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.

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

Directions:

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

2. If you ever come across a word that you don’t know how to pronounce, google the word. Usually, there will be a blue or black colored megaphone next to the word googled. Click on the megaphone to listen to the correct pronunciation of the word.

3. Select two new words, that you have learned from this game and on a sheet of paper, write two simple sentences for each of words. Please post your answers in the leave a reply/ leave a comment section below (keep scrolling down).

Example

1. Peculiar = subject word

A. ordinary | common | similar

B. familiar | vehicular | particular

C. aberrant | unique | anomalous

D.  attractive | original | appealing

Here is an example of how your answer should be written in the leave a reply/ leave a comment section below:

Correct Answer

C

1. aberrant

2. anomalous

• Joseph’s lawless, aberrant lifestyle lead to his tragic demise.

• Noah’s conniving, aberrant behavior was condemned by his entire family.

• The anomalous winter weather this year has crippled traffic on all of the city’s roads and highways, here in Georgia.

• Tiffany’s husband assumed something was troubling her, because of her sudden anomalous late night eating habits. 

Now it’s time to play the game.

1. Sequacious = subject word

A. independent | original | refractory

B. following | compliant | servile

C. pugnacious | efficacious | loquacious

D.  sequester | integrate | imitate

2. Anathema = subject word

A. anthem | apprehension | nervousness

B. tarantula | Africa | taffeta

C. love | benediction | blessing

D. aversion | antipathy | detestation

Please share your answers in the leave a reply/ leave a comment section below (keep scrolling down). A member of our teaching staff will provide helpful feedback on the answers and sentences you provide.

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