|Saturday, June 29, 2002||
Synonyms — audacious, immodest, blatant
Antonyms — cautious, prudent, tactful
— I cannot tolerate his brazen insolence.
Capricious (kap’preeshus) — showing sudden changes in attitude or behaviour.
Synonyms — fickle, inconstant, unpredictable
Antonyms — consistent, constant, expected
— Her capricious nature makes her difficult to work with.
Depleted (de-pleeted) — reduced the quantity, size, power or value of something.
Synonyms — consumed, exhausted, lessened
Antonyms — augmented, increased, enhanced
— The drought has
depleted the stock of food.
Synonyms — inactive, inoperative, latent
Antonyms — active, lively, vigorous
— Certain plants lie dormant in a cold climate.
Emancipation (e-man-si-paysh’n) — to set somebody free from political legal or social restriction.
Synonyms — liberate, unfetter, discharge
Antonyms — bind, enslave, restrain
— Many women’s organisations are fighting for the emancipation of women.
Fastidious (fastiddi’us) — hard to please
Synonyms — fussy, finicky, demanding
Antonyms — relaxed, tolerant, lenient
— Our teacher is fastidious and refuses to accept any irregularity in the submission of work.
Match the first names of the novelists with their last names.
1. Jane a Dumas
2. Alexander b Bronte
3. Charlotte c Hardy
4. George d Austen
5. Agatha e Eliot
6. Thomas f Christie
Ephemeral — means lasting for a very short time. A creature which has a very short life is the dayfly, which in Greek was called ephemera. This word gave rise to the word ephemeral.
Mind unemployed is a mind unenjoyed — Boyee
1d, 2a, 3b, 4e, 5f, 6c
— Illa Vij