Capital, n. the location of government for a state or country, an uppercase letter, wealth
Capitol, n. the building in which a legislature meets
If you visit the capital of New Hampshire, be sure to visit the capitol building. The gold dome on the top of the state house must have cost a good amount of capital.
concord, n. agreement
Concord, n. a city or a type of grape
We must have a concord that if it begins with a capital “C” it’s the capital of New Hampshire.
Close, v. to shut, stop, or block,
(adj. near to something or someone)*
Clothes, pl. n. items to be worn, usually made of cloth
Please close the door. I don’t want to see the clothes all over your floor, and you’re not close* to getting your room cleaned.
*NB: This use of “close” is pronounced with an “s” sound (klohs), whereas the others are pronounced with a “z” sound (khloz).
Caught, v. past of “catch” – to capture
Cot, n. a bed, usually portable or collapsible, often used in camping
I caught my foot on the leg of the cot and fell to the ground, pulling the tent down with me.
Course, n. a direction or route, a class
v. to follow a route
Coarse, adj. harsh, lacking delicacy
Of course I want to take the American studies course; we’ll be following the course of sports through popular culture. The teacher may have a coarse delivery, but she’s well versed in the topic; she coursed through college on a track scholarship.