Munificent

Munificent

Definition:

1. extremely liberal in giving; very generous

2. very generous with money

3. showing great generosity

If you give your best friend a bracelet for her birthday, then you’re a good friend. If you give her a diamond bracelet, a racehorse, and an oil well, then you’re a munificent friend, meaning you are very lavish when it comes to giving gifts.

– Vocabulary Dictionary

Part of Speech (POS):

adjective

Why is it important to know a word’s part of speech?

Answer:

Understanding the different parts of speech is important for understanding how words work and how words can and should be joined to make sentences that are grammatically correct.

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.

Synonyms for the word munificent:

Remember, a synonym is a word or phrase that has the exact or near exact definition as another word or phrase.

• bighearted
• bounteous
• charitable
• fulsome
• generous

Other word forms of munificent

munificence = noun

munificently = adverb

Why is knowing various forms of a word important?

Answer:

Knowing the various forms of a word allows the writer to use a word they like in many
ways. This allows for creativity and varied sentence structure, which are important to writing well.

Below are forms of munificent used correctly in different sentence types:

• Despite James parsimonious personality, his wife Joanna is munificent and donates a lot of her own money to charity. (Complex Sentence)

• James was unwilling to give any money to the panhandlers, but his munificent wife Joanna gave each of the panhandlers five dollars each. (Compound Sentence).

• The philanthropist gave generously and the munificence of the donors was on full display at the charity event. (Compound Sentence)

• James is stingy with his money, but his wife Joanna munificently donates a lot of her hard
earned money to charity and she is a beloved member of her community. (Compound-Complex Sentence)

• “My wife is convivial, intelligent and munificent,” said Kevin. (Simple Sentence)

In the above examples, we have provided the four English sentence types as examples to give you a visual of how each sentence type should be structured.

Activity:

1. Write three complex sentences using the word munificent.

A complex sentence is a sentence that contains one independent and at least one dependent clause.

An independent clause is a complete thought that can stand alone as a sentence.

A dependent clause is not a complete thought. It is a sentence that depends on the independent clause.

2. Write two compound sentences using the word munificent.

A compound sentence is a sentence containing two or more independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction or semicolon.

3. Write four simple sentences using the noun, adjective, and adverb word forms for munificent.

4. After proofreading your sentences, type them into the Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment section below (keep scrolling down).

5. 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. 

A member of our teaching staff will provide helpful feedback for the sentences you provide in the comment section below. If you have any questions related to this workshop, please feel free to post those as well.

Writing Tip: Use the word during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word by consistently incorporating it into your vocabulary and writing, the easier it will be to remember the word.

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