Today we look at Censor, Censure, Sensor, and Censer.
Censor provides us with a word many of us are very familiar with: censorship, we have heard it in many places and commonly applied to the spoken or written word. We tend to get riled up when faced with the specter of censorship! The Constitution and the Bill Of Rights guarantees our Freedom of Speech.
Censure this involves an official reprimand or punishment. If a member of Congress is convicted of a crime, this member would also receive a censure from the other members of Congress.
Sensor This is a piece of equipment that responds to an external stimuli. Many of us have an outdoor light that comes on automatically when dusk arrives. Many of us have walked towards the door of a commercial establishment and a sensor causes the door to open automatically.
Censer This one is probably the least familiar to most of us, unless you are an avid attender at church . A lot of churches have a person or persons that light the candles at the front of the church. The title for the candle-lighter is Censer.
There we are, four words that sound alike; okay, you have to fudge a little on the second one, don't spoil our fun.
I have avoided censure by replacing the sensor for the censer, so there is no need to censor my post.
Until next time, keep refining your words.