Lexicon Geeks

Word Game

Get ready to build your vocabulary! Test your stored knowledge and vocabulary skills before researching words online or in the dictionary.

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce students to new words in an effort to help them build a robust vocabulary. The more words you know the easier it will be to communicate with others.

Directions:

1. Type a word that begins with the letter S and ends with the letter E in the Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment section below.

2. Select any three unfamiliar words from the list we have provided below or any three unfamiliar words that other participants have shared. Google the words to learn their definitions. Then, write three simple sentences for each of the new words you’ve learned.

3. If you select a word that you don’t know how to pronounce, Google the word. Usually, there will be a megaphone icon next to the Googled word. Click on the megaphone icon to listen to the word’s correct pronunciation.

4. If a word has multiple meanings then how are people supposed to differentiate what definition is applicable?

Answer: Context clues are hints found within a sentence, paragraph or passage that a reader can use to understand the meanings of new or unfamiliar words.

Readers will need to especially pay attention to context clues. Doing so will allow them to be able to decide upon the appropriate definition to fit the context in which the word is being used.

5. Pay it forward by sharing your sentences in the Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment section below (keep scrolling down).

Let’s get started. I’ll start:

• surveillance

• seigniorage

• speculative

• subjugate

• syndicate

• suffrage

• syndrome

• scuffle

• splurge

• stopple

• smudge

• seethe

• serene

• sleaze

• stance

• salivate

• sniffle

• sabotage

• spiracle

• sanguine

There are over 700,000 words in the English language. It is virtually impossible to know the meaning of every word or even how to correctly pronounce them.

Always remember, it’s okay if you don’t know the definition of a word the first time you hear it. But frequent practice will make your comprehension and pronunciation much better.

Remember to relax while you are learning new words. Doing so will help make learning fun and much easier. Plus, our staff is here to assist you in learning more.

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 your syntax.

Please review The 4 Types of Sentences workshop in our Basic Rules of Grammar category. At the very bottom of this page, you will find a search bar section where you can type in the words – The 4 Types of Sentences – to find the workshop and other helpful workshops.

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