Affinity for Adjectives

Word Game 

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

Examples 

• The astonished hiker sat on the wooden bench staring at the arresting colors of the stunning sunset. 

astonished = adjective being used to describe the hiker 

hiker = noun 

wooden = adjective being used to describe the bench 

bench = noun 

arresting = adjective being used to describe the colors 

colors = noun 

stunning = adjective being used to describe the sunset 

sunset = noun 

arresting definition: catching the attention; provoking interest

Here is another example

With the upcoming test, we are all worried. 

worried = adjective being used to modify the pronoun

we = pronoun 

Directions

  1. Select the adjective word group. 
  2. It’s extremely important that you know how to correctly pronounce a word.
  3. 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. 
  4. Use Google or a dictionary to learn each adjective word definition.
  5. Write (2) compound sentences for each of the (3) three listed adjectives. 

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

Example/Practice Game 

A. fauna • fealty • fallacy (nouns) 

B. felicitously • fiendishly• fretfully (adverbs) 

C. fatigue • feign • forfeit (verbs) 

D. facetious • flagrant • fiduciary (adjectives) 

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

Correct Answer 

D. This is the adjective word group. 

• The president’s flagrant behavior led to an impeachment. (Simple Sentence) 

 • The CEO has a fiduciary commitment to the company, so she must work hard to guarantee financial success. (Compound Sentence)

• After hearing the overwhelming evidence, the jury determined the defendant’s comments were facetious. (Complex Sentence) 

• When the teacher noticed the student’s flagrant disregard of the rules, he sent her to the principal’s office, and she received detention. (Compound-Complex Sentence) 

Now, it’s time to play the game. 

Game 1 

Directions

A. palpable • paramount • perpetual 

B. periodically • pragmatically • profusely 

C. parable • pariah • partition 

D. patronize • pan • perpetuate 

Game 2 

A. versatility • vitality • veracity 

B. valiantly • vehemently • viscerally 

C. vague • vehement • Victorian 

D. vary • vilify • vie 

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