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.


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. Afterward please type and post your answers in the leave a reply/ leave a comment section below (keep scrolling down).

4. In the comment section below, a member of our teaching staff will provide helpful feedback on the answers and sentences you provide. If you have any questions related to this workshop, please feel free to post them below.


1. Jealous = subject word

A. admire | esteem | respect

B. reckless | precious | helpless

C. jaundiced | envious | invidious

D.  calm | tranquil | serene

Here is an example of how your answer should be written in the Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment section below:

Correct Answer


1. Jaundiced

2. Invidious

• Some people born with intersex biological variations are jaundiced against the government because Congress doesn’t recognize them in law. (Compound sentence)

• Because Heather was falsely accused of shoplifting by the store’s manager, she developed a jaundiced attitude towards the company. (Complex sentence)

• My co-workers invidious comments about African Americans were cruel and racist. (Simple sentence)

• Donavan’s knew that his erratic and invidious behavior would infuriate his in-laws and his wife during the funeral service, so he decided to annoy them and laughed during the service. (Compound-complex sentence).

Now it’s time to play the game!

1. Garrulous = subject word

A. joyful | happy | cheerful

B. reticent | concise | taciturn

C. perilous | querulous | worriless

D. voluble | loquacious | chatty

2. Elucidate = subject word

A. obscure | fuliginous | obfuscate

B. elicit | evoke | inspire

C. participate | compensate | mandate

D. clarify | explain | simplify

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