Which Witch is Which? Part II: D-H

Posted by: | Posted on: July 6, 2019

Below you will find a little list to help you out. I have not only alphabetize them but cross-referenced them as well.

dam………….holds back water

damn…………a curse

dammed……….prevented from flowing

damned……….cursed

darn…………mend

darne………..a fish steak

days…………more than one day

daze…………to bewilder

dear…………beloved

deer…………venison

dew………….morning condensation

do…………..perform

due………….payable

die………….become dead

dye………….color by dipping in coloring agent

died…………passed away

dyed…………colored by dipping in coloring agent

dies…………passing away

dyes…………a substance used for coloring

dine…………eat

dyne…………unit of energy

dire…………desperate

dyer…………one who dyes

disc…………a phonograph record, magnetic plate used for storage of computer data

disk…………a round, plate-shaped object

discreet……..confidential

discrete……..individual

discussed…….talked over

disgust………sickening

do…………..first note of diatonic scale

doe………….a female deer

dough………..uncooked bread

doc………….a physician

dock…………where a boat is kept

does…………several female deer

doughs……….several uncooked breads

doze…………to nap

done…………completed

dun………….demand money

dos………….opposite of don’ts

dues…………membership payments

draft………..a preliminary written version

draught………a gust of wind; depth of water needed to float a ship

dual…………two things

duel…………a fight between two over honor

e’er…………see: air

earl…………British nobleman

URL………….Internet address

earn…………come to deserve

urn………….a jar

effect……….see: affect

eh…………..see: a

eight………..see: ate

elicit……….draw out

illicit………unlawful

elude………..escape from

illude……….deceive

epic…………a narrative poem or story

epoch………..a noteworthy period in history

ere………….see: air

err………….see: air

eunuch……….castrated male

Unix…………operating system

ewe………….female sheep

yew………….a type of tree

you………….the second person

ewes…………more than one female sheep

use………….apply

yews…………more than one yew tree

eye………….see: aye

eyelet……….small hole for laces

islet………..small island

facts………..objective things

fax………….image transmission technology

fain…………willing

feign………..pretend to be affected

faint………..pass out

feint………..a weak, misdirected attack to confuse the enemy

fair…………even-handed

fare…………payment

fairing………streamlining

faring……….the state of progress

fairy………..imaginary magic person

ferry………..river-crossing boat

faker………..a deceiver

faki…………a Hindu ascetic

farrow……….a litter of pigs

pharaoh………Egyptian king

faux…………fake

foe………….enemy

fay………….a fairy

Faye…………a woman’s name

fey………….strange and other-worldly

fays…………more than one fairy

faze…………disconcert

faze…………stun

phase………..a part of the sequence

fazed………..stunned

phased……….done in sequential parts

feat…………an accomplishment

feet…………more than one foot

ferrate………a salt containing iron and oxygen

ferret……….a domesticated polecat

feted………..celebrated

fetid………..stinking

few………….not many

phew…………expression of relief

file…………a folder for holding papers

phial………..a small glass bottle

fills………..plural of fill

fils…………one one-thousandth of an Iraqi dinar

filter……….keep the bad stuff from passing through

philter………a love potion

find…………locate

fined………..have to pay a parking ticket

finish……….complete

Finnish………from Finland

fir………….evergreen tree

fur………….animal hair

furr…………to separate with strips of wood

fisher……….one who fishes

fissure………a crack

flair………..verve

flare………..spread

flea…………parasitic insect

flee…………run away

flecks……….many tiny specks

flex…………bend

flew…………past tense of fly

flu………….short for influenza

flue…………chimney pipe

Flo………….a girl’s name

floe…………sheet of floating ice

flow…………to glide along

flocks……….more than one group of birds

phlox………..a scented plant

floes………..sheets of floating

ice flows………..glides along

floor………..what one walks on

flour………..something that glows

flour………..powdered grain

flower……….a bloom

for………….in place of

fore…………in front

four…………number after three

forego……….precede

forgo………..abstain from

foreword……..introduction to a book

forward………the facing direction

fort…………a fortification

forte………..a person’s strong point (Americanized pronunciation)

