This is by some way the longest of the lists and has been the most difficult to edit. Nearly all the pairs (2,420) arise from adding an inflection, past tense or past participle versus 3rd-person or plural, to the same stem. The pairs that are not just the result of adding an inflection (516) are listed separately at the beginning.
The /d/ sound may be spelled with <d>, <de> or <dd>. The /z/ sound has many spellings including <s>, <se>, <z>, <zz> and <ss> in scissors. Since some of these overlap with the spelling of /s/, there is plenty of potential for mispronunciation. Notice that the assimilations of /ndz/ to /nz/ amd /ldz/ to /lz/ make minimal pairs such as band/bands and wield/wields as well as band/banns and wield/wheels. The tongue has to pass through the /d/ position in moving from /n/ or /l/ to /z/.
Notice too how the homograph lead makes pairs with leas and Les and the homograph rowed makes pairs with rose and rouse.
The contrast is between a stop and a fricative, both voiced and in the same region of the mouth. Both sounds are widespread in many languages, so this is not a problem for learners.
Taboo word pairs are niggard/niggers, peed/peas, shagged/shags and weed/wees.
Interesting pairs include:
The mean density value is very high at 15.5%. Taking just the first section of the list there are 454 semantic distinctions giving a loading of 88%.
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dissembled dissembles dissevered dissevers dissolved dissolves distempered distempers distilled distils distrained distrains disturbed disturbs dithered dithers dive-bombed dive-bombs dived dives diversified diversifies dividers divisors divined divines dizzied dizzies doctored doctors doddered dodders dogged dogs doled doles dolled dolls domed domes domineered domineers donned dons doodled doodles doomed dooms doubled doubles dovetailed dovetails dowered dowers downed downs dragged drags dragooned dragoons drained drains drawled drawls dreamed dreams dribbled dribbles dried dries drilled drills drip-dried drip-dries drivelled drivels drizzled drizzles droned drones drooled drools drowned drowns drubbed drubs drugged drugs drummed drums dry-cleaned dry-cleans dubbed dubs duelled duels dulled dulls dunned duns dwindled dwindles dyed dyes earned earns ebbed ebbs echoed echoes eddied eddies edified edifies egged eggs elbowed elbows electrified electrifies embalmed embalms embargoed embargoes embezzled embezzles embittered embitters emblazoned emblazons embodied embodies emboldened emboldens embroidered embroiders embroiled embroils empaled empales empanelled empanels emplaned emplanes employed employs empowered empowers emptied empties emulsified emulsifies enabled enables enamelled enamels enamoured enamours enchained enchains encircled encircles encored encores encountered encounters encumbered encumbers endangered endangers endeared endears endeavoured endeavours endowed endows endued endues endured endures enfeebled enfeebles engendered engenders engineered engineers engraved engraves enjoined enjoins enjoyed enjoys enkindled enkindles enlightened enlightens enlivened enlivens ennobled ennobles enplaned enplanes enquired enquires enraptured enraptures enrolled enrolls enshrined enshrines enslaved enslaves ensnared ensnares ensued ensues ensured ensures entailed entails entangled entangles entered enters entertained entertains enthralled enthralls enthroned 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marred mars marshalled marshals martyred martyrs marvelled marvels massacred massacres mastered masters mattered matters matured matures mauled mauls maundered maunders meandered meanders measured measures meddled meddles mellowed mellows mentioned mentions metalled metals mewed mews miaoued miaous microfilmed microfilms middled middles mildewed mildews milled mills mimed mimes mined mines mingled mingles ministered ministers mired mires mirrored mirrors misapplied misapplies misbehaved misbehaves miscalled miscalls miscarried miscarries misconceived misconceives misconstrued misconstrues misfired misfires misgoverned misgoverns mishandled mishandles misinformed misinforms mislaid mislays misnamed misnames misspelled misspells mistimed mistimes mizzled mizzles moaned moans mobbed mobs modelled models modified modifies moiled moils moistened moistens mollified mollifies mollycoddled mollycoddles moneyed monies monitored monitors monkeyed monkeys monocled monocles mooed moos mooned moons moored moors mourned mourns mortared mortars mortified mortifies moseyed moseys mothered mothers motioned motions motored motors mottled mottles mouldered moulders mouthed mouths moved moves mowed mows mudded muddies muddle muzzle muddled muddles muddles muzzled muffled muffles mugged mugs mulled