Emotion Words Practice Exercises

Updated on Sep 20, 2011

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Emotion Words Study Guide

Emotion Words Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise 1

Do the following sentences use this lesson's boldfaced vocabulary words correctly? Write T if a boldfaced word is used correctly and F if it is not. Read carefully; there may be tricks in the statements.

_____ 1. Being horrified is one of the true pleasures of being a fan of the Alien movies.
_____ 2. Feeling envy is a common emotion that describes feeling charitable and generous to others.
_____ 3. If you despise a group of people, you are being thoughtful and considerate.
_____ 4. If you have contempt for a group of people, you consider them inferior and less worthy than yourself.
_____ 5. Being jealous is feeling negative or hostile about the fact that someone else has something that you don't have.
_____ 6. A glutton is someone who envies others.
_____ 7. Weddings are events usually filled with delirious emotions.
_____ 8. Barking dogs are usually furious about being kept tied up.
_____ 9. Being prejudiced about another group is not always a sign of ignorance.
_____ 10. To be petrified of snakes is usually a safe plan when you're in the desert.
_____ 11. If you are obsessed with becoming rich, you may miss many of life's cheap pleasures.
_____ 12. Being terrified of tests is usually the sign of being unprepared to do well on them.


  1. T
  2. F
  3. F
  4. T
  5. T
  6. F
  7. T
  8. T
  9. F
  10. T
  11. T
  12. T

Practice Exercise 2

Fill in each blank with the word from this lesson that fits the description. The first letter of each correct answer has been provided.

1. Jane wishes she had as many friends as Stacy. e___
2. Tom is very scared of losing a match. t___
3. Suzanne thinks her siblings are idiots. c___
4. Sid's desire to eat is out of control. g___
5. Jim hates that his brother is smarter than he. j___
6. The bride is crazy about her groom. o___
7. The team's victory made them joyous. d___
8. Cats are usually thought to hate dogs violently. d___
9. The coach was really angry about the team's work. f___
10. The huge snakes scared the children. p___
11. The monster's size shocked the town. h___
12. Sam was certain the other team was weak. p___


1. envy
2. terrified
3. contempt
4. gluttonous
5. jealous
6. obsessed
7. delirious
8. despise
9. furious
10. petrified
11. horrified
12. prejudiced

Words You Should Now Know

contempt horrified
delirious jealous
despise obsessed
envy petrified
furious prejudiced
gluttonous terrified

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