One of the ways in which we build vocabulary is by word association. The goal of this word association game is to help our participants make connections between words.
A Synonym is 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. Google any word you come across that you don’t know how to pronounce. Usually, there will be a blue or black colored megaphone next to the Googled word. Click on the megaphone to listen to the word’s correct pronunciation.
3. Select two new words that you have learned from this game. Using a new sheet of paper, write two compound sentences for each of those words. Afterwards, 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. Veracious = subject word
A. flirtatious | gracious | spacious (words that rhyme)
B. accurate | honest | authentic (synonyms)
C. varicose | distended | tumescent (looks similar + the words synonyms)
D. collapsed | deflated | detumescent (near antonyms)
Here is an example of how your answer should be written in the Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment section below:
• Tina was accurate in her news reporting, and her journalism work has been recognized across the country. (Compound sentence)
• Because Tina is an authentic black woman, some of her non-minority co-workers envy her work ethics. (Complex sentence)
• Tina’s news reporting is always accurate. (Simple sentence)
• Despite Tina’s genial personality and authentic spirit, her non-minority co-workers constantly lampoon her simply because she is a black woman, so in addition to being a minority, Tina also has to endure sexism from her white male colleagues. (Compound-complex sentence)
Now it’s time to play the game.
1. Lampoon = subject word
A. support | applaud | praise
B. lamp | flashlight | lantern
C. mock | ridicule | satirize
D. prune | clip | crop
2. Gobbledygook = subject word
A. hook | book | cook
B. sense | truth | logical
C. gibberish | prattle | jabberwocky
D. bafflegab | gibberish | rigmarole
We hope you enjoyed this reading and writing workshop.
Please review The 4 Sentence Types writing workshop in our Basic Rules of Grammar category.
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