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Unformatted text preview: ds can carry complicated meanings, it’s important for you to be sensitive to their possible connotations. The more connotations you know, the stronger your word power will be. P R AC T I C E 1 : I D E N T I F Y I N G C O M M O N WO R D C O N N OTAT I O N S Read the following sets of words, and then write each word in the appropriate column according to the connotation, or association, it has for you and your friends. 1. thin, plump, fat, slim 2. chatty, quiet, talkative, moody 3. snooty, friendly, vain, proud 4. shack, residence, apartment, condo create meaning from connotations 37 Positive Connotations Negative Connotations Neutral Connotations How many words did you write in the neutral column? Did you hesitate about certain words? Is it fair to conclude that most words you use have a connotative meaning at least slightly different from their denotative meanings? SAY I N G E X AC T LY W H AT YO U M E A N Whenever you speak or write, be aware of any connotations of the words you use. As you know, the word...
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