Words beginning with el...
Easily affected by emotion is an emotional person.

Words beginning with el...

Practise your spellings with this KS3 quiz. "The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order." - Jean Cocteau.

Did you know that a dictionary is not like a rule book for language? Instead, it preserves and stores knowledge about how people use language. This is because language changes over time and words change too, in their definitions, in their pronunciation and in their spelling. Good dictionaries show how particular words have been used at different times in history, so that you can see exactly how they have changed and all of the different shades of meaning they express.

New words are also added to the dictionary every year. For example, dozens of new words were added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2017, including the noun, "hatemonger". It's useful to check dictionary definitions of words you don't know, but it's also important to pay attention to context so that you understand how a word is being used.

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The work or occupation for which one is paid
    Replace three letters with two and you will have a word meaning "pleasure". Do you need a minute or two? Here............................................Still not got it? Replace the -mpl- with -nj- and you get "enjoyment"!
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Easily affected by emotion. 'She's an e--------- person'
    If you can spell "emotion", you just need to remember the -al suffix to spell "emotional"
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A reference work (often in several volumes) containing in-depth articles on various topics
    Remembering the ae digraph can be difficult
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Any of the more than 100 known substances that cannot be separated into simpler substances
    Elemental, my dear....
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The movement of a person or persons out of a country or national region, for the purpose of permanent relocation of residence
    Avoid confusing "emigration" with "immigration" (e- means "out" and im- means "in")
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A person's internal state of being and involuntary physiological response
    The words "emotion" and "emotional" are related
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Science based on electrons and their behaviour; also devices utilising this
    Just add an -ic to "electron"!
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Incitement to action or to practice
    If you can spell "encourage", you will not have any trouble with "encouragement"
  9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To disrupt somebody's composure or comfort
    Remember the double r and double s
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To mentally support; to motivate, give courage, hope or spirit
    Can you see the word "courage" in "encourage"?

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