Buzz·Posted on Feb 3, 2020If You Can Get 10/12 On This Homophone Quiz, You're A Grammar GeniusDiscreet or discrete?by Audrey EngvalsonBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Choose the word that makes the most sense for each sentence! Someone microwaved tuna at work and it smells _____. Getty fowl Correct Incorrect fowl foul Correct Incorrect foul Correct! Wrong! Foul! "Foul" means "offensive to the senses," whereas "fowl" means "a bird of any kind." I've been walking all day, and I think the _____ of my feet hurt. Getty heels Correct Incorrect heels heals Correct Incorrect heals Correct! Wrong! Heels! "Heel" means "the back of the foot below the ankle and behind the arch," whereas "heal" means "to make free from injury or disease." You're late. Go to the _____ office. Getty principle's Correct Incorrect principle's principal's Correct Incorrect principal's Correct! Wrong! Principal! "Principal" means "a person who has controlling authority" or "most important, consequential, or influential," whereas "principle" means "a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption." The obstacle _____ looks very fun. Getty course Correct Incorrect course coarse Correct Incorrect coarse Correct! Wrong! Course! "Course" means "the path over which something moves or extends," whereas "coarse" means "of ordinary or inferior quality or value." The _____ of Alaska is Juneau. Getty capitol Correct Incorrect capitol capital Correct Incorrect capital Correct! Wrong! Capital! "Capital" can mean "the city serving as the seat of a government," "accumulated possessions," or "most serious," whereas "capitol" means "a building in which a state legislative body meets." Your blue shoes really _____ your black pants. Getty compliment Correct Incorrect compliment complement Correct Incorrect complement Correct! Wrong! Complement! "Complement" means "something that fills up, completes, or makes better or perfect," whereas "compliment" means "an admiring remark." This year for her birthday, I gave my Aunt Mildred a silver _____. Getty brooch Correct Incorrect brooch broach Correct Incorrect broach Correct! Wrong! Brooch! "Brooch" means "an ornament that is held by a pin or clasp and is worn at or near the neck," whereas "broach" means "any of various pointed or tapered tools, implements, or parts." Which direction is the wind blowing? Just look at the weather _____! Getty vain Correct Incorrect vain vane Correct Incorrect vane Correct! Wrong! Vane! "Vane" means "a movable device attached to an elevated object (such as a spire) for showing the direction of the wind," whereas "vain" means "having or showing undue or excessive pride in one's appearance or achievements." The haunted hike was pretty ____. There were bloody chainsaws everywhere! Getty grisly Correct Incorrect grisly grizzly Correct Incorrect grizzly Correct! Wrong! Grisly! "Grisly" means "inspiring horror or intense fear," whereas "grizzly" describes something gray in color. The teacher is there to give you _____ if you have any questions or need any advice. Getty council Correct Incorrect council counsel Correct Incorrect counsel Correct! Wrong! Counsel! "Counsel" means "advice given especially as a result of consultation," whereas "council" means "an assembly or meeting for consultation, advice, or discussion." It is _____ to drive without a seatbelt on. Getty elicit Correct Incorrect elicit illicit Correct Incorrect illicit Correct! Wrong! Illicit! "Illicit" means "not permitted, unlawful," whereas "elicit" "to call forth or draw out (something, such as information or a response)." To make the recipe, you just need to follow these five _____ steps. Getty discrete Correct Incorrect discrete discreet Correct Incorrect discreet Correct! Wrong! Discrete! "Discrete" means "constituting a separate entity: individually distinct," whereas "discreet" means "having or showing discernment or good judgment in conduct and especially in speech."