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    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    Thanks for the comments....Ronbee.. I appreciate that:- )

    Thanks to ted and jlinger also who gave their opinion and suggestions.

    I am learning a lot through this 'new words and sentence making' way..
    I have changed my answers somewhat. (The response to "demeanor" was a "No" when it was supposed to be a "Yes"; I changed my mind about "inexorably".)

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    Re: sentence making

    Some of these are a little iffy. (Comments are in red.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    wobble- The car hit me. I wobbled and fell down.

    Sheaf - The peon got the sheaf of papers.

    mitigate- Do you have any plans to mitigate the after effects of natural calamties like floods?

    set about- I don't know how to set about introducing the new topic in my class

    bawl- she bawled at me to finish my home work as soon as possible.
    ("Yelled" would be better than "bawled" there.)
    furrow- I saw the deep furrows on the rocks made by the seawaves.

    destitution- The sudden fall of sensex left them in destitution

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    #13

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    I have changed my answers somewhat. (The response to "demeanor" was a "No" when it was supposed to be a "Yes"; I changed my mind about "inexorably".)
    cho chweet of you Ronbee..... thanks ! no need to be embarassed

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    #14

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    Some of these are a little iffy. (Comments are in red.)
    Thanks for taking out your time and reading my posts.. R!

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    wobble- The car hit me. I wobbled and fell down. This may be correct but I would suggest that the car brushed you, touched you, startled you, or something less impactful than "hit" you if you only wobbled and then fell down.

    Sheaf - The peon got the sheaf of papers. Fine.

    mitigate- Do you have any plans to mitigate the after effect of natural calamties like flood ? Fine. Except it's calamities.

    set about- I don't know how to set about introducing the new topic in my class Fine.

    bawl- she bawled at me to finish my home work as soon as possible. Bawling is usually crying, with tears, rather than harsh words. With the harsh word concept it usually is phrased as "she bawled me out about not finishing my homeword." In this sentence (yours), I would probably say she hollered or yelled at me rather than bawled.

    furrow- I saw the deep furrows on the rocks made by the seawaves. The sense of furrows is that they are fresh, and even, made by a plow, though sometimes refer to wrinkles in a face. If you are after imagery, that the plain of rock looked like a freshly plowed field, then furrows is fine. But it would be furrows in, not on, the rock. And sea waves is not one word.

    destitution- The sudden fall of sensex left them in destitution. More smoothly "left them destitute." For emphasis, you might say, "left them in a state of utter destitution."

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    wobble- The car hit me. I wobbled and fell down. This may be correct but I would suggest that the car brushed you, touched you, startled you, or something less impactful than "hit" you if you only wobbled and then fell down.

    Sheaf - The peon got the sheaf of papers. Fine.

    mitigate- Do you have any plans to mitigate the after effect of natural calamties like flood ? Fine. Except it's calamities.

    set about- I don't know how to set about introducing the new topic in my class Fine.

    bawl- she bawled at me to finish my home work as soon as possible. Bawling is usually crying, with tears, rather than harsh words. With the harsh word concept it usually is phrased as "she bawled me out about not finishing my homeword." In this sentence (yours), I would probably say she hollered or yelled at me rather than bawled.

    furrow- I saw the deep furrows on the rocks made by the seawaves. The sense of furrows is that they are fresh, and even, made by a plow, though sometimes refer to wrinkles in a face. If you are after imagery, that the plain of rock looked like a freshly plowed field, then furrows is fine. But it would be furrows in, not on, the rock. And sea waves is not one word.

    destitution- The sudden fall of sensex left them in destitution. More smoothly "left them destitute." For emphasis, you might say, "left them in a state of utter destitution."
    Thanks for the all explanations you gave , jlinger! All of you are helping me out in understanding the exact meaning of the words and how I can use them in my daily life conversation.
    Once again thanks to all of you there!!

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    #17

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    Roselin:
    I agree with all of Jlinger's analyses. As for "set about", while you can use it the way you did, it is probably better to say:
    I don't know how to introduce the topic to my class.

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    #18

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    more words :-

    Swathe- the new born baby was swathed in a white piece of cloth.

    Austerity-– His childhood was……( not able to find the suitable word) in austerity.

    Scabby- he had a scabby knee.

    Frivolous- She is still a frivolous girl.

    quelled - she quelled her fear of darkness

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    #19

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    All good.

    His childhood was one of austerity, perhaps? His childhood was austere.

    Newborn is one word (not two).

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    #20

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    All good.

    His childhood was one of austerity, perhaps?umm... here I want to say something like ' his childhood was passed in austerity' I am hesitant, if passed would be an appropriate word to be used here. His childhood was austere.

    Newborn is one word (not two).
    Thanks!

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