Wordzone – June 2014


wordzoneWords of Secrecy

Spies have always communicated in their own language to prevent getting caught. Over the years a number of spy terms have been formulated. Let’s uncover the meaning of a few terms used by spies.

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

1. Espionage (es-pee-uh-nahzh)
The fishermen were detained and charged with ____ after their boats strayed into disputed waters.
(a) abstaining (b) spying (c) fishing

2. Mole (mohl)
Operating under the cover of a journalist during World War II, Richard Sorge, a Soviet ___, is famous for his work in Japan.
(a) spy (b) economist (c) audiologist

3. Reconnoiter (ree-kuh-noi-ter)
The terrorist was on a ____ mission to gather information about sites that were easily accessible.
(a) general (b) specific (c) survey

4. Nugget (nuhg-it)
Used as a ___ to trap the conman was a police officer dressed as a smart salesgirl.
(a) bait (b) fragment (c) distraction

5. Uncle (uhng-kuh l)
The secret agent was instructed to report his findings at the ____ every Friday evening.
(a) shelter (b) headquarters (c) sanctuary

1. B, 2. A, 3. C, 4. A, 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. The chemical symbol for Sulphur
2. The present tense of ‘was’
3. A moral evil
4. One of the trigonometry trio…___, cosine, tangent
5. Star shaped Chinese spice
6. A protein found in milk
7. Long, pointed teeth
8. To declare a dead person as a saint
9. The rising of a star above the horizon
10. A combination of harsh sounds



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