Homographs

Homographs

Homograph :- Two words having same spellings, that are sometimes different in pronunciation and sometimes similar in pronunciation are called homophones.

Some most common and Important Homographs

1.       Accent

a)         stress or emphasis

 

b)         a manner of speaking or pronunciation influenced by the region

in which one lives or grew up

 

 

 

2.       attribute

a)         a characteristic or quality

 

b)         to think of as belonging to or originating in some person, place

or thing

 

 

 

3.       axes

a)         the plural of ax or axe

 

b)         the plural of axis

 

 

4.       bass

a)         a deep voice or tone

 

b)         a kind of fish

 

 

5.       bat

a)         a piece of sporting equipment used in baseball

 

b)         a winged animal associated with vampires

 

 

6.       bow 

a)         to bend at the waist

 

b)         the front of a boat

 

c)          a pair of tied loops

 

 

7.       buffet 

a)         to hit, punch or slap

 

b)         a self-serve food bar

 

 

8.       bustier  

a)         an undergarment

 

b)         more busty

 

 

9.       compact  

a)         small

 

b)         to make small

 

c)          a small case for holding makeup

 

 

10.   compound  

a)         to mix or combine

 

b)         an enclosed area with a building or group of buildings inside

 

 

11.   content

a)          happy or satisfied

 

 

b)          all that is contained inside something

 

 

 

 

12.   contract  

a)          an agreement

 

 

b)          to get, acquire or incur

 

 

 

 

13.   coordinates  

a)          brings into proper place or order

 

 

b)          a set of numbers used to calculate position

 

 

 

 

14.   desert

a)          a hot, arid region

 

 

b)          to leave

 

 

 

 

15.   digest

a)          a condensed version of some information

 

 

b)         to change food in the stomach into a form that can be absorbed by the body

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.   discount

a)          a reduction in price

 

 

b)         to underestimate the significance of or give no credence to

 

 

 

 

17.   does

a)          female deer (plural)

 

 

b)         present, third person singular form of the verb “do”

 

 

 

 

18.   down  

a)          in a lower position

 

 

b)         soft, furry feathers

 

 

 

 

19.   entrance

a)          the place of entry

 

 

b)         to bewitch, delight or enrapture

 

 

 

 

20.   evening

a)          late afternoon

 

 

b)         making more even

 

 

 

 

21.   fine

a)          very good

 

 

b)         sharp or keen

 

 

c)          delicate or subtle

 

 

d)         a sum of money paid to settle a matter

 

 

 

 

22.   frequent

a)          occurring regularly

 

 

b)         to visit a place with regularity

 

 

 

 

23.   incense

a)          a substance that produces a pleasant odor when burned

 

 

b)         to infuriate or make very angry

 

 

 

 

24.   lead

a)          to go first with followers behind

 

 

b)         a type of metal

 

 

 

 

25.   minute

a)          60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour

 

 

b)         extremely small

 

 

 

 

26.   moped

a)          acted sad or gloomy

 

 

b)         a bicycle with a motor

 

 

 

 

27.   object

a)          a thing you can see or touch

 

 

b)         a goal

 

 

c)          a noun that receives the action of a verb

 

 

d)         to be opposed to

 

 

 

 

28.   proceeds

a)          advances or continues on

 

 

b)         the money or profit gained from some sale or venture

 

 

 

 

29.   produce

a)          to create or make

 

 

b)         fresh fruits and vegetables

 

 

 

 

30.   project

a)          a plan or proposal

 

 

b)         to throw or hurl forward

 

 

c)          to cause a shadow or image to fall upon a surface

 

 

 

 

31.   putting

a)          the present participle of put

 

 

b)         the present participle of putt

 

 

 

 

32.   number

a)          a numeral

 

 

b)         to count

 

 

c)          more numb

 

 

 

 

33.   refuse

a)          waste or garbage

 

 

b)         to reject or decline to accept

 

 

 

 

34.   row

a)          a fight

 

 

b)         to propel a boat forward using oars

 

 

c)          a line

 

 

 

 

35.   second

a)          1/60th of a minute

 

 

b)         after the first

 

 

 

 

36.   subject

a)          under some authority or control

 

 

b)         to bring under authority or control

 

 

c)          to make liable or vulnerable

 

 

d)         a topic

 

 

e)         the noun in a sentence about which something is said in the

f)           predicate

 

 

 

 

 

37.   tear

a)          to rip

 

 

b)         a drop of water from the eye

 

 

 

 

38.   wind

a)          to turn

 

 

b)         moving air

 

 

 

 

39.   wound

a)          turned

 

 

b)         an injury

 

 

 

 

40.   sewer

a)          drain  

 

 

b)         person who sews

 

 

 

 

41.   wave

a)              move the hand in greeting

 

 

b)              sea water coming into shore

 

 

 

 

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