Does your dog like to bark or barque? Is the deserted land baron or barren? Do they add basal or basil to Italian seasoning? There is a ham cooking. Will you baste it or will you based it? Enjoy learning about these and other confusing words.
A bark is either the outer covering of a tree or the sharp, explosive cry of a dog.
My dog's bark is so much worse than her bite.
A barque is any type of small sailing vessel.
Despite the warnings of the captain, the barque overloaded with passengers.
A baron is a member of the lowest order of British nobility. It is also a member of foreign nobility.
The baron's wedding will take place tomorrow afternoon.
Barren means unable to produce young. It also means bleak and lifeless.
In the barren land, no vegetation of any kind could be seen.
A baroness is the wife of a baron. It is also a female who holds the baronial title herself.
Once she is married, she will be a baroness.
Barrenness is sterility.
The queen's barrenness caused her to worry about an heir.
Basal means basic or fundamental.
Marianne was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma.
Basal is a garden herb whose leaves are used for flavoring certain dishes.
The cook bought some fresh basil from the vendor.
base, bass, bass
Base has many meanings, one of which is the bottom layer or coating.
The painter's apprentice applied the base coat of paint to the house.
A bass voice or a bass instrument has a very low range or pitch.
Johnny is learning to play the bass guitar.
A bass is an edible fish.
Mark caught six bass on his fishing trip.
Based tells where something is grounded or headquartered.
The editing business is based in New York.
Baste means to sew with very loose stitches. It also means to moisten with liquid, especially when you are cooking.
Will you baste the ham?”
bases, basis, basses, basses
Bases means more than one base.
It's near the end of the inning, and all bases are loaded.
Basis means the bottom or base of something, or the basic ingredient.
These ornate legs will be used as the basis of our table.
Basses means more than one person with low voices, or more than one instrument that makes low tones.
Ten more basses wish to join the choir.
Basses are palm fibers.
The mat was woven out of basses.
Bask means to lay in the sunshine and soak up its warmth.
My dogs and cats love to bask.
A basque is a close-fitting bodice.
The actress had trouble finding a basque to fit her petite frame.