English words that are not pronounced the way they are spelled

Based on the definition, can you identify and spell the English word that is not pronounced the phonetically.
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Last updated: September 29, 2015
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a noncommissioned army officer of a rank above that of corporal
sergeant
a glancing rebound (as of a projectile off a flat surface)
ricochet
a conveyance of an interest in property as security for the repayment of money borrowed
mortgage
a tract of land completely surrounded by water
island
a chronic lung disorder that is marked by recurring episodes of airway obstruction
asthma
a thick, yellowish liquid that is produced in the nose and throat especially when a person has a cold
phlegm
type of Italian food that has layers of flat noodles baked with a tomato sauce, cheese, and meat
lasagna
a piece of paper on which the things that you buy or the services that you pay for are listed
receipt
a theory or a group of ideas about how something should be done, made, or thought about
paradigm
a military unit of ground combat forces consisting of two or more divisions and other troops
corps
a heavy type of metal that is very common and is used to make steel and in many products
iron
a person or thing that is typical of or possesses to a high degree the features of a whole class
epitome
a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody
herb
fine or delicate in meaning or intent; difficult to perceive or understand
subtle
officer in the U.S. armed forces ranking between lieutenant ____ and brigadier general
colonel
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a railroad station
depot
a first public appearance on a stage, on television, etc.
debut
to expel air from the lungs suddenly with a harsh noise
cough
to bring a formal accusation against, as a means of bringing to trial
indict
in at one end, side, or surface and out at the other
through
a plantation of grapevines
vineyard
a branch of a tree, especially one of the larger or main branches
bough
an adequate quantity or number; sufficiency
enough
a person who serves in an army
soldier
a sideboard or cabinet for holding china, table linen, etc.
buffet
a freshwater food fish having pink flesh
salmon
to express pleasure with an audible, vocal expulsion of air from the lungs
laugh
a perfumed liquid composed of alcohol and fragrant oils
cologne
of or relating to speech sounds, their production, or their transcription in written symbols
phonetic
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Level 80
Sep 29, 2015
I don't understand the inclusion of "epitome". Is the problem that the last "e" isn't silent? To me that means it *is* pronounced the way it is spelled.
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Level 64
Sep 29, 2015
maxvenble, again with the good ideas!
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Level 37
Sep 30, 2018
A "Buffet" is a meal where people serve themselves from a variety of food choices. A storage for fine china and glassware is called a "China Cabinet" (or "China").