mulls mullioned mullions multiplied multiplies mumbled mumbles mummified mummifies munitioned munitions murdered murders murmured murmurs muscled muscles mushroomed mushrooms mustered musters mutinied mutinies muttered mutters muzzled muzzles mystified mystifies nabbed nabs nagged nags nailed nails named names narrowed narrows nattered natters neared nears needled needles negatived negatives neighboured neighbours neighed neighs nerved nerves nestled nestles nettled nettles neutered neuters nibbled nibbles nickelled nickels nicknamed nicknames niggled niggles nobbled nobbles numbered numbers nosedived nosedives notified notifies nullified nullifies numbed numbs nurtured nurtures nuzzled nuzzles obeyed obeys obscured obscures observed observes obtained obtains occasioned occasions occupied occupies occurred occurs offered offers ogled ogles oiled oils okayed okays omened omens opened opens opined opines oppugned oppugns ordained ordains ordered orders orphaned orphans ossified ossifies outbraved outbraves outlawed outlaws outlined outlines outlived outlives outmanoeuvred outmanoeuvres outnumbered outnumbers outplayed outplays outrivalled outrivals outsailed outsails outside outsize outspanned outspans outstayed outstays outvied outvies outweighed outweighs overawed overawes overburdened overburdens overcalled overcalls overclothed overclothes overflowed overflows overhauled overhauls overlaid overlays overmastered overmasters overpaid overpays overplayed overplays overpowered overpowers overruled overrules oversewed oversews overshadowed overshadows oversimplified oversimplifies overstayed overstays overstrained overstrains overturned overturns overvalued overvalues overwhelmed overwhelms owed owes owned owns oxeyed oxeyes pacified pacifies paddled paddles paid pays paled pales pained pains paired pairs palavered palavers palled palls palled pals palmed palms palsied palsies paltered palters pampered pampers pandered panders panelled panels panhandled panhandles panned pans panoplied panoplies papered papers paralleled parallels parboiled parboils parcelled parcels pardoned pardons parleyed parleys parodied parodies paroled paroles parried parries partied parties partitioned partitions partnered partners pastured pastures patrolled patrols patted patties pattens patterned pattered patters pawed paws paved paves pawned pawns pealed peals pearled pearls pedalled pedals peered peers peeved peeves pegged pegs pencilled pencils penned pens pensioned pensions peopled peoples peppered peppers perceived perceives performed performs perfumed perfumes perilled perils perjured perjures permed perms persevered perseveres personified personifies perspired perspires pertained pertains perturbed perturbs pestered pesters pestled pestles petaled petals petered peters petitioned petitions petrified petrifies philandered philanders phoned phones photocopied photocopies pickled pickles pictured pictures piddled piddles pied pies piffled piffles pigeonholed pigeonholes pigged pigs piled piles pilfered pilfers pillared pillars pillowed pillows pimpled pimples pined pines pinged pings pinioned pinions pinnacled pinnacles pinned pins pioneered pioneers pitied pities plagued plagues plained plains planed planes planned plans plastered plasters played plays plied plies ploughed ploughs plugged plugs plumbed plumbs plumed plumes plundered plunders poisoned poisons poled poles polled polls pommelled pommels pondered ponders pooh-poohed pooh-poohs pooled pools portioned portions portrayed portrays positioned positions postponed postpones postured postures potbellied potbellies pottered potters powdered powders power-dived power-dives powered powers powwowed powwows prayed prays prattled prattles prawned prawns preachified preachifies precised precises preconceived preconceives preconditioned preconditions predestined predestines predetermined predetermines preened preens preferred prefers prefigured prefigures preoccupied preoccupies preordained preordains prepared prepares prescribed prescribes preserved preserves presumed presumes prettified prettifies prevailed prevails previewed previews preyed preys price-controlled price-controls prickled prickles pried pries primed primes primmed prims principals principled probed probes proclaimed proclaims procured procures profaned profanes proffered proffers profiled profiles profiteered profiteers programmed programmes prolonged prolongs pronged prongs propelled propels propertied properties prophesied prophesies proportioned proportions propositioned propositions prorogued prorogues proscribed proscribes prospered prospers proved proves provisioned provisions prowled prowls pruned prunes pub-crawled pub-crawls puckered puckers puddled puddles puled pules pulled