Elicit, v. to draw out
Illicit, adj. unauthorized, not approved
After several hours of questioning, the police elicited a full confession from Bill about his sales of illicit materials.
Elude, v. to avoid, escape
Allude, v. to refer to indirectly, suggest
Bill had eluded the authorities for some time; they only found him because a former “colleague” had alluded to his typical hangout.
Eye, n. what you see with
I, pron. first person singular, nominative,
used by speaker when he/she is the subject of a sentence
Aye, adv. yes
Bill had clearly been in a fight, his left eye bloodied and bruised. I approached the witness stand to begin questioning, asking first whether he was okay. “Aye,” he replied. “It’s only a surface wound.”
Effect, n. a result
v. to bring about
Affect, v. to act on
Bill’s testimony had affected those in the courtroom. As the jury left to deliberate the effect of his crimes, I prayed the jurors would take the opportunity to effect change for this man and return a verdict of not guilty.