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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 173.

Words spelled alike, whose Pronunciation and Meaning differ.

mall, a public walk.                 scald, a poet.
mall, a mallet.                      sew’er (so’er), one who sews.
slough (sluf), a snake’s skin.       sew’er (su’er), a drain.
slough, a miry place.                court’e sy, civility.
wear, a dam in a river.              courte’sy, a slight bow.
wear, waste.                         slav’er, a slave ship.
min’ute (min’it), sixty seconds.     slav’er, spittle.
mi nute’, very small.                i’ron y (i’urn y), of iron.
hind’er, in the rear.                i’ron y, ridicule.
hin’der, to obstruct.                worst’ed, a kind of yarn.
scald, a burn.                       worst’ed, defeated.

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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 67. Homonym Spelling Excercises

cit, a citizen. wreak, to revenge.
sit, to rest on a seat. reek, vapor.
duct, a channel. bier, a carriage for the dead.
ducked, plunged under. beer, fermented liquor.
chuff, a clown. rest, quietness; ease.
chough (chuf), a bird. wrest, to turn; to twist.
coin, metal stamped. ring, a circle.
coigne, a corner. wring, to twist.
cole, a kind of cabbage. rote, repetition.
coal, carbon. wrote, did write.
find, to discover. strait, a narrow channel.
fined, did fine; mulcted. straight, not crooked.
prints, calicoes. wave, an undulation.
prince, a king’s son. waive, to refuse.

Didn’t anyone notice that Exercises is spelled wrong – on a spelling blog?  Gadzooks.  I just noticed it myself.

Could it have been a typo in the original or … ?

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