Connotation And Denotation Question Preview (ID: 35058)


Choose Words Based On Their Connotations.

Will you please turn your stereo off? I can’t concentrate with all that (sound, noise)
a) noise
b) sound
c)
d)

My brother can’t stand his mother-in-law. She’s practically a millionaire, but she’s about as (thrifty, cheap) as a person can get.
a) cheap
b) thrifty
c)
d)

Can you please ask the new saleswoman not to be so (enthusiastic, pushy)? She is scaring away the customers.
a) pushy
b) enthusicastic
c)
d)

I have a lot of respect for Jenny’s father. He’s rather (reserved, antisocial) and dignified.
a) reserved
b) antisocial
c)
d)

What makes Jim such an excellent storyteller is his knack for (invention, lying).
a) invention
b) lying
c)
d)

I love going camping and getting in touch with nature. The woods are filled with so much (vermin, animal life).
a) animal life
b) vermin
c)
d)

I hope I don’t have to share an office with Janice. Sandra told me how (curious, nosy) she can be.
a) nosy
b) curious
c)
d)

It was a beautiful spring day, and the (stench, scent) of apple blossoms filled the whole yard.
a) scent
b) stench
c)
d)

“The sooner we move out of this (home, dump),” said Jack, “the happier I’ll be.”
a) dump
b) home
c)
d)

I love traveling to other countries and enjoying the (exotic, strange) food.
a) exotic
b) strange
c)
d)

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