Word Study

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In today’s English class, we will be focusing on Word Study 

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word study

Word Study

The word study you are about to look at consists of words with their meanings. In addition, you also get to look at how each of these words are used in sentences. Study each word and try to pronounce them one after the other. 

  • Construe

To construe something is to interpret or assign meaning to it.

Sentence: Your helpful behavior may be construed as interference by others.


  • Mendacious

To not tell the truth; deceitful

Sentence: What we see, hear, smell and touch is not necessarily mendacious; it’s the conclusions we draw from those observations that may be inaccurate.

  • Athleisure

A fashion trend distinguished by athletic clothing that is both comfortable and alluring

Sentence: Athleisure looks great whether you’re working out or going about your daily business.


  • Beseech

Asking someone to do something immediately or imploring them to do it

Sentence: She realized that it was the perfect time to beseech the former FBI agent for assistance.


  • Scrutinize

To carefully or critically study in great detail.

Sentence: When planning your next tactics, it is advisable to carefully scrutinize your opponent’s moves. 

  • Largesse

Kindness or generosity in bestowing gifts or money

Sentence: He relied on the largesse of friends after he lost his job.

  • Multifarious

Multifaceted or diverse

Sentence: Spain is a composite of multifarious traditions and people.

  • Obdurate

Being stubborn and refusing to change one’s opinion

Sentence: He is known for his obdurate determination.


  • Ostracism

Excluding a person or certain section from society by the majority’s consent

Sentence: She broke taboos, risking ostracism and derision in the process.

  •  Pejorative

Showing disapproval

Sentence: While the police was supposed to be neutral, he described the suspect in a pejorative manner. 



Use your knowledge to give meaning to these words: Construe, Beseech and Scrutinize


Reading Assignment

Use your personal dictionary to write the meaning of these words:













Weekend Assignment

Construct sentences with each of the new words learned in today’s class. 


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