A) Find the suitable British or American English word and fill in the
B) Find the suitable British or American English spelling and fill in the following.
C. Eponymous Words
whose origin is traced to individuals are known as eponymous words.
Meaning: A woodwind instrument
made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece.
Origin: Adolphe Sax, Belgian
- born inventor, was the designer of the saxophone.
Meaning: A rupture in the
crust of a planetary mass object.
Origin: Vulcan, the God of
fire in Roman mythology.
Eponym: Eiffel Tower
Meaning: It is a wrought-iron
lattice tower on the champ de Mars in Paris, France.
Origin: Gustave Eiffel, an
Engineer. His company designed and built the tower.
Meaning: At act of voluntary
absence from using, buying or dealing with a person or organization.
Origin: Captain Charles C.
Boycott, an Irish land agent:
Eponym: Mount Everest
Meaning: The world's highest
mountain above sea-level.
Origin: Sir George Everest
the surveyor General of India.
D. Euphemistic words
Using an inoffensive words in the place of an offensive words are
known as Euphemistic words.
Common Euphemisms in English
i. Fill in the blanks with correct euphemisms for the given words.
Deaf, or hard of
hearing - Hearing-impaired
mentally ill -
fat - Big-boned
blind - Visually
liar - Spinning a yarn
An eponym refers to a person or thing
after which something else is named.
Words whose origin is
traced to individuals are known as eponymous
a. Fill in the blanks with correct
Meaning and Origin for the given words.
Meaning: A book of maps
Origin: In Greek mythology,
Atlas was the God of astronomy. He was forced to support the heavens upon his
Meaning: A writing
system which allows blind or visually impaired people to read.
Origin: Louis Braille
(1809-1852) suffered an eye injury as a small child and went blind. He
developed his own writing system of raised dots.
Meaning: a temperature scale
(0°C - 100°C)
Origin: Anders Celsius
(1701-1744), a Swedish professor, developed the idea behind the temperature
scale. The Celsius temperature scale was named after him.
Meaning: One method of
Origin: Gabriel Daniel
Fahrenheit (1686-1736) was a German physicist. The Fahrenheit temperature scale
was named after him.
Euphemisms are polite,
mild phrases which substitute unpleasant ways of saying something sad or
Using an inoffensive
words in the place of an offensive words are known as Euphemistic words.
b. Fill in the blanks with correct Euphemisms for the given words.
Word : Euphemisms
housewife : homemaker
old people : senior citizen
short : vertically challenged
prison : correctional facility
toilet : restroom
homeless : on the street
lazy : couch potato
lunatic asylums : mental institutions