The words resting , wresting sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do resting , wresting sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: resting , wresting are homophones of the English language.
Occurring during a state of inactivity.
In a temporary phase of not growing, dividing, or being active.
a. & n. from <xref urlencoded="rest">rest</xref>, v. t. & i.
a spore in certain orders of algæ, which remains quiescent, retaining its vitality, for long periods of time.
Present participle of <xref>wrest</xref>.
Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition., from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English., from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.