The adjective poor means needy, impoverished, inadequate, or inferior.
As a noun, pore means a small opening, especially in an animal or plant. The verb pore means to read or study carefully.
The verb pour means to dispense a drink or other substance.
- Abby planted yuccas in her garden because nothing else would grow in the poor soil.
- The carbon dioxide storage method injects the gas into the microscopic pores of reservoir sediments 800 meters underground.
- Merdine pored over the rules, searching for a loophole.
- "Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
(a) "____ down your warmth, great sun!" (Walt Whitman)
(b) My doctor encouraged me to ____ over the small print on the medicine label.
(c) Some types of make-up can block _____ and cause spots.
(d) A rich person who needed a kidney could buy one, but a _____ person could not.