The words squaller, squalor sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do squaller, squalor sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: squaller, squalor are homophones of the English language.
One who squalls; a crier, complainer, or bad singer.
A filthy and wretched condition or quality.
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.