Here we are providing you some important homonyms –
Access – Approach, entry, retrieve
Rudra has got the direct access to Education minister.
May she access some data from your PC ?
Excess – Surplus, superabundance
They should distribute their excess money among the poor.
Accidental – A chance happening
It was only accidental and not planned.
Occidental – Western
He follows occidental transcendentalism.
Adapt – Adjust, change
Our body soon adapts to the new climate.
Adept – Expert, skillful
He is now an adept painter.
Adopt – Accept, take up
They have adopted a girl from their relations.
Affect – Used mainly as verb: influence, afflict, to pretend
The new employment policy will adversely our career.
Effects – As noun: result, impact, as verb : to cause
This is the effect of separating a child from its mother.
The train was held up unless the repairs could be effected.
Addition – To add or put more
Perks and incentives will be in addition to our salary.
Edition – a particular version or total number of books printed at one time
Purchase the latest edition of Luxmi English Dictionary.
Ail – To be ill
Ram has been ailing for over a month.
Ale – A drink
She is addicted to village ale.
Awl – A small tool for piercing holes
A cobbler uses his awl to mend shoes.
Alter – Change
The President’s tour programme was altered on the last moment.
Altar – A place of offering in a church or a temple
Kinjal stood near the alter with closed eyes and folded hands.
Anchor – to fasten, to fix
Anchor the boat carefully; it is a stormy night.
Encore – A short extra performance at the end of a longer one
Ramesh sang a parody as an encore an audience’s demand.
Antic – Strange, odd
Her antic behaviour surprised everyone.
Antique – Old fashioned; ancient
The architect has some antique taste.
Apposite – Appropriate, relevant
She raised an apposite and pertinent objection in the meeting.
Opposite – Contrary to, on the other side
His shop is opposite to the Bank.
Ark – a covered floating vessel
The Bible says that Noah built an ark.
Arc – Curve, part of circle
The beautiful rainbow looks like an arc.
Arch – Superior, deadly, also used as same meaning to arc
She often tends to raise his voice rather arch.
We are arch enemies on the sports field.
Bail – Surety, guarantee
The accused is released on Rs. 100,000 bail.
Bale – A bundle of goods
Three bails of books were dispatched yesterday.
Bare – Naked, uncovered
Avoid moving bare headed and bare footed.
Bear – Verb – to carry, to endure/ tolerate
Why should other people bear her burden for her ?
Beer – a kind of wine
She often takes a glass of beer before lunch.
Cabal – A secret group
Our cabal will have a meeting tomorrow.
Cable – A strong thick rope of wires
She buys 30m of cable.
Canvas – A kind of thick and rough cloth
She covered the bag with a canvas.
Canvass – To plead for votes
The leaders are busy in canvassing for their party.
To be continued…….