Word Exercises -Learning to write well through good words

Word Exercises – Learning to write well with appropriate words ..

 

Select the right word from the list given below and insert it in its right place.

1. Iran is back on its feet again. People are agog with excitement as the U.S.-backed ———- that crippled their country for years has finally been lifted.

2. Iran is a nation with a rich heritage. Its artists and film-makers are very creative. This is why Iranian film-makers get so many awards for art films in global competitive events. With more exposure to the world, Iran will rise to new heights. In exchange for the ——– nuclear weapon which Iran really didn’t need, ———- access to global markets and investment sources is a much bigger gain.

3. The western world was deeply suspicious of Iran, and its leaders. Now, after Iran joins the mainstream, ——– will be replaced by partnership in fields of oil exploration, education, technology, and scientific research.

4. Logically, America and Israel could never have ———- a nuclear Iran. If not through negotiations, the two powers would have adopted military power to ——- Iran’s nuclear infrastructure.

5. The recourse to such heavy-handed approach would have destabilized the whole region —— unpredictable and highly disruptive forces. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards could have run amok often turning on the liberal forces in their own country.

6. Like what happened in Iraq in the aftermath of American intervention, Iran could have slid into a state of upheaval, fratricidal warfare, and a huge ——– in Islamic terrorism.

7. After the accord was signed, the whole world heaved a sigh of relief. The ——– of war seems to have receded for the near future.
8. With Iran crisis averted, the UN can focus its attention on the Syrian ——–.

List of words …
[Paranoia, Decimate, Unfettered, Embargo, Elusive, Specter, Countenance as verb, Spurt, Imbroglio, Unleashing]
Answers will be posted tomorrow.
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Vocabulary Exercise- Learning good English through words 1

Vocabulary Exercise- Test your word power. —–

Fill in the blanks by selecting the most appropriate word from among the list of 10 words given at the bottom of the questions.

 

a. The Maoists continually raided the village and looted items like rice, vegetables, livestock, cash etc. On receiving the complaints from the harried villagers, the Police Superintendent posted pickets around the village on 24×7 basis. The step was intended to ——- the fears of the villagers.

 

b. All the five giant water supply pumps failed simultaneously. As a result, all taps in households and public places went dry causing great hardship to the inhabitants. The irate inmates of the town could take the suffering no longer and decided to lay siege to the Collector’s office. At noon, they shouted angry slogans. The wise Collector didn’t order police action to disperse them. Instead, he came out of his office to meet and speak to the people. He informed them that nearly 50 water tankers would soon reach them. It ——- the angry people, who left to await the arrival of the tankers patiently.

 

c. Later, the Minister telephoned the Collector and praised him for his ——–.

 

d. The vengeful murderous paramour of the young businessman wanted to marry the man so that she could enjoy his wealth and influence. But, the young man’s wife stood on the way. One day, the paramour had the wife abducted by a group of contract killers. She murdered her with her own hands, cut off her limbs, packed the ——— body in a bag, and threw it to a pond.

 

e. The ——— murder made headlines and the police launched a massive manhunt to nab the killer. The clever ———— of the crime fled her house to evade arrest. She remained ——— to the search team for nearly a year before the police could arrest her.

 

f. The political parties fought the election basing their campaigns on diametrically opposite ———-. The campaign was bitter, and long. In the debates, neither of the two candidates —— any ground to the other.

 

g. The typhoon ravaged the towns and villages along its way. Tress were uprooted, houses were broken and ——— were twisted snapping the wires. Power supply could be restored after almost a week.

 

List of words …. [Manifestos, Gruesome, Allay, Mollified, Sagacity, Ceded, Elusive, Mutilated, Perpetrator, Pylon]

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ANSWERS …

a. The Maoists continually raided the village and looted items like rice, vegetables, livestock, cash etc. On receiving the complaints from the harried villagers, the Police Superintendent posted pickets around the village on 24×7 basis. The step was intended to allay the fears of the villagers.
b. All the five giant water supply pumps failed simultaneously. As a result, all taps in households and public places went dry causing great hardship to the inhabitants. The irate inmates of the town could take the suffering no longer and decided to lay siege to the Collector’s office. At noon, they shouted angry slogans. The wise Collector didn’t order police action to disperse them. Instead, he came out of his office to meet and speak to the people. He informed them that nearly 50 water tankers would soon reach them. It mollified the angry people, who left to await the arrival of the tankers patiently.
c. Later, the Minister telephoned the Collector and praised him for his sagacity.
d. The vengeful murderous paramour of the young businessman wanted to marry the man so that she could enjoy his wealth and influence. But, the young man’s wife stood on the way. One day, the paramour had the wife abducted by a group of contract killers. She murdered her with her own hands, cut off her limbs, packed the mutilated body in a bag, and threw it to a pond.
e. The gruesome murder made headlines and the police launched a massive manhunt to nab the killer. The clever perpetrator of the crime fled her house to evade arrest. She remained elusive to the search team for nearly a year before the police could arrest her.
f. The political parties fought the election basing their campaigns on diametrically opposite manifestos. The campaign was bitter, and long. In the debates, neither of the two candidates ceded any ground to the other.
g. The typhoon ravaged the towns and villages along its way. Tress were uprooted, houses were broken and pylons were twisted snapping the wires. Power supply could be restored after almost a week.
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Vocabulary Building 2

Vocabulary Building 2 … Articulate writing through use of right words …

Fill in the blank choosing the right word from the three words given below the sentence.

a. Smith was an attractive young man in the office. Two girl colleagues vied with one another to attract his attention. There was the vivacious Anne and the silent Lara. She was not so gifted as Anne. Everyone thought Anne will carry the day, and Lara will be left with a broken heart. But, there was one minus in Anne. She was ________ by nature. Smith wanted a life partner, not so much a sizzling bed partner. Finally, Lara won the race, and Anne was left broken-hearted.

(Cohort, Calumny, Capricious)

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Vocabulary Building 1 – Right word in the right place

Words with subtle differences in meaning— How to use them correctly

Eye-catching, Conspicuous, Visible, Apparent, Attractive, Stand out, Dazzling, Eye-popping,  


Eye-catching

a. During the Kumbh Mela, consumer goods manufacturers trying to take advantage of the huge gathering of people, display their products in eye-catching positions to get optimum publicity.
b. The travel agency was allotted a place in the lobby of the five-star hotel. The agency had paid a higher fee to get the eye-catching spot. Continue reading

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