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Vocabulary

Synonym, Antonym, Homonyms, Homophones, Prefix and Suffix - Book Back and Important Questions Answers - C. Match the words in column A with their Synonym in column B. D. Match the words in column A with their Antonym in column B. E. Use the words given below in your own sentences so as to get different meanings. One is done for you. F. Consult a dictionary, to find the homophones for the given words. G. Look at the prefixes and suffixes given and frame two new words for each one of them. One is done for you.

Vocabulary


C. Match the words in column A with their Synonym in column B.


Answer:

1. ease : effortless

2. evolve : progress

3. excess : surplus

4. survive : endure

5. immense : great

 

D. Match the words in column A with their Antonym in column B.


Answer:

1. concentrate : distract

2. inevitable : preventable

3. occasional : continual

4. complete : incomplete

5. insane : wise


Secrets of Goal Setting

1. Write clear and measurable goals.

2. Create a specific action plan for each goal.

3. Read your goals daily and visualize yourself accomplishing them.

4. Reflect on your progress to see if you are on target.

5. Revise your action plans if needed.

6. Celebrate your accomplishments!


 

Homonyms

Homonyms are words with similar sound and spelling, but with a different meaning.

 

E. Use the words given below in your own sentences so as to get different meanings. One is done for you.


cricket

Cricket is a popular sport. Noun

 A cricket is active at night. Noun

bank

The bank is closed today. Noun

There are trees on the river bank. Noun

will

The old man made his last will. Aux. Verb

 I don't want to go against your will. Noun

bark

She barked out an order. Verb

The bark of neem tree is used as medicine. Noun

watch

I have bought a new watch. Noun

 We watch the T.V programme. Verb

Bat

There are many types of bat. Noun

I bought a new bat to play cricket. Noun

 

Homophones

Homophones are words with similar sound but with a different spelling and meaning.

 

F. Consult a dictionary, to find the homophones for the given words.



1. in - inn

2. know - no

3. be - bee

4. to – two  

5. watt – what

6. right - rite

7. were - where

8. bare – bear

9. herd – heard

10. throne – thrown

 

Prefix and Suffix

Prefixes are added to the beginning of a root word while suffixes are added to the end.

 

G. Look at the prefixes and suffixes given and frame two new words for each one of them. One is done for you.


Answer:

Prefix: Wordl, Word2

Sub: subway, subconscious

un: unusual, unaware

re: retell, redirect

en: ensure, encourage

dis: dislike, disagree

ir: irregular, irrational


Suffix: Wordl, Word2

iy: suddenly, happily

or: actor, protector

er: teacher, preacher

ness: neatness, sweetness

lan: musician, technician

ist: activist, socialist

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