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Homonyms


P

paced - measured by footsteps
paste - thick glue
packed - placed in a container
pact - agreement
pail - bucket
pale - light colored
pain - it hurts
pane - a single panel of glass
pair - a set of two
pare - cutting down
pear - bottom- heavy fruit
palate - taste
pallet - a platform for transporting goods; bed
pallette - a selection of paint
pall - to become wearisome
Paul - barefoot Beatle
pawl - locks a ratchet
passed - approved; moved on
past - before now
patience - being willing to wait
patients - people under the care of a doctor
pause - to hesitate
paws - cat transportation
pea - round - green legume
pee - piss
peace - what hippies want
piece - what hippies want
peak - mountain top
peek - secret look
pique - ruffled pride
peal - ringing sound
peel - fruit wrapping
pealed - rang with sound
peeled - ready to eat
pearl - round - luminescent gem from an oyster
purl - to edge with a chain of small loops
pearl - something of value made from an irritant
Perl - something of value made from an irritant
pedal - foot control
peddle - to sell
peer - an equal (a captain at sea has no peer)
pier - wharf (a captain at sea has no pier)
pencil - writing implement
pensil - thin - swallowtail flag
per - for each
purr - endearing cat hum
pharoah - see: farrow
phase - see: faze
phased - see: fazed
phew - see: few
phew - see: few
phial - see: file
philter - see: filter
phlox - see: flocks
pi - 3.1416
pie - good eating
picnic - outdoor meal and short limbs
pieced - assembled from pieces
piste - a ski run of compacted snow
pincer - claw- like gripping action
pincher - one who pinches
pinscher - terrier
pistil - seed-bearing organ of a flower
pistol - hand gun
place - a location
plaice - a flounder
plain - not fancy
plane - a surface
plait - braid
plate - a dish
planar - flat
planer - one who planes
pleas - crys for help
please - good manners
pleural - related to lungs
plural - more than one
plum - purple fruit
plumb - straight up and down
polar - relating to the North or South poles
poler - one who uses a pole
Pole - a person from Poland
pole - big stick
poll - a voting
poled - a pole was used
polled - lacking horns
pone - the dealer's opponent in two-handed card games
pony - a small horse
poor - no money
pore - careful study; microscopic hole
pour - to flow freely
popery - a disparaging term for Catholics
potpourri - a miscellaneous collection
praise - to commend
prays - worships God
preys - hunts
pray - worship God
prey - hunt
precedence - priority
precedents - established course of action
presidents - commanders- in-chief
presence - the state of being present
presents - what Santa brings
pride - ego
pryed - opened
pries - wedging open
prize - the reward
prince - son of the King
prints - impressions
principal - head of school
principle - causative force
profit - money earned
prophet - seer
pros - multiple experts
prose - ordinary language
psi - twenty-third letter of Greek alphabet
sigh - sad and weary breath
xi - fourteenth letter of Greek alphabet

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Q

quarts - several fourths of gallons
quartz - crystalline rock
quay - see: cay
queue - see: cue
quire - see: choir
quoin - see: coin

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