Which Witch is Which? Part III: I-N

I...............................see: aye
  
I'll.............................see: aisle
idle............................not moving forward or backward 
idol............................object of worship 
idyl............................paradise
  
illicit...........................see: elicit
  
illude.........................see: elude
  
in..............................expressing inclusion  
inn............................hotel
  
inc.............................short for incorporated  
ink.............................writing fluid
  
incite..........................provoke  
insight........................understanding
  
innocence....................a state without guilt  
innocents.....................more than one innocent
  
inns.............................hotels  
ins...............................those on the inside
  
isle..............................see: aisle
  
islet.............................see: eyelet
  
it's...............................contraction of "it is"  
its................................possessive pronoun
  
jam.............................smash together  
jamb...........................side post of a doorway
  
jean............................see: gene
  
jewel...........................precious stone  
joule...........................unit of energy measure
  
Jim.............................see: gym
  
jinn............................see: gin
  
juggler.......................one who juggles  
jugular.......................artery to head
  
karat.........................see: carat
  
kernel........................see: colonel
  
Kew...........................see: cue
  
key............................see: cay
  
knap..........................crest of a hill; break with a hammer  
nap............................a short sleep
  
knead........................working bread dough  
need..........................must have
  
knew.........................see: gnu
  
knickers.....................boy's pants that are clipped at the knees  
nickers......................equine whinny
  
knight.......................chivalrous man  
night.........................darkness
  
knit...........................interlocking loops of yarn  
nit.............................louse egg  
 
knits.........................verb form of knit  
nits...........................louse eggs
  
knob.........................handle  
nob...........................rich person
  
knock........................rap  
nock..........................a notch in an arrow
  
knot..........................fastening with cord  
naught......................nothing  
not...........................negation
  
know........................to possess knowledge  
no............................negation
  
knows......................singular verb form of know 
noes........................more than one negative  
nose........................facial extremity separating your eyes from your lips
  
kraft........................see: craft
  
krater......................see: crater
  
lacks........................does not possess  
lax...........................loose discipline
  
lain...........................past tense of lay  
lane..........................narrow road
  
lam...........................headlong flight  
lamb.........................baby sheep
  
lay............................to recline  
lei.............................a flower necklace
  
lays...........................to recline  
laze...........................to recline with extreme prejudice  
leis............................several flower necklaces
  
lea............................a meadow 
lee............................downwind  
li...............................about one-third of a mile in China
  
leach.........................washing action  
leech.........................sucking parasite
  
lead...........................heavy metal  
led.............................guided
  
leak...........................accidental escape of liquid  
leek...........................variety of onion
  
lean...........................angle of repose  
lien............................a claim on property
  
leas...........................more than one meadow  
lees...........................the dregs
  
leased.......................rented  
least..........................the minimum
  
lends.........................allows to borrow  
lens...........................convex glass
  
lessen........................reduce  
lesson........................a segment of learning
  
liar.............................tells falsehoods  
lyre............................stringed instrument
  
lichen.........................a fungus among us  
liken..........................compare
  
lie..............................an untruth  
lye.............................a caustic
  
lieu............................instead  
loo............................British toilet  
Lou............................short for Louis
  
lightening...................removing weight or darkness  
lightning.....................static electricity from the sky
  
limb...........................tree branch, extremety  
limn...........................delineate
  
limbs.........................arms or legs, tree branches  
limns.........................illuminate, as in a manuscript
  
links..........................pieces of chain  
lynx..........................feral cat
  
literal........................taking words in their primary sense  
littoral.......................having to do with the shore
  
lo..............................interjection  
low............................not high
  
load...........................cargo  
lode...........................mineral vein
  
load...........................what is carried  
lowed.........................a cow mooed
  
loan...........................allow to borrow  
lone...........................by itself
  
loch...........................a lake  
lock...........................a security device
  
lochs..........................more than one lake  
locks..........................more than one security device  
lox.............................smoked salmon
  
