Vocabulary Building Group!

Discussion in 'Online Games & Puzzles' started by Sushma, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. sunikris

    sunikris Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Gender:
    Female
    Good going game

    Hi all
    Once again ..thanks for starting this Vocabulary building game.
    really i am gaining knowledge..

    I want to ask something ..which u all must be knowing

    what is the difference between DISCOVERY and INVENTION ?

    waiting for ur replys.
    Bye :wave
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2007
  2. balaallaka

    balaallaka New IL'ite

    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Gender:
    Female
    vocabulary game

    hai ,

    The qeustions are very nice.really iam enjoying in searching the real meanings.............. thanks to all who ever got this idea......

    now come to the real meanings of the words discovey and invention


    Discovery means process of finding something: the process or act of finding something or somebody unexpectedly or after searching
    for example These dinosaur remains were one of the most important discoveries of the century.

    Invention means created thing: a thing that somebody has created, especially a device or process
    for example Thomas Edison invented the bulb...........

    Hope u got the difference................:mrgreen:

    all the best,
    bala.:wave
     
  3. Sushma

    Sushma New IL'ite

    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Gender:
    Female
    My responses..

    1. Inebriated means being drunk. Hopelessly inebriated. But not sure a word like "ebriated" exists. Does it?
    2. No. Flammable and Inflammable means the same thing. The rule of "in" doesn't seem to be universal.
    3. Irradiation is the process of applying radiation for therapeutic purposes.

    Sushma
     
  4. Lavanya

    Lavanya Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    785
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Female
    I concur with Sushma's replies. Also the word "Ebriate" does not exist. The Latin root word in "Ebrius".
    Similarly there's Valuable & Invaluable - both having the same meaning.
    So is "Priceless" which means its expensive. Some words when converted from their Latin root words have prefixes or suffixes that make us wrongly believe that they are negative!
    Also both Jobless & Unemployed mean the same - not having a job (OR) not engaged in gainful occupation. The previously stated meaning for 'jobless' is the commonly misconstrued meaning used as a rough translation from Indian languages.
    Example from Tamil: "Vera velai illaiya?" is translated as "are you jobless?"
    Unfortunately that is one of the very many words wrongly used by Indians because of translating it literally from their mother tongue.

    One more very common word is : "And All" - it has no meaning when used in the following manner.
    Do you know what and all happened? Do you know where and all we went?
    In Tamil, its common to say something like this:
    Enna ellam nadanthathunu unakku theriyuma?
    Enga ellam ponumnu unakku theriyuma?
    The above said sentences are not more "kocchai tamil" or slang dialect used. I understand that similar words exist in other Indian languages too... So beware when you think in any language other than English & try to convey that thought in English. I'm sure its the same for every language. :)
    L.
     
  5. sunikris

    sunikris Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Gender:
    Female
    Match the following

    Dear Bala,
    U r correct with ur answer.(diff. b/w Discovery & invetion)
    Regards
    Suneeta.
    ------------
    Hi all.,
    Here I am giving some words.
    Plz match the following.

    1.Abed . ---- ||| ----- a.Adjective
    2. Accuse . ------ || ---- b.Noun
    3.Complex . ----- ||---- c.Noun
    4.potency. --- ||----- d.Adverb
    5.Giver . ---||----- e.Verb

    For easy Solutions, here i am giving Meanings.

    Abead: In bed,on a bed.
    Accuse: to charge with wrong doing,misconduct.
    Complex: Complicated.
    Potency: Power
    Giver: One who gives


    Waiting for Answers.,
    Bye :wave
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2007
  6. Lavanya

    Lavanya Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    785
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Female
    Some words can be used for more than 1 function, but with the given choices I think this is how it goes...

    1.Abed . ----- d.Adverb
    2. Accuse . ------ e.Verb

    3.Complex . ----- a.Adjective
    4.potency. ----- b.Noun
    5.Giver . ------ c.Noun
     
  7. sunikris

    sunikris Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Gender:
    Female
    U r correct Lavanya

    HI lavanya..
    u r exactly right with ur answers.
    Later i will post some tasks of Synonyms.

    Thanku for giving answers & keep it up.
    Bye :wave
     
  8. sunikris

    sunikris Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Gender:
    Female
    Synonyms test

    HI all,..
    As i told before here i am giving some synonyms
    Give me the correct answer.
    If u can explain the answers that will be helpful& useful for others
    otherwise i will explain.

    1. There must be some <NOBR>.........</NOBR>, I think we have come to the wrong house.

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 border=0><TR vAlign=top><TD width=22><TD class=y><LABEL for=10>(a) error</LABEL><TD class=y><LABEL for=11>(b) fault</LABEL><TD class=y><LABEL for=12>(c) mistake</LABEL><TD class=y><LABEL for=13>(d) slip</LABEL>
    ------------
    2. The train crash was due to a <NOBR>.........</NOBR> of the engine-driver and many people died because of his carelessness.

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 border=0><TR vAlign=top><TD width=22><TD class=y><LABEL for=20>(a) blunder</LABEL><TD class=y><LABEL for=21>(b) slip</LABEL><TD class=y><LABEL for=22>(c) misunderstanding</LABEL><TD class=y><LABEL for=23>(d) inaccuracy</LABEL>
    ---------------
    3. You shouldn't worry about this, it was only a <NOBR>.........</NOBR> of the tongue and no one really noticed.
    (a).Slip
    (b).fault
    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 border=0><TR vAlign=top><TD width=22>(c).mistake<TD class=y><LABEL for=40></LABEL>(d).blunder<TD class=y><LABEL for=41></LABEL> --------------
    4...
    <TD class=y><LABEL for=42></LABEL>
    What he did was inappropriate to his social status, as a president of the country he didn't realize what a <NOBR>.........</NOBR> he had made.

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 border=0><TR vAlign=top><TD width=22><TD class=y><LABEL for=100>(a) mistake</LABEL><TD class=y><LABEL for=101>(b) error</LABEL><TD class=y><LABEL for=102>(c) misunderstanding</LABEL><TD class=y><LABEL for=103>(d) gaffe</LABEL>
    <LABEL for=103>----------------</LABEL>
    <LABEL for=103>5..</LABEL>
    <LABEL for=103>At the beginning of our marriage we had some <NOBR>.........</NOBR> but little by little we smoothed them away.

    (a).gaffes
    (b).mistakes
    (c).misundestandings
    (d).faults

    bye :wave </LABEL>
    <LABEL for=103></LABEL>
    <LABEL for=103></LABEL>
    <TD class=y><LABEL for=43> </LABEL>
    <LABEL for=43></LABEL>
    <LABEL for=43></LABEL>
    <LABEL for=43></LABEL>
    <LABEL for=43></LABEL>



    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 border=0><TR vAlign=top><TD width=22><TD class=y><LABEL for=10></LABEL><TD class=y><LABEL for=11></LABEL><TD class=y><LABEL for=12></LABEL><TD class=y><LABEL for=13></LABEL>
     
  9. Manjureddy

    Manjureddy Gold IL'ite

    Messages:
    601
    Likes Received:
    569
    Trophy Points:
    188
    Gender:
    Female
    My answers:

    1.Mistake
    2.blunder
    3.slip
    4.gaffe
    5.misunderstanding

    Manjula
     
  10. sunikris

    sunikris Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Gender:
    Female
    U r correct manjula

    Hi Manjula..
    U r correct. :clap
    thanks for giving reply.
    keep it up.

    Bye :wave
     

Share This Page