This is the second in a new series of tough words that are either in pairs or triplets — but just one set at a time.

Over the last year, many readers have asked for more than a definition of these homophones; they want at least one example. I heard you, so each of these will have both a definition and at least one example.

The two words below are brought to you by Storyteller Sarah Elkins, who suggested them. Keep those comments coming, folks — it’s how we all learn!