Spelling Grade 7 Unit 5 Homonyms

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bail
money supplied for the temporary release of an arrested person or to remove water from a boat
bale
a large bound package of bundle of raw or finished material
boarder
person who pays for and receives both meals and lodging at another person's home
border
the line where one country ends and another begins; an edge, margin or rim
capital
the city that is the seat of a state or national government
capitol
the building in which a state legislature assembles
cereal
the seeds of certain grasses, such as wheat, oats, or corn; a food such as a breakfast food, made from such seeds
colonel
an officer in the US Army, Marine Corps or Air Force
compliment
an expression of praise or admiration
complement
something that completes, makes up a whole or brings to perfection
core
the hard stringy central part of certain fruits, like apples or pears; the innermost or most important part of anything
corps
a large army unit composed of 2 or more divisions or any group of people acting together
counsel
advice or guidance; a lawyer or group of lawyers giving legal advice
council
gathering of persons called together to discuss or settle a problem or question; a group of people chosen to make laws or rules
discreet
having or showing caution or self restraint in one's speech or behavior; showing good judgement
discrete
being a separate thing; individual; distinct
elicit
to bring out; evoke
hostel
an inexpensive lodging house for travelers of high school or college age
hostile
feeling or showing opposition
idle
not working or devoted to working or producing; avoiding work, lazy
idol
a person or thing that is greatly adored or admired
illicit
not permitted by law or custom; illegal, unlawful
kernel
a grain or seed, especially of corn, wheat or a similar cereal plant; the edible part inside a nut
principal
first and foremost in rank, degree or importance; chief
principle
a rule or standard of behavior
serial
presented in installments
who's
contraction of who is or who has
whose
the possessive form of who or the possessive form of which