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Lesson 180. 

Words in which the Sounds of E are often mispronounced. 

per’uke     nep’o tism     ter’ri ble
neth’er     as cet’ic      res’in ous
pet’al      red’o lent     rec’i pe
res’in      co te rie’     tet’a nus
ra ceme’    em ploy e’     ref’lu ent
pre’lude    at ta che’     hy e’mal
me’grim     pre’mi er      cer’e brum
ven’ue      o bei’sance    ve’he ment
bre vet’    gen’er a       def’i cit
car tel’    Ma dei’ra      splen’e tic
e’pact      her’o ine      i de’a

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The following nouns end in _-or_.

abbreviator
abductor
abettor (_law_)
abominator
abrogator
accelerator
acceptor
accommodator
accumulator
actor
adjudicator
adjutor
administrator
admonitor
adulator
adulterator
aggregator
aggressor
agitator
amalgamator
animator
annotator
antecessor
apparitor
appreciator
arbitrator
assassinator
assessor
benefactor
bettor
calculator
calumniator
captor
castor (_oil_)
censor
coadjutor
collector
competitor
compositor
conductor
confessor
conqueror
conservator
consignor
conspirator
constrictor
constructor
contaminator
contemplator
continuator
contractor
contributor
corrector
councillor
counsellor
covenantor (_law_)
creator
creditor
cultivator
cunctator
debtor
decorator
delator (_law_)
denominator
denunciator
depredator
depressor
deteriorator
detractor
dictator
dilator
director
dissector
disseizor
disseminator
distributor
divisor
dominator
donor
effector
elector
elevator
elucidator
emulator
enactor
equivocator
escheator
estimator
exactor
excavator
exceptor
executor (_law_)
exhibitor
explorator
expositor
expostulator
extensor
extirpator
extractor
fabricator
factor
flexor
fornicator
fumigator
generator
gladiator
governor
grantor (_law_)
habitator
imitator
impostor
impropriator
inaugurator
inceptor
incisor
inheritor
initiator
innovator
insinuator
institutor
instructor
interlocutor
interpolator
interrogator
inventor
investor
juror
lector
legator
legislator
lessor
mediator
modulator
monitor
mortgagor (_law_)
multiplicator
narrator
navigator
negotiator
nonjuror
numerator
objector
obligor (_law_)
observator
operator
originator
pacificator
participator
peculator
percolator
perforator
perpetrator
persecutor
perturbator
possessor
preceptor
precursor
predecessor
predictor
prevaricator
procrastinator
procreator
procurator
professor
progenitor
projector
prolocutor
promulgator
propagator
propitiator
proprietor
prosecutor
protector
protractor
purveyor
recognizor (_law_)
recriminator
reflector
regenerator
regulator
relator (_law_)
rotator
sacrificator
sailor (_seaman_)
scrutator
sculptor
sectator
selector
senator
separator
sequestrator
servitor
solicitor
spectator
spoliator
sponsor
successor
suitor
supervisor
suppressor
surveyor
survivor
testator
tormentor
traitor
transgressor
translator
valuator
vendor (_law_)
venerator
ventilator
vindicator
violator
visitor

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Spelling Lesson 127.

In words like the following, U should receive its proper consonant sound;
as nature, pronounced nat’yur.

nat’ure      sig’na ture    ag’ri cult ure
creat’ure    sep’ul ture    leg’is la ture
feat’ure     fur’ni ture    ar’chi tect ure
fut’ure      for’feit ure   tem’per a ture
capt’ure     lig’a ture     lit’er a ture
rapt’ure     ap’er ture     flo’ri cult ure
text’ure     quad’ra ture   ju’di ca ture
pict’ure     ad vent’ure    hor’ti cult ure
script’ure   con ject’ure   man u fact’ure

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Homophones Beginning With B – Spelling Vocabulary Words
bad, bade (?)

bail (-s), bale (-s)

bait (-s), bate (-s)

baize, bays

bald, balled, bawled

ball (-s), bawl (-s)

balm (-s), bomb (-s)

band, banned

bans, banns, bands (?)

