1. Crime, Sin and Vice
Crimekraɪm An Illegal activity or action
Demanding dowry is a crime.
There was a time when telling lies, was considered a sin.
He is a young man without vices like smoking or drinking.
2. Cue and Queue
Cuekjuː Signal to speak or act
When Sita’s mother glared at her, she took the cue and stopped talking.
QueuekjuːA line of persons waiting for their turn
I have been waiting in the queue in front of the ticket counter for nearly two hours.
3. Custom and Habit
Customˈkʌstəm Something that people always do in a particular way
It is her custom to go to the temple on Fridays.
Habitˈhæbɪt Regularly repeated behavioural pattern
Suma has made it a habit to do yoga daily.
4. Dairy and Dairy
Dairyˈdeəri A farm for milk production/ milk products
We buy milk from Amul Dairy.
Diaryˈdaɪəri Personal record of life’s events
I have kept a diary since I was fifteen.
5. Defective and Deficient
Defectivedɪˈfektɪv Imperfect or faulty
The mixie-grinder we bought yesterday was defective.
Deficient dɪˈfɪʃ(ə)nt Lacking the correct amount of something.
Her diet has been deficient in Vitamin C.