Homonyms Part 3 – Word that often confuse Students

Read these homonyms and prepare them –

Cattle – Domestic or farm animal

She bought a pair of cows from cattle fair.

Kettle – A tea pot

Ram poured milk from kettle.

Cast – Noun – People who act in film or drama, Verb – to fling

Salman Khan is the star caste in this movie.

Caste – Traditional division of Hindu society into hereditary classes

India is affected with a deep rooted caste system.

Cease – Stop, Discontinue

Illegal human smuggling must be ceased immediately.

Seize – Grasp, catch, hold tightly

Seize the chance when you have it.

Siege – Being surrounded by enemy

The land was under siege for three months.

Chord – A string of musical instrument; also used as synonyms to cord

A few of the chords of this guitar are loose.

Cord – String, a thin rope

Kinjal bought four meters of cord to hang her frock.

Corpse – Dead body

Mortuaries are full of unidentified deaths.

Corps – Company or body or troops

The Muslim corpse has been shifted from this place.

Costume – Dress

The girl was wearing a costly costume.

Custom – Tradition

People have to follow their old customs.

Currant – Dry grapes

Currant and almond is her favourite food.

Current – Adverb – recent, present, Noun – Flow

They are aware of the current development.

Electric current gave Ravi a shock.

Deference – Respect

Jannat spoke in due deference to Ram’s patron.


There is no difference in their opinion.

Dye – Color, Coloring

She often dyes his hair.

Die – Pass away

Ram’s wife died last month.

Empire – Realm, Territory

Kanishka spread his empire to great limit.

Umpire – Referee

Ravi Shastri is a very good umpire.

Gait – pace, manner of walking

He kept moving with a pleasant gait.

Gate – A big entrance

The front gate of this building is close now.

Gaol – Prison

Radha was behind a gaol for assault.

Goal – Objective

She set the goal of high life quite high.

Jealous  – envious of other’s progress

Don’t feel jealous of other’s success.

Zealous – Passionate, enthusiastic

Are you really zealous about the IPL ?

To be continued …………

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