The words reciting, resighting sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do reciting, resighting sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: reciting, resighting are homophones of the English language.
To list or enumerate.
To repeat or utter aloud (something rehearsed or memorized), especially before an audience.
To relate in detail. See Synonyms at describe.
To deliver a recitation.
Present participle of resight.
Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition, 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.