Word List No. 6

    •   mews (street, cat sounds); muse (ponder) 
    •   might (power, could); mite (tiny amount) 
    •   mill (1/10 cent; grinder); mil (unit of length or thickness) 
    •   millinery (hats); millinary (thousand) 
    •   miner (one who mines); minor (lesser; under legal age) 
    •   minimal means least possible; don't use it to mean unlikely. 
    •   moan (groan); mown (mowed) 
    •   moat (ditch); mote (speck) 
    •   moose (animal); mousse (dessert)
    •   morn (poetic license for morning); mourn (grieve) 
    •   mule (animal; slipper); mewl (cry) 
    •   mutton (sheep meat); mouton (sheepskin) 
    •   muscle (strength); mussel (shellfish); muzzle (restrain, nose) 
    •   nay (no); neigh (whinny) 
    •   oar means a paddle used for rowing a boat; it's a noun, never a verb. 
    •   offal is waste matter, usually fecal (and though it's “awful,” it's not spelled that way). 
    •   official (authorized); officious (bossy) 
    •   oracle (seer); auricle (part of the ear) 
    •   oscillate (swing back and forth); osculate (kiss) 
    •   ought (should); aught (zero) 
    •   overdo (exaggerate); overdue (late)
    •  overseas (abroad); oversees (supervises) 
    •  pail (bucket); pale (blanch) 
    •  pain (suffering); pane (glass) 
    •  pair (two); pear (fruit); pare (peel) 
    •  palate (roof of mouth); palette (paint board); pallet (bed) 
    •  pall (coffin cover, grow dull, gloom); pawl (hinged device) 
    •  parameter (limit); perimeter (boundary) 
    •  parish (church); perish (die) 
    •  peak (summit); peek (look); pique (resentment; provoke; spur) 
    •  peal (ring); peel (pare) 
    •  pearl (gem); purl (knit)

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