Unreal Words 

SECOND GROUP

 

11 truncite

a) to shorten by cutting off a part

b) a type of fossil

c) a person who loves suitcases

 

12 cetacean

a) relating to a geological period in the development of planet Earth

b) relating to the way some people pronounce foreign words

c) relating to a group of aquatic mammals

 

13 asceptic

a) a person who doubts or does not believe

b) free of germs

c) relating to riches and treasure

 

14 parenthesis

a) an essay about parenthood

b) a type of bracket

c) careful work done by a surgeon

 

15 antile

a) in Zoology, relating to ants

b) in Physics, the antiparticle of a lepton

c) in Architecture, a structural feature within a roof.

 

16 crumhorn

a) a medieval musical instrument

b) a type of antelope

c) a receptacle used in the kitchen

 

17 brunch

a) something you might have at about eleven o'clock in the morning

b) something you might do with your fist

c) something which hangs from a fruit tree

 

18 drivel

a) silly or senseless talk

b) saliva dripping from the mouth

c) a type of garden tool

 

19 brunhorn

a) a type of antelope found only in South America

b) a musical instrument used in Scotland in ancient times

c) a newcomer in a group of landscape artists

 

20 lurcher

a) a person who teases and torments

b) a type of dog

c) a canvas carrier-bag

 

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Answers

 

SECOND GROUP

 

11 truncite

This is not a real word. To shorten by cutting off a part is a definition of truncate.

 

12 cetacean

c) is correct. Relating to or belonging to the Cetacea, which includes dolphins, porpoises and whales.

 

13 asceptic.

No such word. Something which is free of germs is aseptic. A person who does not believe is a sceptic, sometimes spelt skeptic.

 

14 parenthesis

b) this is the correct name for one of these punctuation marks (  ) . The plural is parentheses. The correct name for these  [  ]  is brackets.

 

15 antile

Don't be silly! It's nonsense.

 

16 crumhorn

a) a medieval musical instrument. No doubt can will be able to find out more about it.

 

17 brunch

a) It's a meal which combines breakfast and lunch.

 

18 drivel

Can be used from both a) silly or senseless talk and b) saliva dripping or dribbling from the mouth.

 

19 brunhorn

The word does not exist.

 

20 lurcher

b) A type of dog, sometimes a greyhound crossed with a collie, trained to hunt silently. It is thought that it was originally bred by the Roma people (Gypsies). Check your dictionary for other meanings of the word.

 

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