HOMOPHONES OR 'PUNS'.
These were mostly noted during my search for definitive anagrams (DA), and several of these are anagrams in my DA articles. That study is mired down in S, hence few Sl-Z entries here.
1. ~SYNONYMS anatomy 'in' at a me appease up-ease (pun: raise the spirits or wealth of, plus comply and relax the demands of a higher up) appendicitis 'upend' inside us appendix app: index (not always, but an index is the most common appendix 'app') a praised upraised arise are ayes (head-count voting) a rout Are out. arsenal 'arson' hall a scout ask out assert as cert! atlas 'at'list aversion ever shun bald 'balled' (ball head) Ironically, tho not related etymologically, bald was spelt 'balled' in ME. A medieval pun, I'd like to believe. bloated blowedit (up) borough burrow (group residences) These are unexpectedly related words, or strange bedfellows. climax Climb ... ax! combined come, bind Commissar Commie tsar conscience Con shuns. ejects each ex emergency Am urgency! entail in tale excel XL Existence Egg's extents (the Cosmic Egg, or the Universe and anything else that exists) expedite x speed--hie it! expense ex-pence extreme ex-stream (out of the mainstream) forestries for His trees gyno- Guy? No. hey? eh? (a questioning palindrome) hirsute hair suit if floor if lower (verbs) include in, clued indoctrination En-dog-train Nation. intellects into lex (Intellect is related to lex, Greek for words, but apparently not to lex, Latin for law. Both are intellectual pursuits.) interesting inner rest sting (whipping up attention, spurring one out of calm indifference) interrupt enter upped intuit 'into' it marriage merge (a slur!) masticate Mess took, ate. Meniere's disease mean ears-dizzies obsolescence 'hopped', so less since ostracism "Oust!"-racism (Race is a metaphor for any out-group.) overthrown Over, Throne! parall els pair all l 's. (///) parody parroty (a 'sort of copy) philanthropies Fill, and throw peas. (Get rich then share tiny portions.) precious 'priceous' (nonce anagram) purchase P erch us. (a stable grip or foothold) reign rein (Rulers hold the reins, but can't rein rain!) repugnance reap ugh!-ness respite rest pit revise re-vies a rout Are out. rowers re oars scrap 'S crap. scene seen seel seal (seel = to 'seal' or sew eyelids together) shriek sheer'Eek!' sycophancy Sicko fan see. too two wail "Oooh!" ail Wonderland wand-o'er land wretched ratshit Zea mays See a maize, (a corny definition) 2. ~ANTONYMS a mod Am odd. amigo am ego apple up pull (Notwen discovers antigravity! Contrast same pun in part 3.) askew as cue attention a tense-shun aural oral (perfect partners!) availed have failed belonging Be longing. "bit chilly" Bitch illy, (opposites in degree) bomb balm chilly chilli/chili commotion calm ocean conquer concur (This is an antonym forced into being a synonym.) decide de-side Don't join either side. (But that's still a decision.) egalitarian ego lit Aryan flag wave Flag, waive. Glad to see you're back. Glad to see your back! (from WW 04-79, Few Say So) heartily hardly hybrid high-bred more 'M o'er. (antonym, am finished, no more; or synonym, over and above the original amount) mystifying mist-defying O-n-e! Oh, any. persevere Pursue? Veer! pure "pew!"-er (ant.: clean vs. stinky; or syn.: pure (3) = puer, to bate (leather) in dog shit <L. clean!) raze raise right angle wry tangle rode rowed trade to raid wholly holey 3. PUNS and JOKES How to Double the Meaning of Life pp. 122-40 offers more funny puns, a few repeated here. alas and alack a lass and a lack (unrequited love) ancestors (and sister's) anorexic an' a wreck, sick apple up pull (the unopposite meaning) arithmetic a rhythm attack Arms race harms Race! a Sister assister (to needy, Church, Mom Superior) aspersions "Ass Persians!" (Trump, et al.) assail ass-ail attaching at hatching (imprinting, eg in ducks) audacious Awed, eh? Shush! Aware Awe wear. (Enlightenment) awry (Or I?) bar fad barf ad cache cash (mattress stuff) capitalism "Kaput all!" is 'em. (Greed conquers all In our sheep-eat-sheep world.) clothes minded (a narrow interest in fashion only) collide-o-scope (a cyclotron > fancy patterns) dame "d' aim" (hetero male and lesbian view) Dive urge. "Diverge!" (a bridge suicide and an interventionist's plea) ecstatic ex-static ("My soul's so happy that I can't sit down.") Eiffel Tower site eyeful t' our sight enemy Inner me? exegesis exit