Std.10 English: Textual Vocabulary Activities
Que. 2 (A) Seen Passage_A3 (2 Marks)
|Activity 1: Find Antonyms for the following words from the lesson (Page 62):|
|a. decreasing x||b. gentle x|
|c. cowardice x||d. inferiority x|
|e. abnormal x||f. tentatively x|
|g. common x||h. unbound x|
Ans: a. increasing b. cruel c. courage d. quality e. normal f. extremely g. rare h. bound
|Activity 2: Find Antonyms for the following words from the lesson (Page 63):|
|a. few x||b. discontinue x|
|c. cheerful x||d. unlimited x|
|e. slowly x||f. dark x|
|g. unoccupied x||h. unknown x|
Ans: a. numerous b. continue c. dismal d. confined e. rapidly f. bright g. engaged h. known
|Activity 3: Homographs are the pairs of words that are spelled and pronounced the same, but have different meanings in different contexts.
Use the following words in two different contexts:
(watch, couple, mind, space, sound, left)
|watch: We will watch the match on TV.
watch: I need to get my watch repaired.
|couple: It will take only a couple of hours.
couple: A sweet couple is celebrating their special day.
|mind: Never mind. Something good will happen soon.
mind: What’s going on in your mind?
|space: There’s space for a table and two chairs.
space: She is interested in space science.
|sound: We heard the sound of firing.
sound: That doesn’t sound very nice.
|left: I left my bicycle out in the rain.
left: Raise your left hand.
|Activity 4: Write one word for each of the following (Page 62):|
|a. a study of origin and development of the universe-|
|b. the typical or highest example of a stated quality-|
|c. to make something seem larger or important than it really is-|
|d. confused because you cannot understand something-|
Ans: a. cosmology b. epitome c. exaggeration d. perplexed
|Activity 5: Write one word for each of the following (Page 63):|
|a. not afraid of misfortunes-|
|b. forecast of a future health condition-|
|c. causing an important change in history-|
|d. an ordinary person without any special skills-|
Ans: a. undaunted b. prognosis c. epoch-making d. layman
|Activity 6: Give NOUNS of:|
|a. great-||b. renew-|
|c. diagnose-||d. explain-|
|e. importantly-||f. uncertain-|
|g. continue-||h. consider-|
Ans: a. greatness b. renewal c. diagnosis d. explanation e. importance f. uncertainty g- continuity h- consideration
|Activity 7: Find NOUNS of (Page 62, 63):|
|a. mischievous-||b. legendary-|
|c. muscular-||d. imaginative-|
|e. momentary-||f. qualitative-|
Ans: a. mischief b. legend c. muscle d. imagination e. moment f. quality g- medicine h- century
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