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Working with Words

TRUE OR FALSE?

Circle T or F to indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false.

1:

TFA benefit indicates how well a suit fits.


2:

TFSomeone who coordinates an event puts it together so it runs smoothly.


3:

TFTo be sympathetic is to find a good path to solve a problem.


4:

TFNylon is a synthetic fabric.


5:

TFIf we collaborate on a project, we do it together.


6:

TFIf our answers to the questions are consistent, they are opposite from one another.


7:

TFIf we are cooperating, we are building a house for chickens.


8:

TFIf your computer malfunctions, you may need to call in a repairperson.


9:

TFAn evil being, such as a witch, is often considered to be malevolent.


10:

TFCigarette smoking is beneficial to your health.


FIND THE MISFIT

In each group, underline the word that does not belong with the others. Then state why it doesn't belong.

1:healthy, beneficial, good, facial
2:malignant, evil, ligature, wicked
3:close, conclude, rude, end
4:pity, sympathy, road, feeling
5:combination, synthetic, synchronize, beneficial
6:time, synchronize, sinful, coincide

MULTIPLE CHOICE

Circle the letter next to the answer that best defines the italicized word or phrase. Use your knowledge of prefixes to help you decide.

1: She is still recovering from the malady.

(a) opera

(b) illness

(c) occurrence

(d) happening

2:Those plays represent the author's compassionate view of life.

(a) sympathetic

(b) directional

(c) passing

(d) fatalistic

3:His grandparents do not understand his like of contemporary music.

(a) fast

(b) loud

(c) current

(d) bad

4:Everyone congregated in the auditorium during the storm.

(a) talked

(b) gathered together

(c) worried

(d) ate

5:The consensus of everyone who attended the play was that it was too long.

(a) decision

(b) frustration

(c) collective opinion

(d) permission

6:The physician was sued for malpractice.

(a) operating on a dog

(b) practicing music

(c) giving improper or injurious treatment

(d) not paying a hospital bill

7:The professor prepared the course syllabus.

(a) concise overview or outline of main points

(b) vehicle for a course field trip

(c) test

(d) classroom

8:We enjoyed our trip to the music center to hear the symphony.

(a) percussion instruments

(b) concert

(c) speaker

(d) amplifiers



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