The words riposte, repost sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do riposte, repost sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: riposte, repost are homophones of the English language.
To post again
To riposte: to strike back after parrying an attack
Sports A quick thrust given after parrying an opponent's lunge in fencing.
A retaliatory action, maneuver, or retort.
To make a return thrust.
To retort quickly.
Definitions from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License, from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.