Special Sub-Topic: Expanding Your Vocabulary
|What does the word 'speculate' mean?|
To think about something. You could also speculate by guessing, reflecting, or supposing.
|If I asked you to see my abode, what would I be asking you to see?|
Where I live. An abode is anywhere that you may live for any period of time.
|If something is scarce then how often can you find it?|
Rarely. There is a scarcity of water in the desert, but not for those who live in the rainforest.
|If you are trying to placate someone who is angry, what are you doing?|
Trying to make them happy. If your best friend was angry, you would try to placate him or her because you wouldn't like to see them in a bad mood.
|If you are feeling lethargic, what do you feel like?|
Dull and slow. If you are sick with the flu and don't feel like doing anything but lying in bed all day, you are lethargic.
|If I am agile, then what word would also describe me?|
Quick. Agile can also be used to describe how quickly you use your mind. A person who can run fast and can do multiplication in their head like a calculator is agile in every way.
|If someone is acting impudently, how are they acting?|
Rude. Most people are impudent when they are angry; however, some people are rude and insulting because they haven't learned good manners.
|If I am blitheful, then what am I?|
joyful. You might experience blithe when you recieve something you have worked hard for, or when you have a great day.
|If a teacher is tyrannical, how does he act?|
Harsh. Something dramatic would have had to happen to describe a teacher in this way. Generally the word 'tyrant' is used to describe people who are extremely severe and unfair.
|The new dress I bought is flamboyant, so what does it look like?|
Bright and showy. If you wear something flamboyant, you are bound to get looks from everyone around you; however, acting flamboyant can cause those around you to be annoyed.
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