Building Vocabulary

Auspicious Learners

Word Game

One of the ways we build vocabulary is by word association. The goal of this word association game, is to help our participants make connections between words.

Directions:

Synonym = a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language.

1. Select the group of words that are synonyms of the subject word listed below. For this game, participants are encouraged to use google and or the dictionary to ascertain unfamiliar word definitions.

2. Select two new words, that you have learned from this game and write two sentences correctly using the word. Please post your answers in the comment section below on our website.

Example

Happy (subject word)

A. peaceful | pacifist | pacific

B. giddy | ecstatic | euphoric

C. beam | grin | twinkle

D. cheerful | jovial | blissful

Correct answer

D

The two new words I learned from this game, are pacifist and jovial.

• The pacifist was commended by his supervisor for being a peacemaker.

• Jonathan’s jovial personality created a calm and refreshing atmosphere.

Now it’s time to play the game.

Opine

A. argue | expostulate | assert

B. pessimistic | hopeless  | downbeat

C. comment | remark | weigh- in

D.  gossip | quidnunc | hearsay

Conciliatory

A. appeasing | mollify | conciliate

B. accept | have | take

C. nonconcur | disagree | differ

D. conceal | hide | cache

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