Volume 4, Number 21, February 22, 1999
Using a Dictionary - Definitions and Sounds
Use a dictionary to help you answer the questions.
1. Which word ends with the same sound as naive?
2. Which statement describes a naive person?
a. Gary is a very smart shopper. He always learns everything he can about the products hes interested in and compares prices carefully.
b. Richard often buys things he doesnt need and pays more for them than necessary. The problem comes from the fact that he believes that every salesperson is honest.
c. Kathy never bothers to match colors when she dresses. Today shes wearing one green and one yellow sock.
d. Joan is always willing to help someone in need. She is generous with her time and money.
3. Which word sounds just like the last syllable of dissuade?
4. Which sentence uses dissuade correctly?
a. If your jacket is too fuzzy, we can always dissuade it.
b. He tried to dissuade her from leaving by promising her a better job.
c. I cant dissuade which meal I should order.
d. She likes that suede and I like dissuade.
5. Which word is a homonym of lei?
6. What is a lei made of?
a. bricks or concrete blocks
b. pearls and cow patties
c. flowers and leaves
d. peach pits
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