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
> 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.
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
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