Words beginning with ex...
Fresh vegetables are a good source of fibre.

Words beginning with ex...

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"I'll always take Scrabble and chess if I'm going filming. But I do have the Scrabble dictionary, which can be infuriating for other players." - Saffron Burrows

Now "scrabble" is a very interesting word. The first thing that you might notice is that it is an example of onomatopoeia, because it reproduces the sound of the action it describes. Did you know that the word can also be used as a synonym for "scribble"? Or that it is a common noun, meaning a "scramble", as well as the proper noun and registered trademark name, Scrabble? So you might be able to say, "The boys scrabbled for the scattered Scrabble tiles while their sister scrabbled their scores on a scrap of paper." You might be able to say this, but, then again, would you want to?

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    'Fresh vegetables are a good source of f------'
    Although correct in other forms of English, "fiber" is not correct in the UK
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Extremely violent, severe, ferocious or savage
    The rule "i before e" works in this instance
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A material made of fibres, a textile or cloth
    If you can spell "fabric", you'll also be able to spell "fabricate"
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The second month of the Gregorian calendar
    Do you remember having any difficulty learning how to spell "February" as a young child?
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A literary genre set in a fantastical world, often including non-realistic elements such as magic
    In the past, before being used to designate a literary genre, this word was also spelled as "phantasy"
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Pertaining to a feast or feast-day
    The root of the word "festival" means "feast". Watch out for the a of the unstressed final syllable
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Metaphorical, as opposed to literal; using figures; as of the use of 'cats and dogs' in the phrase 'It's raining cats and dogs'
    The words "figure" and "figurative" are related
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A feeling or belief that something is true, real, or will happen
    Remember the ai digraph used to spell this monosyllabic word
  9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A wide, open space that is usually used to grow crops or to hold farm animals
    A case of the "i before e" rule being useful!
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A portion of a book or document, incorporated distinctly in another work
    You can think of this word as ex- plus "tract"

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