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Weekly Vocab #1.2.1 (repost #1)

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Friday, November 10, 2006, 4:01
Last posted: October 18th, 2002

> From: Aidan Grey <grey@...> > > Hey all, > > Since people want it to continue, here we go. I'll still provide > sentences for context. > > The goal here is to get through Longman's dictionary of 2197+ words, > which should be a good base for anyone. I'll do 10 words, 10 sentences, and > provide a theme grammatical structure each time. I will try to account for > obvious multiple meanings, and also make an effort to provide sentences > that reflect normal or newspaper speech, and not weird exercise language > (if you understand what I'm getting at). > > So, here we go: > > Theme: topicalization (make the vocab word the topic or focus of the > utterance). > > 1. crowd > There was a huge crowd in front of the building. > 2. lead > She led her dog into the field. > Her dog was on a lead. > The pipes are made of lead. > > 3. ready > He's ready to go now. > > 4. slow > Snails are slow. > He runs slowly, and I bet he won't win the race. > > 5. rent > I have to pay rent on the 5th of every month. > > 6. popularity > This was just a popularity contest. > > > 7. -ion > two parts here: first, how are verbal nouns formed? > act > action, move > motion, see > vision. > second, the sentence: > His action was hasty. > > 8. addition > Even the addition of an extra student increased class sizes beyond > tolerable limits. > > 9. hat > Today is a say-something hat day! > > 10. pack > I need to pack for my trip. > The pack she wore on the trip was way too heavy. > > Enjoy! > Aidan
Bonus Vocab from WordNet: This is randomly selected automatically, so in case it offends you or you disagree, please either ignore or be inspired to make up different words and/or phrases: - coffee mill, n. a mill that grinds roasted coffee beans - interconnect, v. cause to be interconnected or interwoven Fiant verba! ---- If you want to post your own weekly vocab, please do not send it to the list directly. To prevent unbalanced amounts of new vocab, send it to <weeklyvocab@...> in order to enqueue it in the regular weekly posting process. Just write a mail as if addressing the list directly -- it will be forwarded as is.


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