Auspicious Learners

Word Game

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.

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. 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. Canard =  subject word

A. bard | hard | marred (words that rhyme)

B. rumor | gossip | hearsay (synonym)

C. candid | frank | outspoken (looks similar + the words are synonyms to one another)

D. truth | honesty | fact (antonyms)

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

Correct Answer


1. marred

2. candid

• David was bad at cooking, so the dinner was marred and inedible. (Compound sentence)

• Although David tried his best to plan a lovely family vacation, a hurricane marred the weekend.  (Complex sentence)

• David’s candid personality impressed the Judges. (Simple sentence)

• Though David was usually very candid, he was new in town, so he kept his head down. (Compound-complex sentence)

In the above examples, we’ve provided the four English sentence types as examples, so that you get a visual of how each different sentence type should be structured.

Now it is time to play the game.

1. Draconian = subject word

A. charitable | lenient | merciful

B. plutonian | ionian | babylonian

C. dragon | basilisk | wyvern

D. harsh | extreme | cruel

2. Compunction = subject word

A. attrition | remorse | shame

B. compute | evaluate | assess

C. disdain | mercilessness | indifference

D. function | dysfunction | conjunction

Once you have completed this assignment, please review The 4 Sentence Types workshop in our Basic Rules of Grammar category.

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