forth………..a direction

fourth……….following the third

foul…………grossly offensive to the senses

fowl…………domestic hen or rooster

frees………..releasing

freeze……….turn to ice

frieze……….a wall decoration

friar………..a monk

fryer………..small chicken

gaff…………a barbed spear

gaffe………..a mistake

gage…………a pledge or security deposit

gauge………..instrument for measuring

gait…………a manner of walking or running

gate…………fence door

gaited……….describing a walking horse

gated………..having a gate

galley……….ship’s kitchen

gally………..to frighten or terrify

gallop……….horse’s fastest gait

galop………..a round dance

gene…………a chromosome

jean…………cotton twill

gild…………coat with gold

gilled……….having gills

guild………..a craft society

gilt…………gold-plated

guilt………..culpable

gin………….alcoholic beverage

jinn…………plural of jinni, a Muslim spirit or demon

gnawed……….chewed

nod………….head tilting

gneiss……….coarse-grained metamorphic rock of feldspar, quartz and mica

nice…………pleasant

gnu………….African antelope

knew…………past tense of know

new………….not old, unused

gnus…………several antelope

news…………timely information

gored………..pierced by an animal’s horns

gourd………..fleshy fruit with hard skin

gorilla………large ape

guerrilla…….freedom fighter

grade………..a slope

grayed……….turned gray

graft………..attach

graphed………plotted

grate………..a lattice

great………..extremely good

grays………..more than one shade of black

graze………..eat grass while wandering

grease……….lubricant

Greece……….Mediterranean country

greave……….leg armor

grieve……….mourn

greaves………more than one greave

grieves………mourn

grill………..sear cook

grille……….an iron gate or door

groan………..reaction to hearing a pun

grown………..has gotten larger

guessed………past tense of guess

guest………..a visitor

guide………..one who shows the way

guyed………..secured with a rope or wire

guise………..appearance

guys…………slang for more than one male

gunnel……….small, eel-shaped marine fish; butterfish

gunwale………upper part of sides of a boat

gym………….sports room

Jim………….nickname for James

hail…………frozen rain

hale…………robust health

hair…………grows from your head

hare…………rabbit

hairy………..having much hair

Harry………..a man’s name

harry………..harass or hunt

hall…………a large room h

aul…………carry

halve………..break in two

have…………hold in possession

halves……….more than one half

haves………..those who possess

hammock………rope bed

hummock………low, rounded hill

hangar……….garage for airplanes

hanger……….from which things hang

Harold……….a man’s name

herald……….one who announces

hart…………a stag

heart………..blood pump

ho…………..an expression of admiration or surprise

hoe………….garden tool

hay………….grass

hey………….a shout

hays…………more than one type of hay

haze…………atmospheric obscuration due to water or dust

he’d…………contraction of “he would”

heed…………pay attention

he’ll………..contraction of “he will”

heal…………make well, to cure of disease hill…………smaller than a mountain

heel…………hind part of foot, hind part of bread

hear…………listen

here…………at this location

heard………..listened to

herd…………a group of ruminants

heigh………..an exclamation

hi…………..a greeting

hie………….go quickly

high…………way up

heir…………see: air

heroin……….narcotic

heroine………female hero

hew………….chop

hue………….a color

Hugh…………a man’s name

hide…………animal skin

hied…………hurried

higher……….farther up

hire…………employ

him………….third person male pronoun

hymn…………religious song

hoar…………a white frost

whore………..a prostitute

hoard………..a great stash

horde………..a great many people

whored……….prostituted

hoarse……….rough voice

horse………..equine

hoes…………more than one garden weeding tool

hose…………tube for watering

hold…………grip

holed………..full of holes

hole…………round opening

whole………..entirety

holey………..perforated

holy…………with religious significance

wholly……….completely

hostel……….inexpensive lodging for travelers

hostile………unfriendly

hour…………sixty minutes

our………….possessed by us

hours………..time measurement

ours…………belonging to us

humerus………arm bone

humorous……..funny

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