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Words with Multiple Pronunciations #2

Each answer is a heteronym: an English word that is pronounced differently depending on its definition.
Can you solve them all?
The previous quiz in this series can be found here (Quiz #1)
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Last updated: August 5, 2019
First submittedOctober 7, 2017
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Definition 1
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Definition 2
Defy authority
Rebel
Nonconformist
To exist, breathe
Live
Not recorded
Binding agreement
Contract
Become smaller
A thing, item
Object
To express dissent
To accompany
Escort
A prostitute
Gained knowledge
Learned
Scholarly, erudite
Faultless
Perfect
To hone, fine-tune
Violinist's tool
Bow
Give in to pressure
Sulked gloomily
Moped
Motorized bike
Fragrant smoke
Incense
Make very angry
Definition 1
Answer
Definition 2
Absorb food
Digest
Abridged work
The way in
Entrance
To charm, captivate
Female pig
Sow
To plant seeds
Deep male voice
Bass
Freshwater fish
Direct an orchestra
Conduct
Behaviour, manners
Self-serve meal
Buffet
Batter like the wind
Justification
Excuse
To let off the hook
School assignment
Project
Stick out, jut out
To think carefully
Deliberate
Intentional, wilful
To race again
Rerun
Repeated TV show
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level 49
Oct 8, 2017
Great quiz!
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level 67
Oct 9, 2017
Good quiz, I had to laugh at 'Moped', I knew the word so well with a picture in my mind of a bloke tootling along on a 'Moped' but I couldn't bring it to mind.
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level 61
Sep 29, 2019
Isnt the excuse one nearly the same, you excuse someone because you can think of an acceptable excuse for them.
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level 62
Sep 29, 2019
They actually have distinctly different pronunciations: The verb excuse has a slow vowel and a final 'z', rhyming with ooze or snooze. The noun excuse has a fast vowel and a final 'ss', rhyming with goose or the German word Tschüß.