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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #165 on: April 15, 2011, 02:29:51 PM »
orange tarek is back.. :)
here's my answers :



1. Ratify-accredit, approve, authenticate,  bear  out,  bind, bless, certify, commission, confirm, consent,
2. Holocaust-annihilation, carnage, catastrophe, devastation, extermination, 
3. Jolt-knock, knock  over,  lay  out,  perturb, rock, shake,
4. Idyllic-Arcadian,  bucolic, charming, comfortable
5. Ken-acumen, apprehending, apprehension, attention

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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #166 on: April 16, 2011, 02:07:15 PM »
Welcome back Orange Tarek!!  :)

Today's words:

1. Oust
2.Pervade
3.Torpid
4.Zany
5.Canny
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #167 on: April 19, 2011, 11:49:59 AM »
Very inspiring. Students need to expand their vocabulary.When they discover that their vocabulary is expanding, they feel encouraged and motivated to learn the foreign language.
To my mind, vocabulary and structures should be taught in context, not in isolation.Right?
Thank you.

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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #168 on: April 19, 2011, 02:39:25 PM »
Thank you Irina Miss for your suggestion. It's really nice to find valuable comments on 'Power Your Vocabulary' from an experienced teacher like you.  I also feel that vocabulary with context helps the students to understand it's usage. Sometimes I use context, specillay in quizzes. I'll be a bit regular to show the words in context.  
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #169 on: April 19, 2011, 03:57:47 PM »
Word Meanings:
1. Oust : Dismiss, Though out
2.Pervade: Permeate, Saturate
3.Torpid : Lethargic, Sluggish
4.Zany :Crazy, Comic
5.Canny:Crafty, Clever, Shrewd

Now put the words in the following blanks:

1. He is walking slowly. He seems to me a _____ type of guy.
2. She always talks in an amusing way. She knows to make ____ humour.
3. Mr. Zaman is known to us as a _____ politician.
4. The rebels finally managed to _____ the King from power.
5.The entire house was ______ by a sour smell.
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #170 on: April 19, 2011, 04:03:52 PM »
Here are some new words:

1.Dampen
2.Feat
3.Gash
4.Hoax
5.Idiosyncrasy
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #171 on: April 23, 2011, 04:54:08 PM »
Answers:

1.Dampen: Make wet, Moisten
2.Feat: Achievement, Accomplishment
3.Gash:Wound, Slash out
4.Hoax:Trick, Prank
5.Idiosyncrasy:Peculiarity, Eccentricity 

The answer of the fill in the blanks:
1. torpid
2. zany
3.canny
4.oust
5.pervaded
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #172 on: April 23, 2011, 04:56:37 PM »
Today's words:

1.Juvenile
2.Mimicry
3.Opulence
4.Plausible
5.Quiver
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #173 on: April 30, 2011, 03:14:59 PM »
After a loooooooonnnng break let's explore the meaning of the following words:

1.Juvenile:Adolescent, Young
2.Mimicry:Camouflage, Imitation
3.Opulence:Wealth, Affluence
4.Plausible:Reasonable, Believable
5.Quiver:Shiver, Tremble

Can anyone show me how those words are applied in sentences?
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #174 on: April 30, 2011, 03:16:54 PM »
New words:

1. Raid
2. Unblemished
3. Waddle
4. Yelp
5. Zealot
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #175 on: May 04, 2011, 02:48:24 PM »
Let's explore the meanings:

1. Raid:Attack, Foray
2. Unblemished: Flawless, Perfect
3. Waddle: Stagger
4. Yelp : Scream, Shout
5. Zealot: Fanatic, Bigot
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #176 on: May 04, 2011, 02:50:29 PM »
New words:

1. Dangle
2. Ebb
3. Hubbub
4. Nod
5. Gibe
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #177 on: May 07, 2011, 06:13:08 PM »
W/M:

1. Dangle: Suspend, Hang
2. Ebb : Decay, Fade, Diminish
3. Hubbub : Uproar, Noise
4. Nod : Consent, Approve
5. Gibe : Deride, Ridicule, Mock
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #178 on: May 07, 2011, 06:15:02 PM »
New words:

1. Vindicate
2. Shun
3. Regimen
4. Transfix
5. Posterity
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #179 on: May 09, 2011, 03:01:45 PM »
W/M:
1. Vindicate: Justify, Support
2. Shun: Avoid, Eschew
3. Regimen: Treatment
4. Transfix: Pierce, Impale
5. Posterity: Offspring, Descendant
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