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ODD ONE OUT: Exercise 1

The verbs on the right are all synonyms except for one.  Underline the word which doesn't belong.  Example:     SPEAK:  say, talk, transfer, utter

  1. 
APPLAUD:  acclaim, censure, cheer, praise

  2. 
CHECK:  examine, inspect, merit, probe

  3. 
DESIRE:  alter, crave, fancy, wish for

  4. 
DISAPPOINT:  dissatisfy, disillusion, let down, smudge

  5. 
FRIGHTEN:  alarm, prosper, scare, startle

  6. 
GET:  acquire, gain, lock, obtain

  7. 
STEAL:  captivate, nick (inf.), rob, shoplift

  8. 
THROW:  chuck (inf.), fetch, lob, toss

 
ANSWERS
ODD ONE OUT:   Exercise 2

 
1.  CLOSE:  fasten, merge, seal, shut

  2. 
DELAY:  postpone, put off, suspend, tell off (inf)

  3. 
DISCOVER:  bring to light, burst, come across, find

  4. 
IRRITATE:  annoy, bother, pester, vanish

  5. 
MANAGE:  deal with, handle, run away, see too

  6. 
RELAX:   carry on, rest, take it easy, unwind

  7. 
SHOUT:  cry, gossip, scream, yell

  8. 
WALK:  march, stroll, stride, twist

 
ANSWERS
 
 
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