Homophones, homographs and homonyms
Homophones – words that sound the same (see, sea) but are written differently.
Homographs – words that are written the same (tear as in rip, tear as in crying) but sound different.
Homonyms – words that sound the same and are spelt the same (fair as in light-coloured, fair as in just, fair as in festival or fun park).
To remember the meanings, you first have to remember that HOMO means THE SAME:
There were homes (homo) everywhere, all over the town, but they all looked the same.
Homo = THE SAME
So now we only have to remember the last parts of the following words: