When you are writing, it is important to use precise and ambitious vocabulary in order to succinctly communicate your meaning.
Learning new vocabulary can often be tricky, but by seeing the word in situ, you can often understand its meaning much more clearly.
You can apply this method when you come across a word you are unsure of - read it in context. Look at the words around the word, see what other word could be used in the tricky word's place and this can help you to work out what it must mean.
In this activity, you will be introduced to some advanced vocabulary and when to use it. Have a look at the words and get ready to start the questions!
asinine - extremely stupid or foolish
fractious - irritable, difficult to control
ostensible - appears to be true, but is not necessarily
domineer - to bully or intimidate
dichotomy - a contrast between two opposing things
malice - spite or desire to harm
synopsis - a brief summary
instigate - to start something
Right, let's get started!