Thursday, February 4, 2021

Elementary Vocabulary - Worksheet #1

 

New Words for Today:
Ally, Fatigue, Fiction, Invest

 

Ally (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a friendly nation 2: an associate who provides assistance; "he's a good ally in fight"; "they were friends of the workers"

friend

Verb

1: become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage; "He allied himself with the Communists"

 

Fatigue (Noun, Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work; "he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue"; "growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills"; "weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep" 2: used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress; "metal fatigue" 3: (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something; "he was suffering from museum fatigue"; "after watching TV with her husband she had a bad case of football fatigue"; "the American public is experiencing scandal fatigue"; "political fatigue"

weariness, tiredness

Verb

1: get tired of something or somebody 2: exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"

tire, pall

 

Fiction (Noun)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Noun

1: a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact; "The novels he read are all fictions" 2: a deliberately false or improbable account; "The stories she spread at school are fictions meant to tarnish his reputation"

fable

 

Invest (Verb)

Type

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Verb

1: make an investment; "Put money into bonds" 2: give qualities or abilities to; "she will invest her skills in acting for her future" 3: furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors

put, commit, place

divest

 

Today's Vocabulary Challenges

*** Write answers in the comment box ***

 

Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 fatigue A fable 1: 1 invest A divest 1:
2 fiction B friend 2: 2 B 2:
3 ally C weariness 3: 3 C 3:
4 invest D commit 4: 4 D 4:

 

Match Definitions

1 get tired of something or somebody A fiction 1:
2 make an investment B invest 2:
3 a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact C fatigue 3:
4 an associate who provides assistance D ally 4:

 

Crossword Challenge
1 Across:
2: exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress(7)
4: give qualities or abilities to(6)

Down:
1: a deliberately false or improbable account(7)
3: a friendly nation(4)
2 3
4

 

Engligh Language Trivia

How Many words are there in English Language?
There is no single sensible answer to this question. It's impossible to count the number of words in English because it's not well defined, what counts as a "word" in the first place. Unlike French, German, Spanish and Italian languages, there is no Academy for English to define official accepted words or spellings. New words are coined and added regularly. 2nd Edition of Oxford English dictionary lists over 600,000 words. A 2010 joint study by Harvard and Google estimated English containing 1,022,000 words with around 8500 words being added every year.

 

Recent Words Learned: invest, fiction, fatigue, ally

 

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