Definitions
One definition of the word 'audacious' is 'brave'.

Definitions

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Definitions are the meaning of words. Every word has a definition - you only have to look in an English dictionary to see that's true. If you don't know the meaning of a word, the best thing to do is ask. Knowing the meaning of words can make such a difference in understanding what is being written or spoken.

See if you know the meanings of the following ten words.

1.
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Wherry
Ferry
Rowing boat
Steamer
Yacht
'Wherry' rhymes with 'ferry' but is a 'rowboat'
2.
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Xylem
Percussion instrument
Plant tissue
Twigs
Wooden instrument
Xylem carries water in plants. Phloem carries food!
3.
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Auspicious
Favourable
Lowly
Poor
Threatening
Auspicious weather meant that the regatta could begin
4.
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Irrefragable
Answer for
Answer to
Answered
Unanswerable
The prefix 'irr-' is negative and means 'not' or 'un-'
5.
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Rigorous
Lax
Loose
Relaxed
Strict
Rigor - noun; rigorous - adjective; rigorously - adverb
6.
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Audacious
Brave
Fearful
Frightened
Timid
The audacious tailor smote seven flies at once!
7.
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Roster
Chicken
Cockerel
Hen
List
A 'roster' is a list. A 'rooster' is a cockerel!
8.
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Edifice
Building
Cake
Decoration
Delight
The new town hall was a huge marble edifice
9.
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Biennial
Constantly happening
Every two years
Never occurring
Twice each year
The biennial festival took place in 2010, 2012, 2014 etc.
10.
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Collegiate
Belonging to a college
Connect
Destroy
Disconnect
'Collegiate' means 'belonging to a college'!
Author:  Sue Daish

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