loon...........................a water fowl  
lune...........................a crescent shape
  
loop...........................a circular pattern  
loupe.........................a jeweler's monocular magnifier
  
loos...........................several British toilets  
lose...........................fail to win
  
loot...........................ill-gotten gains  
lute...........................stringed instrument
  
lumbar.......................lower back  
lumber.......................dimensional wood
  
mach.........................speed of sound  
mock.........................parody
  
made.........................accomplished  
maid..........................young woman
  
mail...........................postal delivery  
male..........................masculine animal
  
main...........................primary  
mane..........................back hair
  
maize.........................corn  
maze..........................puzzle, a labyrinth
Mays...........................several spring months  
  
mall............................hallway  
maul...........................shred  
moll............................gangster's girlfriend
  
manner.......................method  
manor.........................lord's house
  
marc...........................coarse brandy  
mark...........................a sign 
marquee......................a license to privateer; a brand 
marquee......................a rooflike projection over a theatre entrance  
marquis.......................a nobleman ranking between a duke and a count
  
marry..........................join in matrimony  
merry..........................happy 
Mary...........................woman's name
  
marshal.......................to gather  
martial........................warlike
  
massed.......................grouped together  
mast...........................sail pole
  
me.............................myself  
mi..............................musical note
  
mean.........................average  
mein..........................manner
  
meat..........................animal flesh  
meet..........................to connect  
mete..........................a boundary
  
medal.........................an award  
meddle.......................interfere
  
men's.........................owned by males  
mends........................repairs
  
metal..........................any class of mineral substances  
mettle.........................courage
  
mewl...........................whimper  
mule...........................offspring of female horse and male donkey
  
mews.........................stables  
muse.........................creative inspiration
  
might.........................possible  
mite...........................tiny creature
  
mince.........................chop finely  
mints.........................aromatic candies
  
mind..........................thinking unit  
mined........................looked for ore
  
miner.........................one who digs  
minor.........................small
  
missal........................Catholic book used in Mass 
missile.......................projectile
  
missed.......................not hit  
mist...........................fog
  
misses.......................young ladies, doesn't hit several times  
Mrs............................married lady
  
moan.........................groan  
mown.........................freshly cut
  
moat.........................water around a castle  
mote.........................a speck
  
mode........................condition  
mowed......................was cut, trimmed as in a lawn
  
moiré........................optical illusion  
moray.......................eel
  
mood........................emotional state  
mooed......................passed tense of a cow sound
  
moor.........................swampy coastland; to anchor  
more.........................additional
  
moose.......................a large elk  
mousse.....................dessert of whipped cream and eggs
  
moral........................a social imperative  
morel........................a mushroom
  
morn.........................sunrise  
mourn.......................remember the dead
  
morning....................sunrise  
mourning...................emembering the dead
  
muscle......................fibrous, contracting tissue  
mussel......................a bivalve mollusc
  
muscles....................more than one muscle  
mussels....................more than one mussel
  
mussed.....................made messy  
must.........................required
  
mustard.....................spicy yellow condiment  
mustered...................assembled for roll call
  
nap...........................see: knap
  
naught......................see: knot
  
naval........................pertaining to ships and the sea and some oranges  
navel........................pertaining to the belly button
  
nay..........................no  
neigh.......................a horse's cry
  
nays........................votes against  
neighs.....................a horse vocalizes
  
neap.......................the lowest tide  
neep.......................a turnip
  
need.......................see: knead
  
new.........................see: gnu
  
news.......................see: gnus
  
nice........................see: gneiss
  
nickers....................see: knickers
  
night.......................see: knight
  
nit...........................see: knit
  
nits.........................see: knits
  
no...........................see: know
  
nob..........................see: knob
  
nock.........................see: knock
  
nod...........................see: gnawed
  
noes.........................see: knows
  
none.........................not one  
nun...........................woman of God who takes solemn vows
  
nose.........................see: knows
  
not...........................see: knot
 
nun..........................see: none
  



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