Wordzone – April 2014

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Words of mirth

One of the most light hearted days of the year, April Fools’ Day or All Fools’ Day is celebrated as a day when people play harmless pranks on each other. In the past, April 1 was associated with the changing of the seasons and the beginning of a new calendar.

Choose the option that is closest in meaning to the main word and complete the sentence.

1. Blithe (blahyth)
Regardless of the obstacles she faced, Emma always maintained a ____attitude.
(a) confused (b) joyous (c) serious

2. Exultant (ig-zuhl-tnt)
The winner of the talent show was ____ and repeatedly thanked his supporters for their votes.
(a) elated (b) lonely (c) surprised

3. Buoyant (boi-uhnt)
Researches have concluded that women who engage in retail therapy are often in a ____ mood
(a) distressed (b) pugnacious (c) cheerful

4. Gladsome (glad-suhm)
The school children sang ____ songs for the residents of the old age home.
(a) classical (b) happy (c) romantic

5. Chipper (chip-er)
Adam, usually ____ and confident was nervous on the first day of his final exams.
(a) upbeat (b) depressed (c) brave

Answers:
1. B, 2. A, 3. C, 4. B, 5. A

Word Pyramid
The clues will help you find the answers to complete the word pyramid. Each answer must contain the previous answer. You may arrange the words with a new letter. Hint: Start from the top

1. Five hundred in Roman numerals
2. Doctor’s degree
3. Aswan, Bhakra and Hoover
4. A title for the mistress of the house
5. A reward especially in a sporting event
6. Another word for middle
7. To speak passionately against something

Answers:
MD, DAM, DAME, MEDAL, MEDIAL, DECLAIM

 

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