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Accede - To agree or express agreement, acquiesce Exceed - Be greater in scope or size than some standard

Acclamation - Enthusiastic approval Acclimation - Adaptation to a new climate

Aid - Give help or assistance Aide - Someone who acts as assistant

Aerie - The lofty nest of a bird of prey Airy - Open to or abounding in fresh air

Allusion - Passing reference or indirect mention Elusion - The act of avoiding capture Illusion - An erroneous mental representation

Altar - The table in Christian churches where communion is given Alter - Cause to change

Appose - Place side by side or in close proximity Oppose - Be against

Arrant - Without qualification Errant - Straying from the right course or from accepted standards

Analyst - Someone who is skilled at analyzing data Annalist - A historian who writes annals

Augur - Indicate by signs / a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy Auger - Hand tool for boring holes

Allusive - Characterized by indirect references Elusive - Difficult to describe Illusive - Based on or having the nature of an illusion

Amend - Make amendments to Emend - Make improvements or corrections to

Ascent - An upward slope or grade Assent - Agreement with a statement or proposal to do something / To agree or express agreement

Aught - A quantity of no importance Ought - Expresses an emotional, practical, or other reason for doing something

Aureole The outermost region of the sun's atmosphere Oriole - Mostly tropical songbird

Allude - Make a more or less disguised reference to Elude - Escape, either physically or mentally

Apatite - A common complex mineral consisting of phosphate Appetite - A feeling of craving something

Auricle - A small conical pouch projecting from the upper anterior part of each atrium of the heart Oracle - An authoritative person who divines the future

Awful - Exceptionally bad or displeasing Offal - Viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal often considered inedible by humans

Bad - Having undesirable or negative qualities Bade - Ask for or request earnestly

Bait - Anything that serves as an enticement Bate - Moderate or restrain , control

Baud - a data transmission rate for modems Bawd - A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

Beer - A general name for alcoholic beverages Bier - A coffin along with its stand

Bell - A hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck Belle - A young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of several rivals

Bogey - To shoot in one stroke over par / An evil spirit Bogie - A wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad / An evil spirit Bogy - An evil spirit

Borough - One of the administrative divisions of a large city Burrow - A hole made by an animal Burro - Small donkey used as a pack animal

Brae - A slope or hillside Bray - The cry of an ass

Braise - Cook in liquid Brays - The cry of an ass Braze - Solder together by using hard solder with a high melting point

Bald - Lacking hair Bawled - Shout loudly and without restraint Balled - Form into a ball by winding or rolling

Beach - An area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake / Land on a beach Beech - large deciduous trees

Bight - Fasten with a bight , A loop in a rope Bite - To grip, cut off, or tear Byte - A sequence of 8 bits

Away - From a particular thing or place or position Aweigh - hanging clear of the bottom

Axel Axle - A shaft on which a wheel rotates Axil - The upper angle between an axis and an offshoot such as a branch or leafstalk

Bail - Release after a security has been paid Bale - A large bundle bound for storage or transport

Baize - A bright green fabric Bays - Utter in deep prolonged tones / An indentation of a shoreline

Ball - Round object Bawl - Shout loudly and without restraint

Bard - A lyric poet Barred - Preventing entry or exit or a course of action

Bask - Derive or receive pleasure from , get enjoyment from Basque - A member of a people of unknown origin living in the western Pyrenees in France and Spain

Beau - A man who is the lover of a girl or young woman Bow - Bend one's knee or body

Bough - Any of the larger branches of a tree

Beetle - Insect Betel - Asian pepper plant whose dried leaves are chewed with betel nut

Berg - A large mass of ice floating at sea Burg - town

Boar - wild swine Bore - Make a hole

Braid - A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair Brayed - Braying characteristic of donkeys

Brewed - Prepare by brewing Brood - Think moodily or anxiously about something

Bole - A soft oily clay used as a pigment Bowl - A round vessel that is open at the top Boll - The rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant

Brews - Drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting Bruise - Injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of

Cachou - A scented lozenge used to sweeten the breath

Cashew - kidney-shaped nuts

Callous - Make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals Callus - An area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure

Cane - A stick that people can lean on to help them walk Cain adult male

Canvas - A heavy, closely woven fabric Canvass - Get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

Carie Carry -

Cask - A cylindrical container that holds liquids Casque - any armor for the head , helmet

Cede - Give over , surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another Seed - A small hard fruit

Censer - A container for burning incense , thurible Censor - Forbid the public distribution of(a movie or a newspaper) Sensor - Any device that receives a signal or stimulus

Cession - The act of ceding

Session - A meeting for execution of a group's functions

Cheap - Relatively low in price or charging low prices Cheep - Make high-pitched sounds

Choler - An irritable petulant feeling , anger Collar - A band that fits around the neck / Take into custody

Chorale - A stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune Corral - A pen for cattle , Enclose in a corral

Chough - A European corvine bird Chuff - Blow hard and loudly , huff , puff

Cirrus - Usually coiled , A wispy white cloud Serous - Of or producing or containing serum

Clack - A sharp abrupt noise Claque - A group of followers hired to applaud at a performance

Click - A short light metallic sound Clique - An exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

Colonel - A commissioned military officer Kernel - The inner and usually edible part of a seed

Complement - A word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction Compliment - A remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration

Cops - Uncomplimentary term for a policeman Copse - A dense growth of bushes

Councilor - A member of a council Counselor - Someone who gives advice about problems

Cue - Evidence that helps to solve a problem Queue - A line of people

Cymbal - A percussion instrument Symbol - a sign

Discreet - Marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint Discrete - Constituting a separate entity or part

Cache - A hidden storage space Cash money

Cowl - Protective covering Cauls - The inner membrane of embryos

Canap - An appetizer consisting usually of a thin slice of bread Canopy - The transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit

Cannon - A large artillery gun that is usually on wheels Canon - A rule or especially body of rules or principles

Carol - Joyful religious song Carrel - Small individual study area in a library

Caudal - Constituting or relating to a tail Caudle - A kind of warm drink for sick persons, being a mixture of wine with eggs, bread, sugar, and spices/Too serve as a caudle to; to refresh

Ceiling - The overhead upper surface of a covered space Sealing - The act of treating something to make it repel water/

Sear - Make very hot and dry Seer - A person with unusual powers of foresight Sere - (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture

Chary - Characterized by great caution and wariness Cherry - Of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

Choir - A chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony Quire - A quantity of paper; 24 or 25 sheets

Choral - Related to or written for or performed by a chorus or choir Coral - A variable color averaging a deep pink

Chord - A straight line connecting two points on a curve Cord - A line made of twisted fibers or threads Cored - Remove the core or center from

Chute - Rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall Shoot - Kill by firing a missile

Cited - Make reference to Sighted - Able to see Sited - Assign a location to

Clew - A ball of yarn or cord or thread Clue - A slight indication

Climb - Go upward with gradual or continuous progress Clime - The weather in some location averaged over some long period of time

Complacent - Contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions Complaisant - Showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others

Coop - A jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners Coupe - A car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment Coquet - Talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions Coquette - A seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

Cubical - Shaped like a cube Cub

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