eligible, illegible

The near-homonyms eligible and illegible are adjectives.

Eligible means “fit” or “qualified.”

  • You will not be eligible for promotion until you have worked here for two years.

Illegible signifies “unreadable.”

  • It is often said that doctors have illegible handwriting.

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