pulls pummelled pummels punctured punctures punned puns purified purifies purloined purloins purred purrs pursued pursues purveyed purveys putrefied putrefies puttered putters puzzled puzzles quadrupled quadruples quailed quails qualified qualifies quantified quantifies quarantined quarantines quarrelled quarrels quarried quarries quartered quarters quavered quavers queened queens queered queers quelled quells queried queries questioned questions queued queues quibbled quibbles quickened quickens quietened quietens quivered quivers raffled raffles raftered rafters ragged rags railed rails rained rains raisers razored rallied rallies rambled rambles ramified ramifies rammed rams rankled rankles ransomed ransoms rarefied rarefies ratified ratifies rationed rations rattled rattles raved raves ravelled ravels rayed rays reaffirmed reaffirms reappeared reappears reared rears rearmed rearms reasoned reasons reassembled reassembles reassured reassures rebelled rebels received receives recalled recalls recaptured recaptures reckoned reckons reclaimed reclaims reclined reclines recoiled recoils reconciled reconciles reconditioned reconditions reconnoitred reconnoitres reconsidered reconsiders re-covered re-covers recovered recovers rectified rectifies recurred recurs recurved recurves recycled recycles reddened reddens redeemed redeems redefined redefines redeployed redeploys redesigned redesigns rediscovered rediscovers redoubled redoubles re-echoed re-echoes reeled reels refashioned refashions refereed referees referred refers refilled refills refined refines re-formed re-forms reformed reforms refrained refrains refuelled refuels regained regains regaled regales registered registers reinsured reinsures reissued reissues rejigged rejigs re-joined re-joins rejoined rejoins rekindled rekindles relayed relays relied relies relieved relieves relined relines relived relives remained remains remarried remarries remedied remedies remembered remembers remodelled remodels removed removes renamed renames rendered renders rendezvoued rendezvous reneged reneges renewed renews reopened reopens repaid repays repaired repairs repealed repeals repelled repels repined repines replayed replays replied replies reprieved reprieves reproved reproves required requires requisitioned requisitions rescued rescues resembled resembles reserved reserves resettled resettles reshuffled reshuffles resigned resigns resoled resoles resolved resolves respired respires restored restores restrained restrains restructured restructures resumed resumes retired retires retailed retails retained retains retooled retools retrieved retrieves returned returns revalued revalues revealed reveals revelled revels revered reveres reviewed reviews reviled reviles revived revives revivified revivifies revolved revolves revved revs rewired rewires rhymed rhymes ribboned ribbons ribbed ribs ricocheted ricochets riddled riddles ridiculed ridicules riffled riffles rifled rifles rigged rigs riled riles rimmed rims ringed rings ripened ripens rippled ripples rivalled rivals rived rives roamed roams roared roars robbed robs robed robes rolled rolls Roneoed Roneos roomed rooms rumoured rumours rootled rootles rosinned rosins rough-dried rough-dries roughened roughens rowed rows roved roves rubbed rubs rubbered rubbers ruddled ruddles rued rues ruffled ruffles ruined ruins ruled rules rumbled rumbles rumpled rumples ruptured ruptures rustled rustles sabred sabres saddened saddens saddled saddles sagged sags said says sailed sails salaamed salaams salaried salaries sallied sallies sallowed sallows salved salves sampled samples sanctified sanctifies sanctioned sanctions sandalled sandals sandpapered sandpapers satisfied satisfies sauntered saunters saut�ed saut�s saved saves savoured savours sawed saws scaled scales scampered scampers scanned scans scared scares scarified scarifies scarpered scarpers scarred scars scatterbrained scatterbrains scattered scatters sceptered sceptres scheduled schedules schemed schemes schooled schools scored scores scorned scorns scoured scours scowled scowls scrabbled scrabbles scragged scrags scrambled scrambles scrammed scrams scrawled scrawls screamed screams screened screens screwed screws scribbled scribbles scrubbed scrubs scrupled scruples scuffled scuffles sculled sculls sculptured sculptures scuppered scuppers scurried scurries scuttled scuttles scythed scythes sealed seals seamed seams seared sears seasoned seasons secured secures seemed seems seesawed seesaws seethed seethes seined seines semaphored semaphores sequestered sequesters serge surge served serves settled settles severed severs sewed sews shackled shackles shadowed shadows shagged shags shallowed shallows shambled shambles shamed shames shammed