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Words beginning with cl...

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"If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers." - Doug Larson.

Most unusual English words, no matter how nonsensical they seem, have reasonably sensible explanations. "Lackadaisical" is one such example. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word comes from the old phrase "Alack the day", used to express dismay about a particularly terrible day. You might never have heard the word, "alack", but you'll be familiar with its near cousin, "alas". You might even come across the rather dramatic expression, "Alack and alas!" Isn't it fascinating to see that an obsolete expression such as "Alack the day" lives on in the adjective, "lackadaisical"?

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A work of formal art, primarily in the visual arts, made from an assemblage of different forms
    The -age ending is important to remember
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To adorn, to cover, to dress
    Remembering the different vowel sounds in "cloth" and "clothe" should help you to remember the spellings
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A group of organisms of the same type living or growing together
    The unstressed second syllable is the trickiest part of this word
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Weather and other atmospheric conditions in a given area or country
    Which letter of "climate" is the most difficult to remember?
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Whenever any one or more species populate an area
    If you can remember how to spell "colony", you will have a head start on "colonisation"
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Composed of large parts or particles
    "Coarse" and "course" are homophones
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Several things grouped together or considered as a whole
    "Collection" and "collect" are related
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A woven fabric such as used in dressing, cleaning or other practical use
    Try not to confuse the verb, "to clothe", with the noun, "cloth".
  9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To come together
    The s sound is made with an -sc- in this word
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To ascend; to go up
    The letter b after the m can be a bit of a surprise! Can you think of other words with this letter combination?

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