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Unformatted text preview: nyms (opposite words) include: sweet: sour, salty, bitter, spicy different: same, similar, alike asleep: awake, alert, waking, conscious run: walk, stumble, hop, stand still easy: difﬁcult, hard, complicated 2. Knowing Synonyms. Possible synonyms (same or very similar words) include: strange: odd, weird, alien, uncommon, unusual rude: ill-behaved, ill-mannered, vulgar, inconsiderate, impolite correct: right, appropriate, true, valid enormous: large, gigantic, huge rule: nouns: law, principle, regulation; verbs: legislate, reign, govern, run 3. Using the Correct Homonym 1. grate 2. beach 3. soles 4. stationary 5. waste L E S S O N 2 tools and techniques for learning new words
The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
—GEORGE ELIOT (1819–1880) PEN NAME OF MARY ANN EVANS, ENGLISH NOVELIST This lesson introduces a variety of useful resources to help you improve your word power. You’ll also learn vocabulary building techniques and tricks to help you in both written and spoken...
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This document was uploaded on 11/30/2013.
- Fall '13