Homophones - Vocabulary Notes | Study English Class 8 - Class 8

Class 8: Homophones - Vocabulary Notes | Study English Class 8 - Class 8

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HOMOPHONES
 (Words that are pronounced like another words but have different spellings or meanings)

1. Affect (to produce a change) — over eating affects our health.
Effect (consequence) — Regular exercise has beneficial effect on our body. 

2. Access (the right to enter, approach) — Lalit has an access to a few influential leaders.
Excess (more than enough) — Excess salt intake is harmful. 

3. Adopt (take as one’s own) — A middle-aged couple adopted a new-born child.
Adapt (become suitable for new conditions) — I can easily adapt myself to new surrounding.
Adept (very skilful) — My friend is adept in painting.

4. Assent (express agreement) — I can’t start this project without my father’s assent.
Ascent (ascending) — We began our gradual ascent up the hill. 

5. Advise (suggest) — Giving advise to someone is very easy.
Advice (suggestion) — I got success following my father’s advice.

6. Birth — The date of birth of grandfather is unknown.
Berth — I reserved a berth in the Rajdhani Express. 

7. Break — The naughty boy broke my window-pane.
Brake — The brake of the scooter is not working. 

8. Check (stop) — The police checked the mob from being violent.
Cheque — The cheque of one lakh has not been reached yet.

9. Caste — We should not believe in caste system.
Cast (register one’s vote, throw) — We mustn’t cast our votes under anyone’s influence. 

10. Childlike (simple and innocent like a child) — His childlike activities gladdened me.
Childish (behaving in a silly way) — His childish behaviour is not liked by anyone. 

11. Careless — Raman is so careless that his parents are always worried about him.
Carefree (light hearted, free from worry) — One should be carefree to enjoy life in its full. 

12. Council (a group of elected people) — My brother is on the local council.
Counsel (advice) — He gave me good counsel. 

13. Decent (very good) — Her decent behaviour pleased everyone.
Descent (downward) — The plane began its descent to the airport. 

14. Diseased (affected with illness) — The diseased man died in the morning.
Deceased (dead) — The government announced compensation for the family of the deceased.

15. Fair — Village fairs present a colourful sight.
Fare (travelling charge) — There is a steep rise in train fare. 

16. Human — Human life is full of ups and downs.
Humane (kind) — His humane behaviour is really praiseworthy. 

17. Piece — Babulal quarrelled with his neighbour for a piece of land.
Peace — Peace brings happiness. 

18. Proceed (to continue doing something) — We should proceed with the same project.
Precede (to happen before something) — Mr. Verma preceded his friend in the job.

19. Right — We must be aware of our rights and duties.
Rite (ritual) — His funeral rites were performed with heavy hearts. 

20. Route (way) — There is always rush in this route.
Root — Continuous rain weakens the roots of small plants. 

21. Story — The stories of Rajput chivalry are famous.
Storey — We have a two-storeyed building. 

22. Stare (look at) — Why are you staring at me?
Stair (fixed indoor steps) — The stairs of my building are very comfortable. 

23. Stationary (not movable) — The jeep collided with a stationary vehicle.
Stationery (writing material) — There is a stationery shop in my locality. 

24. Shoulder (a body part) — My brother carried the airbag on his shoulders.
Soldier (army man) — The Indian soldiers are brave. 

25. Some — Give me some salt.
Sum — This sum is not at all difficult. 

26. Zealous (eager to do something) — Raja Rammohan Roy was a zealous social reformer.
Jealous (resentful towards a rival) — We should not be jealous of anyone.

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