1 SLL1002S: Word Power Week II of Emergency Remote Teaching: 10thAugust –14thAugust • Read pages 13 - 21 of your Word Power textbook. •Please review PowerPoint 2 and then listen to the associated audio file –you may read transcript if you prefer. • Attempt to answer all exercises in the chapter –you will find the model answers below –ONLY check on them once you have attempted the answer on your own. Exercise 1, page 18: SABC - initialism horrendous - affixation homework - compound sitcom - blend to skype - conversion ID - initialism bookkeeper - compound to mushroom - conversion online - compound motherboard - compound mob - clipping scuba - acronym USB - initialism obsess –conversion [from obsession > verb] smog - blend crossword - compound Facebook - compound goodbye - blend balaclava - toponym zoo - clipping babysitter - compound mainframe - compound app - clipping skyscraper - compound syphilis - eponym laser - acronym [= Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation] rugby - toponym blog - clipping advertorial –blend SARS –acronym
2 Exercise 2, page 19:Fascist n. 1. a follower of fascism, an authoritarian and nationalistic right wing system of government; 2. a person with extreme right wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice. [It fascismo f. fascio bundle, group, f. L fascis bundle] The symbol of authority in ancient Rome were the fasces, cylindrical bundles of elm or birch rods. Projecting from the rods was the blade of an axe. The fasces were carried by lictors who were the attendants/bodyguards of the Roman consuls and praetors who were the most powerful magistrates in Ancient Rome. The rods and axe symbolized their authority to punish or execute criminals. The Italian word fascio came to mean a politically united group, e.g. agrarian trade unions. In 1919, Benito Mussolini united a group of disgruntled socialists, anarchists, restless revolutionaries and unemployed veterans into a force known as the Fasci di Combattimento, using the ancient Roman fasces as its symbol (Mussolini particularly admired the Roman general and statesman, Julius Caesar). Later Mussolini’s movement became known as Fascismo, comprising of followers who were called Fascisti. Dismal adj. 1. depressing, miserable, sombre, dreary; 2. inf. pitifully or disgracefully bad. [ME dismals, n., unlucky days, f. OF dis mal f. L. dies mali, evil days] Besides saints’ days, holy days and festivals, medieval calendars designated two days in every month as dismals, ‘evil/unlucky days’. These were also called Egyptian days, said to be the result of ancient studies done by Egyptian astrologers. The modern adjectival use with the sense of ‘depressing’, ‘miserable’ developed in the seventeenth century. Swastika n. 1. a religious symbol in the shape of a Greek cross; 2. with clockwise arms, this was the emblem of Hitler's Nazi party.