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Flashcards in Homonyms 1-15 Deck (32):
1

Elicit

to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke

2

Illicit

not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful; disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical reasons

3

adze

an axlike tool, for dressing timbers roughly, with a curved, chisellike steel head mounted at a right angle to the wooden handle

4

baler

someone or something (usually a machine) that compresses hay into bales

5

bailer

someone who bails water

6

cygnet

a young swan

7

signet

a small seal used instead of a signature to make documents official

8

vale

a valley

9

discrete

individually separate and distinct

10

discreet

careful and prudent in one’s speech or actions, especially in order to keep something confidential or to avoid embarrassment

11

wain

wagon

12

wane

decrease

13

lickerish

fond of and eager for choice food

14

clack

to make a quick, sharp sound, or a succession of sounds, as by striking or cracking

15

claque

a group of persons hired to applaud and act or performers

16

marshal

to arrange or assemble (a group of people, especially soldiers) in order

17

martial

soldier-like or warlike

18

baron

minor royalty

19

barren

unable to have children

20

mien

demeanor

21

aide

n assistant or helper, especially a confidential one.

22

calender

a machine in which cloth, paper, or the like, is smoothed, glazed, etc., by pressing between rotating cylinders

23

canvass

solicit votes

24

incite

encourage

25

brooch

ornament fastened to clothing

26

broach

to raise sensitive subject for discussion

27

sachet

small bag that has a powdered mixture used to scent clothes; small, thin package

28

sashay

to flounce or strut in as exaggerated manner

29

stile

an arrangement of steps that allows people but not animals to climb over a fence or wall

30

gilt

gold leaf or gold paint applied in a thin layer to a surface

31

aerie

the nest of a bird on a cliff or mountaintop

32

chock

a block or wedge placed under something to keep it from moving