shams shampooed shampoos shanghaied shanghais shared shares sharpened sharpens shattered shatters shaved shaves sheared shears sheathed sheathes shelled shells sheltered shelters shelved shelves shewed shews shied shies shillyshallied shillyshallies shimmered shimmers shingled shingles shinned shins shivered shivers shoaled shoals shooed shoos shored shores shortened shortens shouldered shoulders shoved shoves shovelled shovels showered showers shrilled shrills shrined shrines shrived shrives shrivelled shrivels shrugged shrugs shuddered shudders shuffled shuffles shunned shuns shuttered shutters shuttled shuttles sickened sickens sidled sidles sieved sieves sighed sighs signed signs signalled signals signified signifies silvered silvers simmered simmers simpered simpers simplified simplifies singled singles sinned sins siphoned siphons sired sires sizzled sizzles skedaddled skedaddles skewered skewers skied skies skilled skills skimmed skims skinned skins skippered skippers skittered skitters skittled skittles slackened slackens slammed slams slandered slanders slanged slangs slaughtered slaughters slaved slaves slavered slavers sleeved sleeves sleighed sleighs slewed slews slimmed slims slippered slippers slithered slithers slivered slivers slobbered slobbers slowed slows slogged slogs slugged slugs slumbered slumbers slummed slums slurred slurs smartened smartens smeared smears smelled smells smiled smiles smoothed smooths smothered smothers smouldered smoulders smuggled smuggles snaffled snaffles snagged snags snared snares snarled snarls sneered sneers snickered snickers sniffled sniffles sniggered sniggers snivelled snivels snogged snogs snored snores snowballed snowballs snowed snows snubbed snubs snuffled snuffles snuggled snuggles soared soars sobbed sobs sobered sobers softened softens soft-pedalled soft-pedals soft-soldered soft-solders soiled soils sojourned sojourns soled soles soldered solders soldiered soldiers solidified solidifies solved solves sunned suns soothed soothes sorrowed sorrows soured sours sowed sows spangled spangles spanned spans spared spares sparkled sparkles sparred spars spattered spatters spawned spawns spayed spays speared spears specified specifies speckled speckles spectacled spectacles speechified speechifies spelled spells spewed spews spied spies spieled spiels spilled spills spin-dried spin-dries spiralled spirals splayed splays splintered splinters spluttered splutters spoiled spoils sponsored sponsors spooned spoons sprained sprains sprawled sprawls sprayed sprays spreadeagled spreadeagles sprigged sprigs spring-cleaned spring-cleans sprinkled sprinkles spurned spurns spurred spurs sputtered sputters squabbled squabbles squalled squalls squandered squanders squared squares square-toed square-toes squealed squeals squeegeed squeegees squired squires squirmed squirms stabbed stabs stabled stables staggered staggers stained stains staled stales stalled stalls stammered stammers stapled staples stared stares starred stars startled startles starved starves stationed stations staved staves stayed stays steadied steadies steals steeled steamed steams steamrollered steamrollers steepened steepens steered steers stemmed stems stencilled stencils stewed stews stiffened stiffens stifled stifles stiles styled stilled stills stippled stipples stirred stirs stockinged stockings stokehold stokeholes stoned stones stonewalled stonewalls stored stores storeyed storeys stormed storms stowed stows straddled straddles straggled straggles straightened straightens strained strains strangled strangles stratified stratifies strawed straws strayed strays streamed streams streamlined streamlines strengthened strengthens strewed strews strolled strolls structured structures struggled struggles strummed strums stubbed stubs stuccoed stuccoes studied studies stultified stultifies stumbled stumbles stunned stuns stupefied stupefies stuttered stutters stymied stymies subbed subs subdued subdues subjoined subjoins suborned suborns subpoenaed subpoenas subscribed subscribes subserved subserves subsumed subsumes succoured succours succumbed succumbs suckled suckles suede swayed suffered suffers sugared sugars sullied sullies summed sums summered summers summoned summons sunbathed sunbathes sunburned sunburns sundered sunders supervened supervenes supplied supplies surrendered surrenders surveyed surveys survived survives sustained sustains swabbed swabs swaddled swaddles swaggered swaggers swallowed swallows swanned swans swarmed swarms swathed swathes swayed sways sweetened sweetens swelled swells sweltered swelters swerved swerves swigged swigs swilled swills swindled swindles swirled swirls swivelled swivels swooned swoons syllabified syllabifies syllabled syllables