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air, air, ere, err, heir
air (AIR) (noun)
1. The atmosphere we breathe: Air is composed primarily of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor.
2. Biosphere, stratosphere, sky: The rocket blasted off into the air.
3. Wind, breeze, draft, current: When Andrea Gill opened the window, cold air blew in through the open window.
air (AIR) (verb)
To place something in an open area where there is a breeze to make it cool, dry, or clean: Leon's mother taught her children to put the blankets out on the line to air out.
ere (AIR) (preposition)
Prior to; before in time: Douglas and Karin will have a warm fire ere nightfall and so ere long they will be comfortable.

This is an old-fashioned or a literary term.

err (ER, UR, or AIR) (verb)
1. To make a mistake, slip up, miscalculate: Banks rarely err in figuring a checking account balance.
2. To deviate from an established moral code; to transgress, sin, misbehave: To err is human, to forgive divine.
heir (AIR; not HAIR) (noun)
1. Someone who is legally entitled to inherit and to own an estate after the previous owner’s death; a beneficiary, an inheritor: The millionaire’s only heir was his son, Myron.
2. A person who succeeds or is in line to succeed to a hereditary rank, title, or office: The king did not have an heir when he died.

An heir is someone who may be worth more financially than others and still be worthless.

—Evan Esar

Angie, the heir to the science project started to err when she wrote that ere there was air, the earth was surrounded by carbon dioxide.

err (ER, UR, or AIR)
1. Make a mistake, slip up, be incorrect, be in error, be inaccurate, miscalculate, mess up: "Banks rarely err in figuring a checking account balance."
2. To deviate from an established moral code; lapse from virtue, transgress, sin, slip from grace, go astray, misbehave, do a bad thing: "To err is human, to forgive divine."
err (verb), errs; erred; erring
1. To go astray in thought or belief; to be mistaken; to be incorrect: Sonia erred in her thinking that her shopping was completed.
2. To go adrift morally; to sin: The reverend cautioned his congregation not to err in their daily behavior.
3. To drift off from the true course, aim, or purpose: The captain erred when he directed the ship to sail south instead of east to the island.
4. To wander from the right direction; to lose the way from the true course or purpose: Despite her promise to stop smoking, Laura was erring from time to time and sneaked some smokes.
5. To miss the right way, in morals or religion: There was an emphasis at the religious college that students should not err in their commitment to their faith and that they should live morally.
6. To deviate from the path or line of duty: The soldier erred in achieving his responsibility as indicated by his superior officer.
7. To stray by design or mistake: During the drive to the city, William noticed that he was erring by taking the wrong road.
8. To make a mistake; to commit an error: The members of the group erred in their estimate of how long it would take to complete the project.
9. To do wrong from ignorance or inattention: The child erred in her chores because she was distracted by playing with her puppy.
10. To wander; to ramble: Jacob enjoys erring in old cities, admiring the narrow streets and interesting shops.
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