Over the next few months, I'm going to be posting about some common words that can be confusing.
Elicit is a verb that means to evoke.
The telemarketing phone calls elicited no response from the homeowner.
Illicit is an adjective that means illegal.
She dumped her boyfriend because of his illicit drug habit.
Note: Elicit and evoke both begin with the same letter, as do illicit and illegal.