right[just/coned ] Haj is a religious rite. It is a right decision.
171 Ring [to sound] Wring [twist/squeeze] The bell is ringing. She is wringing the wet clothes. .
172 Role [part played] Roll[attendance] He played the role of a teacher in this drama. The students should attend to their roll call.
173 Root [underground part of a tree, cause] Rout [To defeat completely] Route [way planned ] What is the root cause of this problem? They routed their enemy. Taxi driver has changed his route.
174 Salary [regular pay] Wages [payment for labour] He gets a salary of Rs. 10,000 a month. Wages should be reasonable and paid in time.
175 Sail [travel on water] Sale [act of selling] The ship sailed in water.
This house is for sale.
176 Seam [line of stitches] Seem [To appear] Seams of my shirt are of black colour.
He seems quite happy today.  
177 Seen [third form of “see”] Scene [picture ] He was seen with his fiancee last night. It is a wonderful scene.
178 Sensitive [easily affected by emotions] Sensible [showing good sense] Children are very sensitive. He is a sensible man.
179 Soar [to fly] Sore [painful] The young seagull was soaring in the sky.
He had sore throat.
180 Social [concerning society] Sociable [friendly] He avoids attending social gatherings. His sociable behaviour makes him respectable.
181 Soul [spirit] Sole[Only] Prayers are the food of the human soul. He is the sole heir of my property.
182 Soot [black powder] Suit  [dress] Suite [set of rooms] The candle caused soot on the wall.
I bought a new suit for wedding ceremony.
We hired a suite in Murree.
183 Stair [ladder] Stare [To gaze] He went upstairs to meet his boss. Why are you staring at me?
184 Steal [to run away with] Steel [strong alloy of iron and carbon] A boy stole my pen. The cupboard is made of, steel.
185 Straight [in the same direction] Strait [narrow water channel joining two seas] Go straight; you will reach the post office. A strait connects two seas.
186 Stationary [still] Stationery [material for writing] The sun is stationary. My brother runs a stationery shop.
187 Storey [flour in a building] Story [tale] He lives in the third storey building. He is a short story writer.
188 Sweat [perspiration] Sweet [sugary/cut Sweat saves blood. Children like sweets
189 Tale [a story] Tail [end /back] Mother tells me tales. No one can straighten the dog’s tail.
190 Team [group of players] Teem [full of] Our team has won the match. This river is teemed with fish.
191 Temporal [Of the physical life] Temporary [momentary] He is spending a temporal life. Our life is temporary.
192 Urban[civilian/of city] Urbane [polished in manners] He lives in the urban locality He is urbane in his manners.
193 Vain [proud] Vein [blood vessels] Van [vehical] Don’t be so vain. Blood runs through our veins.       I go to school by van.
194 Vale [valley] Veil [Covering fir the face] Wail [cry/scream/weep] He is sitting in the vale. He dislikes veil. He is wailing at the death of his father.    
195 Verbal [spoken/oral/vocal] Verbose [full of words/wordy] He made a verbal aggrement. His story is verbose.
196 Wait[stay]                                                                         Weight[load] He is waiting for me. What is your weight?
197 Waist [loin]                                                                                                              Waste [To spoil] He is wearing a waist coat. Do not waste your time.
198 Waive [leave one’s right] Wave [undulate/billow/ripple] He waived his right in favour of me. There was a huge wave in the river.
199 Way [course] Weigh [to measure] We should follow the right way. Please, weigh this bale.
200 Weak [feeble] Week [collection of seven days] Owing to his illness, be has become weak. There are seven days in a week.  
201 Weather [climate] Whether [if] It is very fine weather today. He asked me whether I was in the function.
202 Wine [liquor] Vine [grape branch] Wine is prohibited in Islarn.         The gardener trimmed the vine.
203 Wonder [To feel surprised] Wander [To move aimlessly] His great success wondered me a lot. He wandered aimlessly.
  204 Yoke    [wooden frame on one’s neck]                                                               Yolk     [yellow part of an egg] He yoked the oxen to plough) I like the yolk of an egg.

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