Wordzone – January 2016

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BRAND MUSINGS

Since the last decade, the market for luxury goods has been growing exponentially because of wealthy, young customers who are extremely brand-conscious and well informed about the various fashion trends around the world.

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

1. Pulchritude (puhl-kri-tood)-
With the perfect blend of intelligence and ____, Karen was undisputedly the favourite contestant at the beauty pageant.
(a. attitude b. smartnessc. beauty)

2. Minaudière (mee-noh-dyair)-
The new range of car tyres has a wider ____ to prevent cars from sliding on snow and ice.
(a.case for cosmetics or personal belongings b. case for official documents c. case for money)

3. Junket (juhng-kit)-
On the pretext of attending a human rights conference in Berlin, the governor went on a ____ with his mistress.
(a. business trip b. sports camp c. pleasure outing)

4. Chatelaine (shaht – l- eyn)-
As the lady walkedacross the room,the keys dangling from the ___on her waist jingled to a rhythm.
(a. chain b. hook like clasp c. belt)

5. Sybarite (sib-uh-rahyt) –
A ___ by nature, Keith was unable to adjust to an austere lifestyle after his family suffered a financial crash.
(a. lover of material possessions b. lover of luxury c. lover of food)

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

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. Abbreviation for Litre
2. A note to follow ‘So’ …in the ever popular Do-Re-Mi
3. A malt beverage similar to beer 4. Famous tragedy written by Shakespeare- King __
5. You may find this in an oyster
6. Membrane covering the lungs
7. Relating to puberty
8. Stage of adolescence
9. Considered honourable or respectable
10. Changeable or mutable
11. To walk or stroll

Answer:

1. L
2. LA
3. ALE
4. LEAR
5. PEARL
6. PLEURA
7. PUBERAL
8. PUBERTAL
9. REPUTABLE
10.PERMUTABLE
11.PERAMBULATE

 

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