Home noun ones own dwelling place the house or

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Unformatted text preview: r. THE PREVIOUS LESSON focused on strategies for finding the meaning of words by looking closely at their context, or surroundings. In this lesson, you’ll learn to identify subtle differences in the meanings of words that may seem quite similar at first. At first glance, many words seem to convey the same thought, but upon closer inspection, you’ll discover that this is not always the case. Words can mean very different things. We describe a word’s meaning by using these two categories: Denotation: the literal, dictionary definition of a word. Connotation: the suggested, emotional, cultural, or implied meaning of a word. 36 tools for building word power Think about two simple words we all know and often use: home and house. Dictionary definitions of these words are quite similar: house (noun): a structure serving as an abode for human beings. home (noun): one’s own dwelling place; the house or structure in which one lives; especially the house in which one lives with one’s fami...
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