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Exercises on Expressive words

 

Covert,                 nuance,                     implied,                inferred,

innuendo,             proclaim,                 impute,                  presume

Use each of the above words in the following sentences:

1. The Prime Minister will __________________ a new holiday next year.

2. Do not ________________ to know what my motives are.

3. His _____________ message was not obvious to most of the audience.

4. Do not ______________ my character with false allegations.

5.  His address to the school _______________ that we were lazy and careless.

6. I did not appreciate the _________________ in the speech about our relationship.

7.  From what was said, I _________________ that the class was not to attend.

8. The _________ in his speech suggested that I was too friendly to fellow students.

Evoke,                 subtle,               connotation,                  twigged,  

exhort,                didactic,             derived,                         explicit, 

9. The ______________of that word appeals to different emotions in people.

10. The message of the principal was too _____________ for year nine to understand.

11. His teaching style was too _____________ and left no room for differing views.

12. She tried to ______________ emotions of compassion, caring and love.

13. After a few minutes she finally ____________ what was being discussed.

14. My directions to you were clear and __________________ .

15. You should ______________ younger students to develop good habits.

16. She _______________ satisfaction from doing a thorough job.


Protested,                overt,                 linear,                    assume,    

emotive,                   referential,         nuance,                 surmise

17. The ________________meaning of a word is its dictionary or objective meaning.

18. You ____________ information that has not been verified.

19. He _________________ that the trial had not been fair or just.

20. The _____________ structure of  his argument was clear and sequential.

21. The ____________ manner of speech left ambiguity and doubt in the audience.

22. The coloured and metaphoric language was too ____________ for scientists.

23. The ________________ of that word leaves too much to the imagination.

24. From the information it is possible to ________________that he is guilty.

Answers:

1. The Prime Minister will _Proclaim  a new holiday next year.

2. Do not Presume to know what my motives are.

3. His covert/implied message was not obvious to most of the audience.

4. Do not impute my character with false allegations.

5.  His address to the school implied that we were lazy and careless.

6. I did not appreciate the innuendo in the speech about our relationship.

7.  From what was said, I inferred that the class was not to attend.

8. The nuance in his speech suggested that I was too friendly to fellow students.


9. The connotation of that word appeals to different emotions in people.

10. The message of the principal was too subtle for year nine to understand.

11. His teaching style was too didactic  and left no room for differing views.

12. She tried to evoke emotions of compassion, caring and love.

13. After a few minutes she finally twigged what was being discussed.

14. My directions to you were clear and explicit .

15. You should exhort younger students to develop good habits.

16. She derived satisfaction from doing a thorough job.

17. The referential meaning of a word is its dictionary or objective meaning.

18. You assumed/surmise information that has not been verified.

19. He protested that the trial had not been fair or just.

20. The linear structure of  his argument was clear and sequential.

21. The covert manner of speech left ambiguity and doubt in the audience.

22. The coloured and metaphoric language was too emotive for scientists.

23. The nuances of that word leaves too much to the imagination.

24. From the information it is possible to surmise/assume that he is guilty.


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