Either I get a lot of these things or I just complain more than most...
Question Set 25:
[[knot is related to create from raw material
You said: floor
knot means "make into knots"
create from raw material means "make from scratch"
galvanise is related to floor
You said: create from raw material
galvanise means "to stimulate to action "
floor means "surprise greatly"]]
Only two people have gotten a 30/30 with that set. I have mentioned before how a one-word relationship could lead to strange associations... I don't even see the one-word relationship in the second pair.
They are difficult ones, a little obscure, but their supplied definitions do make sense.
I wouldn't have thought to put knot and floor together as a combination. I probably wouldn't have got 'create from raw materials' either, lol! But I can see the connection - when you knot fibres to make a rope or macrame, for example, you are creating something; just like knitting a jumper is creating it from scratch.
To surprise someone enough to floor them certainly describes stimulating someone into an action, but I may well not have put those two together either.
Does galvanise mean to create from raw material? The dictionaries I looked at describe it as applying a cover, coat, protective layer etc.
Verb 1. galvanise - to stimulate to action ; "..startled him awake"; "galvanized into action"
ball over, blow out of the water, floor, shock, take aback - surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
2. galvanise - cover with zinc; "galvanize steel"
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
3. galvanise - stimulate (muscles) by administering a shock
shock - subject to electrical shocks
1 shock or excite (someone) into taking action:the urgency of his voice galvanized them into action
2 (often as adjective galvanized) coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc:an old galvanized bucket
early 19th century (in the sense 'stimulate by electricity'): from French galvaniser (see Galvani, Luigi)http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/galvanize