Words beginning with il...
The use of a thick-bodied paint to create sizeable peaks and crests in an image is impasto.

Words beginning with il...

Illuminate your spelling by playing this KS3 quiz on words beginning at il.

"I believe that life is chaotic, a jumble of accidents, ambitions, misconceptions, bold intentions, lazy happenstances and unintended consequences. Yet I also believe that there are connections that illuminate our world, revealing its endless mystery and wonder." - David Maraniss.

What a wonderful selection of nouns in Maraniss's quotation! Often the advice given out to students to help them improve their written work insists that it is the addition of exciting adjectives that will make a piece of writing more vivid. It is true that the insertion of an adjective or two will help the reader to imagine the scene, if you are producing a piece of description. But, as you'll know, a well-chosen verb can also bring your work to life. The lesson is that choosing words with care and precision will improve all writing. Look again at the quotation above: what is the difference between "accidents", "happenstances" and "consequences"? Try to add some new words to your vocabulary every week and see what happens!

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A person who comes into and permanently settles in one country after moving from another
    The words "immigrate" and "immigrant" are related
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Used in literature to refer to descriptive language that evokes sensory experience
    If you can spell "image", "imagery" should be simple!
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To make something up or invent it as one goes on
    Sometimes the word "improvise" is shortened to "improv"
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
    Adding the prefix im- to "moral" creates its antonym
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Anything that seems to be something that it is not
    The words "illusion" and "illusory" are related
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The use of a thick-bodied paint to create sizable peaks and crests in an image
    "Impasto" has been borrowed from Italian
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The policy of forcefully extending a nation's authority by territorial gain
    The words "imperial" and "imperialism" are related
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Existing only in the imagination
    Don't be caught out by the a of the fourth syllable!
  9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Relating to or associated with an empire
    Whereas "empire" begins with an e, "imperial" begins with an i
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct
    If you can spell "immoral", you will have a good head start with "immorality"

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