Jesus ('modernist' Bible scholarship) a fire if ire floe flow Forever endeavour! (amen) furniture fur-nit chewer (cat's definition) geriatric "cheery hat trick!" (growing old happily, triply magic!) hairy parent heir apparent Home and Away Hormone a way! (Oz TV series mostly about young people and their hormones) humerus "humorous?" (The funny bone is part of the humerus.) impregnation him per "egg nation" (He gets the egg dividing and multiplying.) idolatry a dollar tree ingrown toenail In groan-tone ail. lackeys lack ease (not free, 'bonded') laissez faire lazy fare (pun: both are do-nothings) libel (liable!) "line" (lyin'!) (ad line, Party line, pick-up line) melancholy melon/collie (Lassie's love for Jack O'Lantern was unrequited. Jack just sat there with a stupid grin on his face.) Pumpkin & melons are gourds. millet Mill it. miniskirt Many's curt. Minister Many stir. (But it seems that most of them would rather sleep.) morning mourning (mourning after night before) mortar fire mortifier nonagenarian nonage a-naryin' ("I deny all claims that I'm underage," said the ninety-something.) nuisance new cents (Damn decimal change!) pertinaceous Puritan, eh? Shush! (stubbornly righteous) philosophise "Fill ossifies." phloem flow 'em (It 'flows' the sap and sugars down the plant from the leaves.) placenta place enter (where mother enters fetus) politics Poly-tricks! propaganda "proper gander" (It says.) raucous raw cuss relax "Real" axe. (Cool it, get unreal!) revolution 'Reb illusion!' (reactionary reaction) road bed Rode bad? (where roads + many bad or sleepy drivers go to 'rest') sacrilegious sack religious (worshipping the bed on Sunday morning) sarcasm sour chasm seminary "Semen? Nary!" (where one learns the celibacy rule of priesthood) senior seen yore SF as if (science fiction) smart "some art!" State Government Stay gum men! (Strine pronunciation; gum tree men--except they're not, with little interest in gum tree preservation.) surrender "Sir!" ender surreptitious syruped issues (hiding the truth behind sweet-talking euphemisms) Tortoise "taught" us (Aesop via Lewis Carroll) upmarket Up-mark it. vilify "Villain--fie!" Watch it! "What?" (... "Shit!" ) And if you don't like my puns, You ask for it, you ass fart! 4. MULTIPLES, all types [a]=antonyms A noise --an "Oyez!"--annoys. ascetic acidic acetic aesthetic (Words 2 and 3 are related.) aside as hide a sighed aside (First aside is an adverb, second a noun.) "astute!" as toot "as tute" (self-praise) bastard bad-stirred 'bass turd' censor sin seer, 'sincere since hear sins here' (e.g., confessional) co-incomes Coin comes; coin comes, commends Come-ins! = endorsement 'In' door's meant. consummating Cons "a mating"--con summiting. diarrhea dire rear (derriere) disgust 'Tis cussed! (Discussed?) embarrassed I'm bare assed. evanescence even as sense heaven essence existence acts' extents (Acts is tense!) (It isn't easy being a Being.) faults false falls (1 and 2 are related.) fillip 'fill up'--feel 'up' flight full height, feel light Illinois 1. ill annoy; 2. ill-annoy (1 Peeve the sick and poorly. 2 Fail to peeve anyone.) industries In 'dust trees' end us trees. innocence 'in know' since in, know sense [a] I see . Icy eyes ee. (ee = eye [vb,n.], Scot.) mystical 'Myth's tickle' (Mis-tickle?) optimistic Opt a mystic. Hopped a mis-tick? officious offish us, oft vicious pacifist 1. Passivest patsy fist! 2. Pass a fist! (1. warmongers' definition; 2. pacifist's definition) persuade peer-swayed (Purse-swayed?) philosopher 'Fill us off Her full awes offer.' ('Her' is the muse of philosophy.) punch line punnish line (punish line?) psi's size-sighs (Size isn't everything!) qualified 'Coup' all I've eyed, Co. wall I fied. Coup is a nonce verb, conquer. The company wall is the job requirements, easy enuf that I mocked them. rejects reach ex (Rejections reach X shuns.) retail re tale retell robber baron Rob her barren, raw Barbarian! rode 'Rowed' road. senile scene I'll see n' I'll see Nile, sea 'n isle. sophistry = softest tree; artistry = hardest tree (... to climb.) squeamish squirmish-screamish surveillance Serve'veil lens'. (Serve aliens?) theism "Thee"-ism (Theist "Thee" yessed.) treats t' her: eats, 'true' eats! "We wee wee-wee." My child's first full sentence. Note the use of We, not I--it does Papa proud. "Why not?" Why knot? Whine not! Wonderland Wand-o'er, lend one dear land.