Confusing Words of homographs and heteronyms

(A list of words with the same spellings that can cause confusion.)

bass, bass
A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
close, close
They were too close to the door to close it.
desert, desert
The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
does, does
The buck does funny things when the does are present.
dove, dove
When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
intimate, intimate
How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
invalid, invalid
The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
lead, lead
He could lead if he would get the lead out.
object, object
I did not object to the object.
polish, Polish
They must polish the Polish furniture.
present, present, present
Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
produce, produce
The farm was used to produce produce.
refuse, refuse
The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
row, row
There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
sewer, sewer
A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.