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Connotation Denotation Worksheet 2 (1).docx

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Name: ____________________________________ Period: _____________ Date: ________________ DENOTATION/CONNOTATION EXERCISES I. For each pair of words and a phrase, list the one that is positive in the “Positive Connotation” category, the one that is negative in the “Negative Connotation” category, and the phrase that is a more neutral definition for both words in the "Denotation" column. Which is better? ...or Is the glass half empty or half full? Your Choices: 1. gaze, look steadily, stare 2. fragrance, odor, a smell sensed by the olfactory nerve 3. brainwash, persuade, influence one way or another 4. delayed, not on time, tardy 5. somewhat interested, nosy, curious 6. lazily, without haste, leisurely 7. ask of someone, demand, request 8. gathering, a large group, mob 9. slim, skinny, less than average build 10. discuss with others, debate, argue 11. observe, watch, spy 12. a young age, youthful, immature 13. not having a care, irresponsible, carefree, 14. unique, not commonly found, strange 15. find, detect, snoop 16. inexpensive, fairly priced, or cheap 17. isolation, privacy, having an opportunity to be alone 18.
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