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Importance of Vocabulary Practice Exercises (page 2)

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Updated on Sep 20, 2011

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Practice: Finding Out What You Already Know

  1. Vocabulary Fluency. Possible antonyms (opposite words) include:
  2. sweet: sour, salty, bitter, spicy

    different: same, similar, alike

    asleep: awake, alert, waking, conscious

    run: walk, stumble, hop, stand still

    easy: difficult, hard, complicated

  3. Knowing Synonyms. Possible synonyms (same or very similar words include:
  4. strange: odd, weird, alien, uncommon, unusual

    rude: ill-behaved, ill-mannered, vulgar, inconsiderate, impolite

    correct: right, appropriate, true, valid

    enormous: large, gigantic, huge

    rule: nouns: law, principle, regulation; verbs: legislate, reign, govern, run

  5. Using the correct Homonym
    1. grate
    2. beach
    3. soles
    4. stationary
    5. waste

Set Your Word Power Learning Goals

Now that you've completed these brief practice exercises, you should have an idea of which areas of vocabulary improvement you need to concentrate on. Is it spelling? Is it understanding word meaning? Is it knowing words well enough to use them casually in conversation and writing?

In the space below, list the areas you want to improve, and remember, deciding to improve in more than one area is certainly allowed!

My Word Power Goals

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Lesson 1 Words You Should Now Know

  • antonym
  • diagnostic
  • enormous
  • fluency
  • homonym
  • inventory
  • stationary
  • stationery
  • synonym
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