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QUIZ: 19 Perplexing Homophones

A homophone is one of two or more words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings, spellings, or origins: for example, ‘new’, meaning recent or not old, and ‘knew’, the past tense form of to know, from knowledge. English is littered with so many of these perplexing homophones that it’s a wonder we ever learned how to use our language properly in the first place! Yet, some special people are able to distinguish these near-identical pairs. Are you one of the less than 10% of the population who can do so? Let’s put you to the homophone test!
 
 
 
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Alter means to change. An altar is where a sacrifice is performed.
 
 
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A break is a pause. A brake helps you stop you car.
 
 
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Assent is agreement. An ascent is a steep climb.
 
 
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To appraise is to asses. To apprise is to inform.
 
 
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Adverse is unfavorable. Averse is a disinclination.
 
 
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To accept is to receive. Except means 'not including'.
 
 
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The breech is part of a gun. A breach is an opening.
 
 
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An artist paints on a canvas. To canvass is to solicit votes.
 
 
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Climactic is a moment of climax. Climatic relates to the Earth's climate.
 
 
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When you have no clothes you are bare naked. A bear is a mammal.
 
 
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Electricity flows in a current. A currant is a dried fruit.
 
 
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A chord is played on a piano or other instrument. A cord is a wire.
 
 
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An uninterested person is bored or not interested. A disinterested person is unbiased and impartial.
 
 
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An island is an isle. An aisle is what the bride and bridegroom walk down.
 
 
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We elicit a reaction or response. A forbidden action is illicit.
 
 
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Yolk is part of an egg. A yoke attaches beasts of burden to a plough.
 
 
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To censure is to criticize. A censor removes or prohibits illegal language or pictures from publication.
 
 
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To be completely happy is to be altogether happy. It's an adverb. All together is a phrase, meaning in a group.
 
 
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Traffic which isn't moving is stationary. Stationery is what you keep in your pencil case.
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