Word List No. 9


     •  shoe (foot covering); shoo (get away) 
     •  sick (ill); sic (thus) 
     •  sign (indication, write name); sine (mathematical function) 
     •  signet (seal); cygnet (swan) 
     •  slay (kill ); sleigh (snow vehicle)
     •  slight (small); sleight (dexterity) 
     •  slow (not fast); sloe (a wild plum berry, hence sloe gin) 
     •  soar (fly); sore (painful) 
     •  sole (single, fish); soul (spirit); sol (sun) 
     •  some (a few); sum (add) 
     •  spore (plant reproductive organ); spoor (track of an animal) 
     •  step (walk); steppe (plain) 
     •  straight (direct); strait (narrow water, distress) 
     •  style (design); stile (steps over a fence); sty (pig pen) 
     •  suit (clothes, cards, law case); suite (set, retinue) 
     •  summary (condensation); summery (like summer) 
     •  sword (weapon); sward (turf); soared (flew) 
     •  symbol (sign); cymbal (gong) 
     •  tacit (implied); tacet (musical direction) 
     •  tail (hind part); tale (recital) 
     •  talisman (charm); talesman (juror) 
     •  taper (candle, diminish); tapir (animal) 
     •  tasty (flavorful); tasteful (in good taste) 
     •  taught (past tense of teach); taut (tight) 
     •  taupe (brownish gray); tope (to drink) 
     •  tea (beverage); tee (golfing device) 
     •  team (group); teem (to swarm)
     •  tear (split); tare (weight, weed); tier (row) 
     •  threw (tossed); through (by way of) 
     •  throw (toss); throe (pang) 
     •  thrown (has been tossed); throne (regal chair ) 
     •  time (to clock); thyme (seasoning) 
     •  ton (weight); tun (vat) 
     •  tool (implement); tulle (fabric net) 
     •  tortuous (winding); torturous (painful) 
     •  tough (strong); tuff (rock) 
     •  toxin (poison); tocsin (alarm) 
     •  track (path); tract (pamphlet) 
     •  tray (receptacle); trey (three) 
     •  troop (soldiers); troupe (actors) 
     •  trustee (guardian); trusty (dependable) 
     •  turban (headdress); turbine (engine) 
     •  turn (rotate); tern (bird) 
     •  undo (reverse); undue (excessive) 
     •  up/upped. A wonderful new verb (sarcasm intended), as in, “I upped my income.  Up yours.”

       
 

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