It’s our 5th lesson for growing your English vocabulary. Today we are going to take the word bad, and use it to grow your English vocabulary by learning words with a similar meaning (synonyms).My job is to give you definitions and example sentences, and yours is to use the words every day this week.
Ways to Practice These Words
- Use them in a conversation.
- Practice with a language partner. This could be a friend or someone that you find online.
- Write a sentence every day. If you post them to the comment section, I’ll check as many as I can.
- Google the word
Let’s learn some words!
This week’s word is take
Our Synonyms are extract, pilfer, procure
Take means to remove someone or something from a place.
- Please take the trash outside.
- Are you using this chair? Is it ok if I take it?
It can also mean that you remove something from someone or somewhere in a negative illegal, or illicit way.
- The robber took my jewelry.
It can also mean to accept or receive something.
- If they offer me the job, I’m going to take it.
Extract means to take something out, usually by force. It can mean to get something from someone who was at first reluctant. It can also mean a special method is used to remove something.
- The miners extracted to coal from the ground.
- The man threatened to extract the information by any means necessary.
Pilfer- means to steal something. Pilfer is usually thought of as a crime that petty thieves commit. They steal small amounts of something, sometimes over and over again.
- The army would pilfer village after village, as they made their way through the countryside.
- The men were accused of pilfering people’s possessions when they were out of town.
Procure- means to take or get something while giving special care, or effort. When something is procured, it is usually not easy to get and great importance is put on how and if it’s gotten.
- We finally procured the paining for the museum.
- The thief knew he would have to take special care while procuring the masterpiece, in order to not damage it.
Let’s summarize these words….
Take means to remove something. It can be in a forceful way or in an illegal way. It can also mean to accept or receive something.
Extract means to take something by force or use a special process to get it.
Pilfer means to steal something. Usually something relatively small, and it may be done over and over again.
Procure means to take or give something that was difficult to get or has to be handled with care. It’s also a synonym for obtain and acquire.
That’s it, now go practice these words.
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