bard, barred

bare (-s), bear (-s)

bark (-s), barque (-s)

baron (-s), barren (-s)

barrel, beryl

base, bass

based, baste

bask, basque

baud, bawd

bay, bey

bazaar, bizarre

be, bee, [B]

beach (-es), beech (-es)

beat (-s), beet (-s)

beau, bow

been, bin (?)

beer (-s), bier (-s)

beetle, betel

belligerence, belligerents

bell (-s), belle (-s)

benzene, benzine

berg, burg

berger, burger, burgher

bergle, burgle

berry (-ies), bury (-ies)

berth (-s), birth (-s)

better, bettor

bight (-s), bite (-s), byte (-s)

billed, build

bird, burd, burred

blend (-s), blende (-s)

blew, blue

bloc, block

boar (-s), bore (-s)

board, bored

boarder (-s), border (-s)

bobbin, bobbing (?)

bocks, box

bode, bowed

bogey, bogie, bogy

bold, bolled, bowled

bolder, boulder

bole (-s), boll (-s), bowl (-s)

boos, booze

bootie, booty

born, borne

borough (-s), burro (-s), burrow (-s)

bough (-s), bow (-s)

bouillon, bullion

boulder, bolder

boy (-s), bouy (-s)

brae, bray

braid, brayed

brain (-s), brane (-s)

braise (-s), brays, braze (-s)

brake (-s), break (-s)

breach (-es), breech (-es)

bread, bred

brede (-s), breed (-s)

brewed, brood

brews, bruise

bridal, bridle

broom (-s), brougham (-s)

brows, browse

brr, burr

buccal, buckle

build, billed

burger (-s), burgher (-s)

burro (-s), burrow (-s)

bus (-es), buss (-es)

bussed, bust

but (-s), butt (-s)

buy (-s), by, bye (-s)

byre (-s), buyer (-s)

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English spelling is far from being phonetic — and commonly-used proper nouns make the problem even more complex. Often the final arbiter is “it looks correct.” Try writing “success” with one trailing “s” and you’ll see what I mean.

This final aspect of spelling — it “looks wrong” — can be a serious challenge when one cannot see. I can spell well in English, and for regular English text, there are always dictionaries and spell-checkers that come to one’s aid. But spelling commonly-used proper nouns that you’ve only heard others pronounce can still pose a challenge when writing them for the first time.

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Homophones Beginning With R – Spelling Vocabulary Words
rabbet, rabbit

rack, wrack

radical (-s), radicle (-s)

rain (-s), reign (-s), rein (-s)

raise (-s), rays, raze (-s)

raiser, razor

rancor, ranker

rap (-s), wrap (-s)

rapped, rapt, wrapped

re [“do, re”], ray

read, red

read (-s), reed (-s)

real, reel

recede (-s), reseed (-s)

receipt (-s), reseat (-s)

reck, wreck

reek (-s), wreak (-s)

reference, referents

rends, wrens

residence, residents

rest (-s), wrest (-s)

retch (-es), wretch (-es)

review (-s), revue (-s)

rex, wrecks

rheum (-y), room (-y)

rho, roe, row

rhyme (-s), rime (-s)

rigger, rigor

right (-s), rite(-s), wright (-s), write(-s)

righting, writing

ring (-s), wring (-s)

ringer (-s), wringer (-s)

rise, ryes

road, rode, rowed

roc (-s), rock (-s)

roomer, rumor

roil, royal

role (-s), roll (-s)

rood, rude, rued

roomer (-s), rumor (-s)

root (-s), route (-s) (?)

rose, rows

rote, wrote

rout (-s), route (-s) (?)

rough, ruff

rouse, rows

rued, rude

rues, ruse

rung, wrung

rye, wry

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Homophones Spelling List
Lesson 96.

fir, a kind of tree.          fort, a stronghold.
fur, soft hair.               forte, one’s strong point.
faint, weak; languid.         forth, forward.
feint, a pretense.            fourth, the next after third.
fair, clear; handsome.
fare, food; cost of passage.  frays, quarrels.
                              phrase, part of a sentence,
feet, plural of foot.         fore, toward the front.
feat, an exploit.             four, twice two.
floe, a large piece of ice.   foul, impure.
flow, a current.              fowl, a bird.
flour, ground wheat.          freeze, to become ice.
flow’er, a blossom.           frieze, a kind of cloth.

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