Weekly Vocab #1.2.3 (repost #1)
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 24, 2006, 4:07|
Last posted: November 8th, 2002
> From: Aidan Grey <grey@...>
> Okay, all you ravenous beasts, here is the promised double batch.
> topic: genitive relatives (or whatever the "whose..." clauses are called)
> 1. president
> 2. office
> The president whose office is oval has moved to the country.
> (I swear this juxtaposition was random)
> 3. trap
> The hunter whose trap was empty is angry.
> 4. operate
> He operated on her.
> He knows how to operate a well/pump.
> 5. idea
> Whose idea was that?
> 6. blame
> The girl whose dress is torn blames you.
> 7. descriptive
> The guy whose writing is very descriptive will probably win awards.
> 8. upright
> It stood upright against the wall.
> 9. everything
> Everything is as messed up!
> 10. own
> The old woman who owns that cat is really mean.
> I can barely see my own hand in front of my face.
> topic: how to disambiguate (if at all) 3rd person referents
> 1. life
> She owed her her life.
> 2. journey
> Their journey to visit their friends was long.
> 3. brick
> He gave his brick to him.
> 4. merry
> She was merry all day at the festival.
> 5. fail
> He failed to save him.
> 6. approve
> He approved his request.
> 7. jaw
> Their jaws were bruised from fighting their enemies.
> 8. hardship
> He thought his hardship too great to bear.
> 9. whatever
> Whatever she did, she was not happy.
> 10. goods
> Their goods were locked on their wagon.
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:
- Irish person, n.
a native or inhabitant of Ireland
- sum up, v.
give a summary (of); "he summed up his results"; "I will now summarize"
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