tabled tables tabooed taboos tackled tackles tagged tags tailed tails tailored tailors tallied tallies tamed tames tampered tampers tangled tangles tanned tans tapered tapers tapestried tapestries tarred tars tarried tarries tasseled tassels tattered tatters tattled tattles tattooed tattoos taxied taxis teamed teams teetered teeters teethed teethes telephoned telephones tempered tempers tendered tenders termed terms terrified terrifies testified testifies tethered tethers textured textures thawed thaws thickened thickens thieved thieves thinned thins threatened threatens thrilled thrills thrived thrives throbbed throbs thronged throngs throttled throttles thrummed thrums thumbed thumbs thundered thunders tickled tickles tied ties tightened tightens tilled tills tiled tiles timbered timbers timed times tinctured tinctures tined tines tinged tings tingled tingles tinkered tinkers tinkled tinkles tinned tins tinselled tinsels tippled tipples tiptoed tiptoes tired tires titled titles tittered titters tittle-tattled tittle-tattles toadied toadies tobogganed toboggans toddled toddles togged togs toiled toils tolled tolls toned tones tongued tongues tonned tons tonsured tonsures tooled tools tootled tootles toppled topples torpedoed torpedoes tortured tortures totalled totals tottered totters toughened toughens toured tours tousled tousles towed tows towelled towels towered towers toyed toys trailed trails trained trains trammelled trammels trampled tramples transcribed transcribes transferred transfers transfigured transfigures transformed transforms transmogrified transmogrifies transpired transpires traveled travels travestied travesties trawled trawls treadled treadles treasured treasures trebled trebles treed trees trembled trembles trepanned trepans trephined trephines trews trued trickled trickles tried tries trifled trifles triggered triggers trilled trills trimmed trims tripled triples trolled trolls troubled troubles truckled truckles trundled trundles tugged tugs tumbled tumbles tuned tunes tunnelled tunnels turbaned turbans turned turns tussled tussles tutored tutors twaddled twaddles twanged twangs twiddled twiddles twigged twigs twined twines twinkled twinkles twinned twins twirled twirls twittered twitters typified typifies uglified uglifies umpired umpires unbarred unbars unbosomed unbosoms unbuckled unbuckles unburdened unburdens unbuttoned unbuttons unchained unchains uncoupled uncouples uncovered uncovers uncurled uncurls undeceived undeceives underlined underlines undermined undermines underpaid underpays underpinned underpins underscored underscores undersigned undersigns understudied understudies undervalued undervalues unfastened unfastens unfurled unfurls unified unifies uniformed uniforms unlearned unlearns unmanned unmans unnerved unnerves unplugged unplugs unravelled unravels unrolled unrolls unsaddled unsaddles unscrambled unscrambles unscrewed unscrews unsettled unsettles unsheathed unsheathes untied unties unveiled unveils upholstered upholsters upturned upturns ushered ushers uttered utters vacationed vacations valeted valets valued values varied varies veered veers veiled vales veined veins veneered veneers ventured ventures verified verifies versified versifies vestured vestures vetoed vetoes victualled victuals vied vies viewed views vilified vilifies visaed visas vitrified vitrifies volleyed volleys volunteered volunteers vowed vows waddled waddles waffled waffles wagered wagers wagged wags waggled waggles wailed wails waived waives waivers wavered wakened wakens walled walls wallowed wallows wandered wanders waned wanes wangled wangles wantoned wantons warbled warbles wared wares warmed warms warned warns warranted warranties watered waters waylaid waylays weakened weakens weaned weans wearied wearies weathered weathers webbed webs weed wees weighed weighs welcomed welcomes welled wells weltered welters whanged whangs wheedled wheedles whiled whiles whimpered whimpers whined whines whinnied whinnies whirled whirls whirred whirrs whiskered whiskers whispered whispers whistled whistles whitened whitens whittled whittles widened widens widowed widows wigged Whigs wiggled wiggles willed wills winged wings winkled winkles winnowed winnows wintered winters wired wires withered withers wived wives wobbled wobbles wondered wonders wooed woos wormed worms worried worries worsened worsens wrangled wrangles wreathed wreathes wrestled wrestles wriggled wriggles wrinkled wrinkles writhed writhes wronged wrongs X-rayed X-rays yammered yammers yarned yarns yawed yaws yawned yawns yearned yearns yelled yells yellowed yellows yenned yens yodelled yodels yowled yowls zeroed zeros zigzagged zigzags zoned zones zoomed zooms
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