Word Study

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

Word Study is a concept that has been developed to help you practice word usage, while understanding their meaning. Since a car without an engine is incomplete, your English language is incomplete without Word Study.

Take a look at some of these words, their meaning and examples. 


Word Study


word study

  •  Abnegation /abnɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/: Renouncing a belief or doctrine

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  • Aggrandize /əˈɡrandʌɪz/: enhance power, wealth or status


  • Alacrity /əˈlakrɪti/: Eagerness


  • Anachronistic /ənakrəˈnɪstɪk/: misplaced chronologically


  • Archetypal /ˌɑːkɪˈtʌɪp(ə)l/: Of a certain kind


  • Ascetic /əˈsɛtɪk/: one who practices self-denial as part of spiritual discipline


  • Beguile /bɪˈɡʌɪl/: influence someone in a deceptive way


  • Blandishment /ˈblandɪʃm(ə)nt/: intentional excessive words for persuasion


  • Cajole /kəˈdʒəʊl/: persuade by flattery 


  • Callous (/ˈkaləs/: disregard for others


Today’s class has shown us how words like cajole, blandishments could be used to have someone do what you want without necessarily telling them what’s true. Other words like camaraderie, circumlocution, beguile…may not be our everyday day words, but they also have their roles in forming sentences. 


List out all the words learnt in today’s class and explain what each one means. 

Reading Assignment

Read a comprehension passage on the role of government i the society and underline the new words in the passage.

Weekend Assignment

Collect a copy of any essay and write out 10 new words using the dictionary as a guide. 

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