Does a ceil or a seal live in the ocean? Would you store potatoes in a cellar or a seller? Would the temperature be detected by a censer, a censor, a censure, or a sensor? Would a perfume have a pleasant cent, scent, or sent?
Hawaiian Monk Seal, public domain
Cede means to yield.
Jenny did not pass her driving test because she did not cede at the intersection.
A seed contains the embryo of a plant or vegetable.
Jenny bought some flower seeds for her garden.
Ceded means yielded.
Sherry ceded the chess game to her opponent.
Seeded means having sown seed or planted.
Mark seeded his vegetable garden each spring for ten years in a row.
Ceding is the act of yielding or giving up.
The robbers are finally ceding to the demands of the police.
Seeding means planting.
Mark plans on seeding his vegetable garden again this year.
When you ceil a room, you provide it with a ceiling.
The men hired a local laborer to ceil the room.
A seal is an aquatic animal. It also means to stamp as authentic.
The lonely seal wandered up onto the beach.
A ceiling is the overhead interior surface of a room.
She wanted to paint the ceiling in her bedroom black, then paint stars on it.
Sealing an item marks it with authenticity.
Part of her job was sealing the documents.
cel, cell, sell
Cel is a short way to say celluloid, which is a type of film used in the movies.
The cel sheet for the animated cartoon was now a collector's item.
A cell is a small room or a small group.
The cell of terrorists were planning an attack on their unsuspecting allies.
When you sell something, you exchange it for some kind or money.
Are you going to sell your current automobile before you purchase another one? Or are you just going to trade it in?
A cellar is a room that is at least partway underground and is usually used for the storage of food.
There was enough food in the cellar to last for several years.
A seller is one who sells things.
The seller had a very successful business at the Woolly Worm Festival each year.
censer, censor, censure, sensor
A censer is something you burn incense in , especially during a religious service.
The altar boy lit the censer.
A censor is one who decides what is fit to be played or shown to the general public, including children.
The censor was due to come and examine the books in the school library.
Censure is criticism or strong disapproval.
Raymond was in danger of censure from his boss because of his habit of arriving late.
A sensor is a sense organ or a device which detects light, radiation, temperature, etc.
A sensor was placed in the area that had been bombed to see if any radiation could be detected.
cent, scent, sent
A cent is a coin, usually worth one penny.
His grocery bill totaled so much that even though he paid with a hundred dollar bill, he only received one cent in change.
When something, such as a signal is dispatched, it is sent.
Marcia sent her son to the store.
A scent is a distinctive odor, sometimes pleasant, sometimes not so pleasant.
Flowers of plants in the genus Rafflesia have the scent of decaying meat.