Confusing Words Clarified: Group H; Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs, Synonyms, Polysemes, etc. +
(lists of "H" sections that are organized into what for some people are confusing groups of words)
I don't mispell, as others mite,
But allways right each item rite;
So I emit resounding hoops
At other righter's speling bloops.
If you have any problems understanding the pronunciation symbols, go to this Pronunciation Chart for clarifications.
2. Regarding the intensity of a situation: The children's playroom looked like a holy mess!
If a devil is completely sinful then is it possible that an angel is wholly holy?
Say, holy man, in your holey cot, are you wholly pleased with your lowly lot?
2. A day that is identified as a celebration for a significant event: The holiday this weekend is to celebrate the establishment of the new university.
Tomorrow they have a holiday from school because it is a holy day for many religions and churches.
Website designers and innovators often mock up multiple designs and test them quickly; then they repeat the process until they home in on the design that seems to be most popular.
As the scientists started to home in on a solution, they felt as if they had used a hone on their brains which were so tired. When they announced the solution, they cheered and then all of them went home to rest.
Because of Nathan's homeliness, people often thought he was homeless.
Whenever Laura is stumped about a definition for a confusing-word group, she checks the online dictionary because it is precise and clear; for example, homonym and homophone refer to words that have similar definitions, but the term homophone is more precise.
Two other words are homograph and heteronym which include spellings that may be the same; however, the definitions are very different.
In this case, the elements homo-, hom- come from Greek meaning "same, common".2. A fear of or an intense apprehension or hatred of homosexuality or homosexuals in general: Sally's feelings of homophobia were so intense that she avoided the so called "Gay Parade" that was going on in the city.
3. An "obsolete term" for someone who has an abnormal fear or hatred for human beings: The Latin element, Homo, is a genus (group of more than one species) of the family Homoinidae of which Homo sapiens is the only living species and so homophobia in this case refers to a pathological fear of humankind, humanity, or people in general.
Whenever Jack hears a negative reference regarding homophobia, or intense fear and hatred of homosexuals, his friend, who is a gay activist speaks up, insisting that the speaker should use the more accurate term which is homosexualphobia; because homophobia has another application; such as, a fear or dread of being bored or having to endure monotony; that is, having a lack of variety in his life.
For more information about the homo- elements, see the Greek homo-, hom- and the Latin homo-, hom-, hum- units for more explanations.
Rebekah's contract stated that she would be paid a specific stipend at the end of the year and she was also encouraged to accept an honorarium which the university was offering when she delivered a speech there.
2. A ring of metal, wood or plastic used as a toy: The children rolled the hoop down the street.
The girl next door won the hula hoop competition last week.
During the fund raising race, there was a loud whoop of excitement when the hospital president rolled a bright pink plastic hoop across the finish line.
The sunny window was a hospitable location for the exotic plant.
When Carol's cat is ill, she takes it to the local pet hospital.
The solarium of the new hospital was designed to look very hospitable for the patients and guests.
The rules which the hostel staff posted stated very clearly that any hostile behavior would not be tolerated.
A normal day consists of two 12 segments or periods designated as hours; such as, 12 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Each of our watches indicated that there was one hour to go before the train would leave the station.
The zebra's stripes are lacking hues,
So they don't compare to you-know whose.
Whose poem said that the hues of the rainbow would make a lovely flag?
An important human characteristic of a person is the humane treatment of people who are not as well-off as others.
As a result of Jane's humble life, she was always humble in her interactions with the people who worked for her.
It is not humorous when you hit the funny bone in your elbow; and it is even less humorous if you hit your humerus.