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Synonyms and Antonyms

December 28, 2009

I. What are good synonyms for each word that follows? Where possible list the antonyms.

1, anomaly

2. crass

3. perfunctory

4. puerile

5. recrimination

6. spry

7. equanimity

8. bountiful

9. courtly

10. crescendo

11. vitriolic

12. obsequious

13. suave

14. abortive

15. coy

16. insipid

17. gibberish

18. fastidious

19. erudite

20. diligence

II. Match the words in list A with the ones in list B that have opposite meanings.

List A.
1. anomaly

2. crass

3. coy

4. bountiful

5. insipid

6. abortive

7. equanimity

8. perfunctory

9. scathing

10. suave

List B
a. fruitful

b. exciting

c. custom

d. flattering

e. meager

f. anxiety

g. brazen

h. scant

i. surly

j. courtly

Interesting Words

August 11, 2009

Adam Jacot de Boinod wrote:


When photographers attempt to bring out our smiling faces by asking us
to “Say Cheese”, many countries appear to follow suit with English equivalents. In Spanish however they say patata (potato), in Argentinian Spanish whisky, in French steak frites, in Serbia ptica (bird) and in Danish appelsin (orange). Do you know of any other varieties from around the world’s languages? See more on


fornale, to spend one’s money before it has been earned; cagg, a solemn vow or resolution not to get drunk for a certain time; and petrichor, the pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a
dry spell.

English Grammar Quiz

February 26, 2009

English Grammar Quiz

I. Write the irregular past tense and participial forms of the following verbs: (/20)

1. begin _________ ___________ 2. lose _________ ___________

3. leave __________ __________ 4. swim ________ ____________

5. let ____________ ___________ 6. speak _______ ____________

7. spend _________ __________ 8. fly___________ ____________

9. quit ___________ __________ 10. shine ________ ____________

II. Choose the best verb from the list above to complete the following sentences. Use a different verb for each one in its most correct form, simple past or participial: (/10)

1. When we arrived the movie had already ________________.

2. The teacher _____________ to us about the assignment many times.

3. She _____________ to Chicago twice since 2005.

4. She ____________ her job yesterday.

5. The manager ___________ her staff know about her resignation already.

6. The sun _____________ for 5 days in a row this week.

7. That dog ____________ in the lake at the beach last summer.

8. I already ___________ all of my savings.

9. We must make sure we _______________ anything until now.

10. No one ____________ yet.

English Grammar Quiz

January 25, 2009

1.If only the weather __________ this good all year round.
2.She wishes that she __________ at home now.
3.It is essential that everyone __________ fairly.
4.It is important that she _________ on time.
5.She wishes that she _________ a date for the wedding.
6.If they __________ the lottery , they would travel more.
7.It is in their interest that they _________ cooperative with the manager.
8.It is recommended that he ________ a vacation.
9.The nurse says that she _________ rest.
10.If it_______so expensive, we ______ ______ able to afford it.


January 16, 2009

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