Affinity for Adjectives

Word Game

Adjectives describe or modify the meaning of nouns and pronouns to make them more specific.

Examples:

• Justin’s selfish attitude resulted in him not wearing a protective face mask while shopping in the grocery store.

selfish = adjective being used to describe Justin
Justin = noun

Here is another example:

They are a bunch of fatuous fools who refuse to wear face masks when out in public.

fatuous = adjective being used to modify the pronoun
They = pronoun

Fatuous definition = If you describe a person, action or remark as fatuous, you think that they are extremely silly; showing a lack of intelligence or thought.

Collins Dictionary

Directions:

1. Select the adjective word group.

2. It’s extremely important that you know how to correctly pronounce a word. Google a word that you don’t know how to pronounce. Usually, there will be a megaphone next to the Googled word. Click on the megaphone to listen to the word’s correct pronunciation.

3. Use Google or a dictionary to learn each adjective word definition.

4. Write (2) compound sentences for each of the (3) three listed adjectives.

5. A compound sentence is (2) two (or more) independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction or semicolon.

 Example/Practice Game

A. sentiment • salubriousness • skittishness (nouns)

B. skittishly • salubriously • snarkily (adverbs)

C. secularize • smirking • stammer (verbs)

D. salubrious • saturnine • snarky (adjectives)

Here is an example of how your answer should be written:

Correct Answer

D. This is the adjective word group.

1. Justin is a salubrious baseball player, and he enjoys spending time with his family. (Compound Sentence)

2. The salubrious vegetarian gave an amazing speech, and the crowd applauded graciously.  (Compound Sentence)

3. The saturnine old man cried profusely, but his spirit was lifted whenever his grandson Justin called him on the telephone.  (Compound Sentence)

4. The saturnine old man refused to eat his breakfast, so his nurse called his grandson Justin. (Compound Sentence)

5. Justin’s grandfather was a bit rude and snarky with his nurse, but eventually he realized that she cared deeply and only wanted to help him. (Compound Sentence)

6. Her flagrant falsehoods and snarky responses to the reporter’s questions created a hostile atmosphere, so all the reporters walked out of the White House briefing in solidarity. (Compound Sentence)

Now, it’s time to play the game.

Game 1

Directions:

1. Select the adjective word group.

2. It’s extremely important that you know how to correctly pronounce a word. Google a word that you don’t know how to pronounce. Usually, there will be a megaphone next to the Googled word. Click on the megaphone to listen to the word’s correct pronunciation.

3. Use Google or a dictionary to learn each of the adjective word definitions.

4. Write (2) two compound sentences for each of the adjectives listed.

A. mitigate • motivate • maintain

B. momentarily •  mendaciously • manipulatively

C. mischievous • munificent • meticulous

D. matriarch • moustache • mortification

Game 2

Directions:

1. Select the adjective word group.

2. It’s extremely important that you know how to correctly pronounce a word. Google a word that you don’t know how to pronounce. Usually, there will be a megaphone next to the Googled word. Click on the megaphone to listen to the word’s correct pronunciation.

3. Use Google or a dictionary to learn each of the adjective word definitions.

4. Write (2) two compound sentences for each of the adjectives listed.

A. reimbursement • revenue • region

B. remorseless • resplendent • revered

C. recklessly • rapaciously • reprehensibly

D. rationalize • reimburse • restrain

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