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Homophones – Words that sound alike and are spelled differently

Spelling – Teaching Spelling

Lesson 188.

roll, to turn over and over.    soar, to mount upward.
role, a part performed.         stake, a pointed stick.
sign, a token; a mark.          steak, a slice of flesh.
sine, a line in geometry.       step, a pace; a foot-print.
skull, part of the head.        steppe, a dreary plain.
scull, to impel a boat.         stoop, to bend forward.
sleeve, an arm cover.           stoup, a basin; a pitcher.
sleave, untwisted silk.         sum, the amount; whole.
slight, to neglect; feeble.     some, a part; a portion.
sleight, dexterity.             tale, that which is told.
soul, the immortal spirit.      tail, terminal appendage.
sole, bottom of the foot.       tare, allowance in weight.
sore, a hurt; painful.          tear, to rend; to lacerate.

Spelling Words Spelling Practice

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Lesson 171.


A’bel, a man’s name.         de scend’ent, falling.
a’ble, powerful.             cough’er, one who coughs.
al’ley, a narrow passage.    coffer, a chest.
al ly’, one who assists.     can’died, covered with sugar.
al lu’sion, a reference.     can’did, honest; truthful.
il lu’sion, mockery.         cent’u ry, 100 years.
de scend’ant, offspring.     sen’try, a guard.

The able man’s name was Abel. A narrow alley. France was an ally of
England in the Crimean war. He made an allusion to the illusion that
possessed him. His descendant was descendent from the same line. The
cougher sat on the coffer. The candid youth ate the candied cakes. The
sentry wore a costume of the last century.

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Lesson 172.

Words spelled alike, whose Pronunciation and Meaning differ.

aye, always.                  conjure, to enchant.
aye, an affirmative vote.     bow, a weapon.
chose, did choose.            bow, part of a ship.
chose, a thing; a chattel.    chap, a boy.
bass, a term in music.        chap, the jaw.
bass, a fish.                 gout, a disease.
conjure’, to implore.         gout, taste; relish.

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Lesson 170.

Compound Words.

can’dle stick     post’al-card       but’ter fly
hand’ker chief    cop’y-book         wa’ter-fall
bed’-cham ber     oft’en times       gas’-me ter
ev’er green       type’-writ er      cler’gy man
gen’tle man       jour’ney man       bric’-a-brac
pep’per mint      hum’ming-bird      na’vy-yard
camp’-meet ing    musk’-mel on       fool’-hard y
mas’ter piece     blood’-ves sel     al might’y
pass’o ver        hon’ey-comb        by’stand er
fowl’ing-piece    stem’-wind er      bass’-vi ol
pow’der-horn      school’-mas ter    tale’-bear er

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Lesson 169.

Compound Words.

Lisle’-glove    night’fall      harts’horn
north-east’     book’-case      corn’-stalk
joint’-stock    foot’stool      loop’-hole
well’-bred      cork’screw      bur’dock
snuff’-box      watch’-word     whirl’pool
towns’man       broom’stick     fools’cap
house’wife      dooms’day       work’shop
char’coal       brown’-bread    for sooth’
out weigh’      down’right      down’cast
horn’pipe       tooth’ache      noon’day
heir’loom       air’brake       law’suit

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