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Complicated Words and their Meanings

Discussion in 'Book Lovers' started by ani123, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. ani123

    ani123 Senior IL'ite

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    Hi Everyone!

    I was wondering what will you do if you come accross some words which you dont understand while reading?:coffee

    My way of approach has changed as when I was in teens I use to note it down and write the dictionary meaning for the whole list of words.
    Now I dont have so much patience and I just go with the flow and understand what the author meant :hide:

    what will you do? and what is good to do?Please share your experiences...
     
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  2. Gayathri47

    Gayathri47 Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Ani,

    I used to do the same things as you do - earlier I used to make a point to read the meanings - but now I can either guess its meaning from the context or let it pass (well sometimes these words are just descriptions of things that are not very imp to the story.. U understand na?)...

    But I think I do have these words stored somewhere in my sub-conscious mind - because the next time I read the word somewhere, I either ask my dad or friends about the word and if that fails I use the dictionary..

    I have changed my trend though, I use the wikipedia now-a-days !!(literally..!! it is so much more advanced that you not only know the meaning but also end up learning a whole lot of things related to it.! :))

    Gayathri
     
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    reach New IL'ite

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    Hi Ani,
    I agree with you and Gayathri. I used to refer the dictionary when I came across a new word which I wasnt aware of. These days I read online, so use the web for finding the meaning and also the synonyms and antonyms. This way I am learning more than one word.
    Hope this method will be of help to you as well.
     
  4. ani123

    ani123 Senior IL'ite

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    Hi Gayathri, Anu

    Thanks for your responses! I agree with you all too...Wiki is really helpful for lot of things.
    I usually google the word to find the meaning if its something complicated and cannot proceed further without knowing,but otherwise as Gayathri said will go with the context.
    I will start using some new words while talking by end of that book if the word is mentioned more than couple of times :)
     
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    Gayathri47 Silver IL'ite

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    Thats really nice - I am really bad at using the words which I learn :bonk
    I think I should make a point to start using the words too - what best way to improve ur vocabulary.!
     
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    Hi friends,

    Me too used to refer the dictionary...

    But nowadays its complicated to dust the dictionary and read it:hide:

    Now my all time friend is WordWeb Just Keep the mouse pointer on the word and click Cntrl you get the meaning...

    Yahoo its easy....

    Word web is a must in each ones PC.
     
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  7. Gayathri47

    Gayathri47 Silver IL'ite

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    Is word web an application that needs to be installed on the PC?
     
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    Prettina Gold IL'ite

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    yeah gayathri.

    search wordweb in google and download it....
     
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    Gayathri47 Silver IL'ite

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    Thanks Prettina! :thumbsup
     

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