July 07, 2010

Matching Exercise: Vocabulary Power - 1a

Do this exercise and test your vocabulary power. The words and phrases on the left can be found in the story "The Spell of Longing - An Elegy for Rose (republished)". Match those words or phrases on the left to the correct definition or meaning on the right.


  1. Nodded, nod (verb)
  2. Forcing, force (verb)
  3. Digest (verb)
  4. Instead (adverb)
  5. Distraction (noun)
  6. Isolate (verb)
  7. Distance (noun)
  8. Fondness (noun)
  9. In common (adverb)
  10. Avoid (verb)
  11. Skip (verb)
  12. Sparkling (adjective)
  13. Blessed (adjective)
  14. Pretended, pretend (verb)
  15. Get over (verb)
  16. Chance (noun)
  17. Weeping, weep (verb)
  18. Shape (noun)
  19. Sighed, sigh (verb)
  20. Stabbed, stab (verb)
  21. Shelter (noun)
  22. Bitter (adjective)
  23. Comfort (verb)
  24. Wounded, wound (verb)
  25. Tight (adverb)
  1. Shining with brilliant points of light like stars.
  2. A possibility; A risk involving danger.
  3. The visual appearance of something or someone.
  4. The property created by the space between two objects or points
  5. In place of, or as an alternative to; On the contrary.
  6. Intentionally fail to attend; Bypass.
  7. Having or sharing equally with another or others.
  8. Stay clear from; Prevent the occurrence of.
  9. Give moral or emotional strength to; Lessen pain; Alleviate.
  10. Forget; To overcome; To deal with successfully.
  11. Make believe with the intent to deceive.
  12. Inflict an injury; Hurt.
  13. A structure that provides privacy and protection; The condition of being protected.
  14. Mental turmoil; An obstacle to attention.
  15. Set apart from others.
  16. Firmly or closely
  17. Breathe deeply and heavily.
  18. Expressive of severe grief or regret.
  19. Lower and raise the head, as to indicate assent or agreement or confirmation.
  20. Arrange and integrate in the mind.
  21. Cry; Shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain.
  22. A predisposition to like something.
  23. Urge (a person) to an action; Constrain or motivate.
  24. Highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)
  25. Poke or thrust abruptly.

End of Exercise

Mister Guru

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