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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #210 on: June 12, 2011, 12:54:48 AM »
Back again!!!! Here are my answers for those words:

1. Frolicsome: playful, frisky, frivolous, spirited, lively.
2. Frugality: thrift, stringiness, persimony, prudence.
3. Fulsome: flattering, excessive, effusive.
4. Fulcrum: pivot, hingi, swivol.
5. Furtive: secret, sly, cautious, stealthy.

tough words....Mam....!! Need an explanation.....Thanks Mam.
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #211 on: June 15, 2011, 02:36:09 PM »
1. Frolicsome: (adj) prankish, gay...The frolicsome puppy tried to lick the face of its master.
2. Frugality:(N) thrift, economy...In these economically difficult days businesses must practice frugality.
3. Fulsome: (Adj) disgustingly excessive,...His fulsome praise annoyed his listeners.
4. Fulcrum: (N)s upport on which a lever rests...If we use this stone as a fulcrum, we may be able to move this boulder.
5. Furtive: (Adj) sneaky, stealthy...Noticing the furtive glance the customer gave the diamond bracelet on the counter.


@ goodboy..hope this post'll help u :)
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #212 on: June 15, 2011, 02:40:07 PM »
Few words for today:

1. desultory
2. deterrent
3.detonation
4.detraction
5.detrimental
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #213 on: June 16, 2011, 09:33:52 PM »
1. desultory-   random , aimless, chance, chaotic, deviating
2. deterrent-   impediment, restraint
3.detonation-      explosion, bang, blast, blow-up, blowout, boom, discharge, ignition
4.detraction-      misrepresentation; slander
5.detrimental-     damaging,adverse, bad, baleful, deleterious,


OrAnGe TaReK
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #214 on: June 18, 2011, 03:03:16 PM »
good job orange :)
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #215 on: June 18, 2011, 03:05:43 PM »
Some new words:

1. ensconce
2. entity
3. entomplogy
4. entreat
5. etymology
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #216 on: June 18, 2011, 03:15:46 PM »
QUIZ! QUIZ!! QUIZ!!!

Please go through Orange Tarek's last post and pick the words to fill the following blanks:

1. The _______ of the bomb could be heard miles away.
2. He is offended by your frequent _______ of his ability as a leader.
3. The candidate's acceptance of major financial contributions from a well-known racist ultimately proved _____ to his campaign.
4. In prison Malcom X set himself the task of reading straight through the dictionary; to him, reading was purposeful, not ________.
5. Dose the threat of capital punishment serve as a _______ to potential killers?
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #217 on: June 18, 2011, 11:34:07 PM »
Ans. for the quiz:

1. detonation
2. detraction
3. detrimental
4. desultory
5. deterrent
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #218 on: June 19, 2011, 02:09:42 PM »
well done goodboy!!

Let's wait for the word meanings.



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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #219 on: June 22, 2011, 03:52:40 PM »
W/M:

1. ensconce: settle comfortably
2. entity: real being
3. entomology: study of insects
4. entreat: plead, ask earnestly
5. etymology: study of word parts
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #220 on: June 22, 2011, 04:05:50 PM »
Another quiz:

Go through the last post and find out the word for the blanks:

1. A knowledge of ________ can help you on many English tests. If you know what the roots and prefixes mean, you can determine the meanings of unfamiliar words.

2. Now that their children were __________ safely in the private school, the jet setting parents decided to leave for Europe.

3. Tarek found __________ the most annoying part of his biology course.

4.  She ______her father to let her stay out till midnight.

5. As soon as the charter was adopted, The UN became  an _________ and had to be considered as a factor in world diplomacy.
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #221 on: June 22, 2011, 04:10:15 PM »
Some new words:

1. gibe
2. gnome
3. ghastly
4. glossary
5. gory
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #222 on: June 23, 2011, 09:45:46 AM »
Quize/ans:
1. etymology
2. ensconced
3. entomology
4. entreated
5. entity
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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #223 on: June 23, 2011, 01:38:40 PM »
Well done goodboy:)

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Re: Power your vocabulary
« Reply #224 on: June 23, 2011, 03:16:44 PM »
W/M:

1. gibe: mock
2. gnome: dwarf, underground spirit
3. ghastly: horrible
4. glossary: brief explanation of wordsused in the text
5. gory: bloody
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