Similar words in English–1

List of similar words in English having similar sounds but different meaning

A few months earlier, I started a Personality Development coaching program and started providing coaching for spoken English. In the course of teaching, I developed a long list of similar words in English that have similar sounds but have entirely different meaning.

There are lots of different words that have same meaning but different sounds or spellings. However, it is quite unique to find similar words in English that have different meanings. I will present them in a sort of series due to large size. Here is the first of them:

Sheer
केवल, बिलकुल
ਨਿਰਾ-ਪੁਰਾ, ਸਰਾਸਰ,ਕੇਵਲ
It is sheer foolishness on your part to say this.
Shear
कैँच, काटना
ਕੈਂਚ, ਕੱਟਣਾ
We sheared many sheets of metal.
Share
बाँटना, अंश
ਵੰਡਣਾ, ਅੰਸ਼
I shared my food with my colleagues.

Scant
घटाना, कम, कम करना
ਘਟਾਉਣਾ, ਥੋਡ਼ਾ, ਘੱਟ ਕਰ ਦੇਣਾ
The workers were putting scant efforts in the office.
Scent
इत्र, सुगन्धित द्रव्य
ਇਤ੍ਰ
I do not like to use scent while in office.
Sent
भेज दिया गया
ਭੇਜਿਆ
The king sent his army to the border.

Access
प्रवेश, पहुँच
ਪਹੁੰਚ, ਪ੍ਰਵੇਸ਼
Do you have access to your bank account?
Assess
नियत करना, अनुमान लगाना
ਨਿਯਤ ਕਰਨਾ, ਅਨੁਮਾਨ ਲਗਾਉਣਾ
His teacher assesses him and grades him accordingly.
Excess
असंयम, अधिकता, असीम
ਅਸੰਜਮ, ਅਧਿਕਤਾ, ਅਸੀਮ
He has food in excess and that is why he is wasting it.

Ideal
आदर्श, प्रमाणिक, लक्षय
ਆਦਰਸ਼, ਪ੍ਰਮਾਣਿਕ, ਲਕਸ਼
He is an ideal person to emulate.
Idle
बेकार, कार्य रहित
ਵਿਹਲਾ, ਨਿਕੰਮਾ
He does not work and is an idle man.
Idol
मूर्ती, प्रतिमा
ਮੂਰਤੀ, ਪ੍ਰਿਤਮਾ
We placed the idols in the shrine.

Beer
जौँ की मदिरा
ਜੌਂ ਦੀ ਸ਼ਰਾਬ
They were drinking beer.
Bear
भालू, रीछ
ਭਾਲੂ, ਰਿੱਛ
I saw a bear in the zoo.
Bare
नग्न, कम, स्जावट के बिना
ਨੰਗਾ, ਥੋਡ਼ਾ, ਸਜਾਵਟ ਤੋਂ ਬਿਨਾਂ
He laid bare in the sun.

Deer
हिरन, मृग
ਹਿਰਨ, ਮ੍ਰਿਗ
Did you a deer in the zoo?
Dear
प्यारा, प्रिय
ਪਿਆਰਾ
He is so dear to me.
Dare
साहस करना
ਸਾਹਸ ਕਰਨਾ
How dare you challenge the commands of your seniors?

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