Wordzone – February 2014

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Romantic words
The Romantic Era (late 18th century – mid-19th century), dominated by famous poets such as Wordsworth, Blake, Shelley and Keats, focused on love of nature, expressive language and an emphasis on true love and passion. Here are some words that were popularly used by the Romantic poets.

 

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

1. sprightly (sprahyt-lee)
For all his dislike of ragtime music, John could not resist dancing to the ____ tunes of Scott Joplin.
(a) languid (b) lively (c) repulsive

2. clime (klahym )
One of the challenges of studying in another country involves adjusting to a different ____.
(a) climate (b) custom (c) time

3. dight (dahyt)
The children were delighted when their teacher asked them to put way their books and ____ the Christmas tree with ornaments.
(a) wrap (b) conflate (c) adorn

4. rivulet (riv-yuh-lit)
Sitting beside the ____ , the fugitive closed his eyes and reminisced the time he had spent with his family.
(a) brook (b) river (c) gulf

5. yonder (yon-der)
The boys thought they had seen a ghost when the wind blew the fishing net hanging ____ the fence.
(a) beyond (b) closer (c) adjacent

ANSWER
1. B, 2. A, 3. C, 4. A, 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. A period of human life measured by years
2. Violent anger
3. The area between the upper and lower limit
4. Peril, hazard, risk, jeopardy
5. To make someone insane
6. A person employed to look after a garden

Answers:
RAGE, RANGE, DANGER, DERANGE, GARDENER

 

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